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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Gravy Monster wrote:
White = no chance
Different = of course
Rider = no question
Rigid = indeed
Single Speed = don't be silly
XTR = not a sausage
Mayhem = Bring it on
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All sounds good to me, looking forward to this......


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Yep...me too.

I think you should go for Yellow with Grey or Blue decals......the opposite of mine!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:59 pm 
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A small bit of progress has started , I have pressed in the headset cups and have fitted an stxrc catridge lower and the original impact up top, should be better than before. I have also fitted a NOS UN72 BB along with a near NOS sugino mighty 900 chainset 8)

As you can see and possibly start to wonder have I built this up without paint, well ...... As the frame will never warrant the cost and time of a respray this seemed like a great donor for the "Rat"................ I love the custom rat look VW vans and buses that I have seen going around so a rusty frame with some shiny drive train parts is my plan 8) who needs the extra weight of paint !

As mentioned before the frame was butchered in the seatube and still has most of the post inside, I have removed a good 6 inches of it below the toptube and rear triangle which will enable a post to be securely fitted.

The frame looked like it did in the picture above this morning until I added some water on a small sponge and instantly started to bronze with the corrosion, I was expecting a week or two but you could watch it before your very eyes :shock:

Should be a laugh at mayhem if nothing else :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:16 pm 
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As the frame will never warrant the cost and time of a respray


Surely not?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:30 pm 
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As mentioned the frame is butchered inside and has most of a stuck seatpost inside ,all the shards are rattling inside will never be a good un :(

I will take a picture down the seattube tomorrow with warts n all !


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Love it..!!!!!!

Thats next on my list... A rat bike.. :D
Vdubs look cool so why not a nice bike. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:37 pm 
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once you reach the rustiness you desire, anchor wax the frame to stop it getting any worse.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Thanks Kier, I will investigate, clear coat apparently works also.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:00 pm 
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That's mental, but I love it!!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Gravy Monster wrote:
As mentioned the frame is butchered inside and has most of a stuck seatpost inside ,all the shards are rattling inside will never be a good un :(

I will take a picture down the seattube tomorrow with warts n all !


How bad is it?


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