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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Thats stunning mate will ride so nice.. what about a carbon fibre seatpost though for the extra F1 touch 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Thanks :D

I would run a carbon post but, I think the black would look bad mated with the polished seat mast. I've run lots of polished alum to play off the fork crown area. I do have one and will try it when I finish the build.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:58 pm 
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I'm with Racer X... a carbon post with matching carbon bars would be the bomb!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:10 pm 
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I rebuilt my fork today; Since it was already in 50 pieces I figured I'd throw 'em at the polishing wheel

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The anodizing on my brake calipers is faded so I gave them a little blast with the rattle can.
I've been looking for something to try out the new Dupli-Color MetalCast product on;
From their site;
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Metalcast™

Dupli-Color® Metalcast™ Anodized Color turns ordinary chrome pieces into a bright, transparent-colored metallic finish in an easy one-step process. Metalcast is a durable enamel finish that is oil, gas, and heat resistant to 500° F intermittently, making it ideal for interior, exterior, and high-heat applications under the hood. Specially formulated to work over properly prepared shiny, bare metal, and faux chrome-like surfaces.

Seems to look pretty nice;

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Back on the bike;

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I also polished my stem and installed a carbon riser bar;

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:04 am 
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The ground is thawing over here in Canada and I'm back to building new trails :D Riding season is upon us :D
I've almost finished my rear mech; I'm just waiting for the Ti bits now;

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:46 am 
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Wow nicer than new! I have the same amp fork that looks a bit tattered. You really polished it up nicely.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:36 pm 
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A little update; I've sorted the UST tires on the Non-UST rims with no tire sealant. I've done the bracket for the Flight Deck head unit. I'll put up pictures of that after the Ti bits arrive. I've sorted the rear brake rotor hitting the end of the suspension linkage bolt. Pictures after the Ti bits arrive. Sorted the front derailleur cable stop. Waiting for Ti for this as well but, I did take a picture;
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:43 am 
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Update; I finished the mounting bracket for the Flight Deck head unit. I was waiting for the Ti hardware;

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I also finished the rear suspension linkage bolts. There had been a clearance issue with the brake rotor.
Drive side, stock dimensions replaced with Ti hardware. No clearance issues;
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Disc rotor side, machined and Ti hardware;
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It's a tight fit but now it's standard ISO dimensions so I can run modern disc wheels;
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:07 am 
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Done! Now I'll see if I can find a good photographer;

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:43 am 
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turned out very nice - I like it 8)


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