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 Post subject: 1992 GT Karakoram
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:40 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Bought this.

Cost £20.

Bargain!

But it is a bit of a mess in the paint department. :-(

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Lovely Flip-Flop stem. :-)

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Rear dropouts. With adjustable things

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I *heart* u-brakes. :-)

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All plastic guides included.

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Seat clamp is messy but I love a challenge. :-)

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Yeeeuch.

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Groove Tube. :-)

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Proper forks.

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I've gone from the Dave Lloyd to this - and I'm more excited about this challenge if I'm honest!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:28 pm 
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:shock: Someone painted over the factory colour scheme. Were they blind?

Looks like a ice challenge to have though.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:41 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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AR-CoolC wrote:
:shock: Someone painted over the factory colour scheme. Were they blind?


I think they were. :-(

Thinking about trying to replicate a GT paintjob on this, but with colours they never used back in 92.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:57 pm 
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AR-CoolC wrote:
:shock: Someone painted over the factory colour scheme. Were they blind?.


That was my first thought too. I must admit, this wasn't what I was expecting to see when I clicked on the link, given 92' highly-desirable (IMO :)) paintjobs.

I sure am looking forward to what you're going to do with this though. I love your idea of a GT-esque 'splatter' but with unseen/unused colours, I think it'll be very striking!.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Thats a great little project Rob.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:45 pm 
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looking forward to your painting proces!!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:53 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Good luck with that Rob, when Will first got that I wondered why they painted it but maybe they wanted it a little more subtle for commuting?

What colours have you in mind?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:00 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Dunno.

I really need the decals but when I asked Gil about my Tequesta he didn't have them on file. No idea about Karakoram though.

Might try the stripe thing OR might go for Richter 8.0 satin black?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:16 am 
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seeing the factory 'inferno' colourway covered up like that has made a small piece of me die inside...

Hope you do this one some justice, cos of that.. 8) :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:20 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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It was Tequila Steve.


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