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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:38 pm 
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tigern wrote:
get a beer!

because if i want to do a real proper restoration, i have to let it paint professionally, so why not give it a try myself :roll: :


well it would save you 250 quid and 12 weeks sitting in someones warehouse doing nothing :lol:

tigern wrote:
No kidding, i give it a shot to play with "the sponge", don't now where it goes but i'll see......it will be fun that's for sure!! Want to try to match the frame with all the bleached out parts, might put some worn out XTR on it to be in style, old worn tyres, can restore it always later.....and will :wink:


fake ageing..I like the concept..if it might end up going to a prima donna paint shop then yes why not have a go yourself..

I've often wondered why more people do not do this..have a go first, the most you will lose is free time but if it works a big smile and a great looking bike could be the pay off

looking forward to see how this comes out chap


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Just another topic i wish i had never opened


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:03 pm 
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any123 wrote:
Just another topic i wish i had never opened


Why? You don't like it? Finished, only have to do some adjustments, so i found a used Flite, a well used XT M732 breakset, used Syncros seatpost, used Smoke/Dart combo, the only new looking thing is the paint on the fork and the steerer... But i have a plan, will try it later.....


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Cool very cool... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:10 pm 
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some close-ups


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:17 pm 
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I still say it looks great


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Excellent job!
I like it!
But you should really consider someone else for mounting your saddles...! Ouch!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Is this the birth of the bicycle "rat-look"?

http://rat-look.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=27

Nice. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Vinevo wrote:
Is this the birth of the bicycle "rat-look"?

http://rat-look.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=27

Nice. 8)


Was just about to say the same thing. I say it looks v cool. If ever I find an Adroit, I would prefer this kind of patina over a Shiny mint one.... ( still would not say no to a minter though!)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Adjusted it a bit, looks better now in my opinion, not perfect though, but it's ok...

And put the Mission Control decals on.

I think i'm gonna put Suntour XC Pro on it instead of the XT which i had on earlier


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