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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:11 am 
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Bloody hell, that looks fantastic!
Hoping to do my first frame this year, rattle cans most likely. Done many an alloy wheel, but never a bicycle.
How many coats of colour & clear did you do, and how far did you go flatting back between coats?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Thanks :)
I will write a basic guide later as I've been asked a few times. I'm no expert but hopefully people that are will chip in. I'll put the link in my signature when it's done.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:14 pm 
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To quote Alan Partridge, "that really is first class''

Fantastic work so far!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Thanks for the comments :)

Just wondering if purple will suit this.
What do you think?



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:54 am 
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God yes!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:08 pm 
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God yes!


+1,


I think it would be rude to deny those inner voices
in your head that are saying "go on you know you want to" :D

Exercise those demons, and release the 3dv


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:54 am 
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Lovely paint job! :D

I would not use too much purple in ordner not to distract from the awesome frame! In addition, the build could become to "nervous". But try it out. I would prefer it without purple stuff except for some Details such aus skewers or a H20.

Have you got a DX Gruppo in mint/NOS sorted? As "DX" is contained in the name of the model you shouldn't use anything else. :D

I don't really like the function of the push-push Rapidfire shifters. If you do use them, make sure to take the ST-M071 (2-finger version). 4finger levers look awkward... I would take thumbshifters or ST-M075 Rapidfire Plus (not period correct, but nice in terms of function; more or less the same as XTR ST-M900, only 7speed).

Just out of interest: have you weighed fork and frames?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:26 am 
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Lovely paint job! :D

I would not use too much purple in ordner not to distract from the awesome frame! In addition, the build could become to "nervous". But try it out. I would prefer it without purple stuff except for some Details such aus skewers or a H20.

Have you got a DX Gruppo in mint/NOS sorted? As "DX" is contained in the name of the model you shouldn't use anything else. :D

I don't really like the function of the push-push Rapidfire shifters. If you do use them, make sure to take the ST-M071 (2-finger version). 4finger levers look awkward... I would take thumbshifters or ST-M075 Rapidfire Plus (not period correct, but nice in terms of function; more or less the same as XTR ST-M900, only 7speed).

Just out of interest: have you weighed fork and frames?


Yep, what he already said. Let the frame be colourful 8)
Hopefully you will use a full dx group. I would use thumbies and 2-finger brakes :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:13 pm 
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I have the origional DX group from it, it's in ok condition rather than NOS! Hopefully it'll look better when it has been cleaned / polished.
I remember the DX trigger shifters being awful, so I might put some Suntour Thumbies on it, I would need to buy some new brake levers though.

I made up the stem logo on the computer yesterday, just need to print it on water slide paper and lacquer over it.

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