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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:56 pm 
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roc6839 wrote:
RR, I looking for a curved gatorblade. Any luck. I heard someone got one.

Get ready for this.....
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=277493


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Nice Brodie. But someone else added a curved gatorblade to his collection last night.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:26 pm 
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JSO wrote:
Sir..... you have kahunas the size of cataloupes! :shock:

Those gatorblades come around once a year and when they do they command a hefty price.

Again...I wouldnt have the nerve to paint a pair.


BUt with that said I have admired yours many times.

It looks like a project 2 may be in my future :roll:


i'll be painting my Sovereign frame/fork eventually as well ;)

was planning on using a Syncros fork till I managed to secure a Gator. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:08 am 
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OK...my straight legged fork I purchased will be arriving tomorrow.

I was really thinking about spraying it a color to match the stem.

Would REALLY like to hear peoples opinions. I cannot match the splatter...
So choices are fairly limited.
Black or Gold. Or are there any other color choice that I should consider with the green & gold splatter.
Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:31 pm 
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JSO wrote:
OK...my straight legged fork I purchased will be arriving tomorrow.

I was really thinking about spraying it a color to match the stem.

Would REALLY like to hear peoples opinions. I cannot match the splatter...
So choices are fairly limited.
Black or Gold. Or are there any other color choice that I should consider with the green & gold splatter.
Thoughts?

hi
post a picture of the fork when it arrives.
are you painting it yourself?
i'd give a gold stem and fork a try.
see if you like it. if not, then spray it black.
could also try and find a green to match.
roy


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Retro_Roy wrote:
post a picture of the fork when it arrives.
are you painting it yourself?
i'd give a gold stem and fork a try.
see if you like it. if not, then spray it black.
could also try and find a green to match.
roy


Just checked the tracking.......looks like delivery today aint gonna happen as it is currently 2500 miles away.

BUt I like your advice


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:51 pm 
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Retro_Roy wrote:
JSO wrote:
OK...my straight legged fork I purchased will be arriving tomorrow.

I was really thinking about spraying it a color to match the stem.

Would REALLY like to hear peoples opinions. I cannot match the splatter...
So choices are fairly limited.
Black or Gold. Or are there any other color choice that I should consider with the green & gold splatter.
Thoughts?

hi
post a picture of the fork when it arrives.
are you painting it yourself?
i'd give a gold stem and fork a try.
see if you like it. if not, then spray it black.
could also try and find a green to match.
roy

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:11 pm 
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Nice 8) Looks like a very good colour match you've got with the forks and stem


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:04 am 
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looks good. loose fit the fork and stem together on the frame.
see if it does it for you. will get a better idea than random
parts on the floor. :)
roy


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:42 pm 
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Color is an exact match!
Mocking it up makes me much more comfortable with the gold.

Think I am going to go ahead and commit & have them clear coat the fork and stem & have the steerer shortened and addtl threads added.

The parts are going to be all black (Provided I can find some black XT BR-M734 :? ) Mostly XT with Black Cooks cranks.
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