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 Post subject: I've got FAT
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:35 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I have had an ironic smile on my face the last few weeks everytime the wife has said that I am getting fat. 'Yes me dear, I am getting FAT'
well yesterday i did get FAT :P

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Started putting a few bits on it and painted the forks already. Don't think there will be any suprises on this build- it will follow the Yo law; Blue Ringle everything, XTR, rockshox etc.
Frame is in great shape (cheers FattyB), no rust, chain suck or dings, just the usual cable rub, storage marks and usage scuffs. I wouldn't want a 100% minter anyway as I want to use this one.
Needing wheels, stem and post to finish. Quick spec will be, XTR M900 brakes, shifters, mechs. Cooks E cranks, Ringle post, hubs, stem, QRs, Wildgrippers, Kolo Ti bars, flite etc etc......like I said nothing new, just nice!
Forks are Judy DH, painted them this morning, was a bit tricky but have come out well I think.
Can't wait to see how it rides!

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Sorry about image sizing but photobucket has changed and I can't work it without Adobe 9 (which my PC won't load without having a fit)

Cheers
S


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:37 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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This way is it not bad to get fat! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:45 pm 
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sweet, you got that colour-way spot on with the forks.
did you spray them yourself? proper factory look.
what's the frame size..s/m?
proper FAT that :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:49 pm 
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not even related, but i'm off to bromleybike on thursday for a king wheel build.
now that frameset proper reminds me of multiple Yo frames hanging off the wall on pegs............pure candy


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:49 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:05 am
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Location: South Carolina, US
That frame looks familiar! Ha ha!
Great to know it went to a good home. LOVE the forks!! That bike is gonna be sick...it's got the plague already :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:48 am 
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I can't even begin to imagine how you managed the paint job on the forks when I struggle getting flat black to look good :lol:

Superb.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:16 am 
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yup, agreed, good work on the forks :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:34 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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GREAT job on the forks, they look fantastic..

I've got a coupla spare Yo Eddy Head & Bones stickers; if you fancy them for the fork legs, lemme know.. Gratis of course..

What stem/post combo you hitting?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:40 pm 
Old School Hero

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Fantastic looking bike. Ditto the painting questions. What paint and laquer did you use?
Rob


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
wooah, what are your spraying rates buddy? I've got a couple of sets of Judy's that need new paint!

Very, very nice


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