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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:46 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Well, bored this afternoon so attacked the Specialized with a can of Plasticote:

MT60 Deore mechs from an '88 Saracen
Shimano clanger hanger!
BR-AT50 cantis
MT60 cranks with alu Biopace rings
Exage hubs with Weinmann rims
Specialized stem
Fuji 150 bars
Rolls saddle
'86 Muddy Fox Courier Com forks
DX thumbies/ levers.
Ebay decals

Old english white into blazing red - simply because the two cans looked so alike, I'd started spraying the rear red before it was too late. Liked the look so carried on.

it was only meant to be my pub bike.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 8:10 pm 
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Excellent work fella, was this a specialized scheme or a nod to an ultra burner :D , looks too good for a pub bike.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 9:15 pm 
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accidental.... picked up wrong spray can....


:shock:

:lol:

originally BRG with silver decals - a bit dull.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:17 pm 
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:shock: That looks much better, nice work fella 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:44 pm 
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A bit of a "10 years younger" transformation- great work looks the Dogs. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:25 am 
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and one more


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 12:21 pm 
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That looks great! Agree with CWG- makes the whole bike look much more youthful. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 12:12 am 
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those psudo P2 style muddy fox forks give it very quick steering - needs wider bars - nice ride though.

its just tooo good for the pub....


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:56 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
its just tooo good for the pub....


:lol: I thought the idea behind a pub bike was it looked like a bag of nails but rode like a dream, well, after a few bevies it does. You may need to invest in a better bike lock :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:25 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
those psudo P2 style muddy fox forks give it very quick steering - needs wider bars - nice ride though.
its just tooo good for the pub....

Wow, I’ve never seen a fork with so little trail as that. Look how much closer the front wheel is to the front of the chain rings now – you’ve reduced the wheelbase by like two inches or something, all coming off the trail. No wonder it steers quick!

Not sure wider bars will be enough really, the fork looks as though it was designed for a frame with completely different geometry. Maybe that Specialized fork would look quite good in red?


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