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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:16 pm 
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so, some of you may know, got this off scant a while back, just got it back from the powder coaters, only put it in on friday!!!! :shock: :D

basically it's gonna be built for commuting although i am gonna use normalish tyres coz i can detour off road after work, wanted it coz it's aluminium so it won't rust outside over the winter.

the plan is to have it retro-ish, basically whatever is lying around!! which should still be deore/lx/xt 9speed and lx/xt v's, please ignore the fork, it sucks but it'll do till i find something appropriate! :)

i apologise to those of you who said i should not have had it painted but i hate to start with a beat up frame, if it is a little bit nice i'm alot more likely to clean it and over the winter that wil be very important! in the pics the new colour looks blue but i assure you it is like a cadbury's purple and the stickers are from evil blag, they'll do!!

will add more pics as i build it! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:47 pm 
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localpowdercoater special? is it a RAL colour?

the ebay decals look somewhat disappointing - i suppose for the money you can't argue too much though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:03 pm 
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haven't got a clue about the ral colour but in the flesh the paint looks fine, the stickers are ok, the same ebay seller had p7 stickers in a similar style to what was on the bike originally, i might get those and re do it, obviousley without the actual p7 sticker! how bad would that be? p7 sticker on an O! wrong!

think i just threw up a little! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:10 pm 
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who's the ebay seller?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:24 pm 
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can't remember the seller but they always come up if you chuck in "orange mountain bikes" which is what i usually check for. problem is they're doing stickers for the modern (threw up abit again!) bikes so i had to make do with "5" stickers to get something i liked although i wanted the logo sticker to be bigger, but they'll do for now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:39 pm 
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Colour looks good; please, please, please get Gil to do you some proper repro decals :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:59 pm 
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Give Orange a bell and get ya self a set of the Prestige decals, they'd look cool. 8) (Without the 'Prestige' bit!).

Otherwise, looking good.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:38 am 
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always thought that aluminum - sorry, aluminium O was a bit weird looking - the rear end is heavy, with crude dropouts.

the steel ones are pretty.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:27 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Colour looks good; please, please, please get Gil to do you some proper repro decals :)


No offence meant..... but those newer decals really don't work :D

Jonnyboy... PM me your details and I'll get some proper "O" graphics to you.

Cheers.
boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:23 pm 
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boy "o" boy got me some stickers!!! top bloke!!!!! i doff my cap to you sir!!

:D 8) :D 8) :D 8) :D 8) :D 8) :D 8) :D 8) :D 8) :D 8) :D

hope this makes everyone as happy about getting rid of the other stickers as i am!!!


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