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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:41 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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remember this?
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werent too sure what is was but 99% sure it was an emmelle cortina, however the only one here was a bit nicer and refined.....

then i found this, so yup its a moore large emmelle cortina with bmx tubing :roll:
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well, took delievery and hatched a plan. i was going to strip the paint, repaint it ritchey p22 colours as i think its an awesome combo but though while im stripping the paint to modify it slightly, make it less ugly

removed the pannier mounts, canti bridge and mudguard mounts
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stripped
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got a £2 stem from manchester velojumble so stripped that and got everything in primer
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then............................................while in poundland, found a shelf with a few black and white spray cans :wink:

found a pic of this on t'net and fell in love

fisher everest
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going to try and recreate this shot asap
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with this
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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
not the best attention to detail, just tapped up and sprayed black to make a zebraesque pattern :facepalm:

found a set of old exage wheels in the stash, got a newer exage groupset, fitted a USE post i recently bought a pair of on ebay missing the clamp channel modified with an old bmx clamp and a lovely san marco saddle of carl. fitted the bb and handlebar from a buggered rockhopper recently bought and some grips i had kicking about and.....

viola
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i really like it, needs a test ride to stretch cables and check everythings okay etc

question is, do i get some funky decals or not? :?


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Yes and yes.




al. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:35 pm 
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That's great! 8)

I always enjoy reading your build threads mate, you never know which direction they're going to go (which is a good thing!)

Definitely yes to the decals - how's about a purple colour to match that 'Exage' lettering on the cranks, in a cheeky Overbury's style font :?:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:45 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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cheers dude!

thats not a bad idea, i could shadow it like on my pioneer


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:57 pm 
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Brilliant work, who needs Argos!


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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I Love that fella, yet again another cracking build Chris Image


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:19 am 
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Personally I Think it would look much better with the first color scheme you intended to use. But since you said this:

longun wrote:
i really like it, needs a test ride to stretch cables and check everythings okay etc


Everything else is a moo Point.

longun wrote:
question is, do i get some funky decals or not? :?


I agree that pink ones would be really cool :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:10 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Oooooooh I like that.

Thinks of which frame to attack.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:08 pm 
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That's rad, the paint job really works! Bomb proof groupo as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:20 pm 
Old School GrandMaster | Rider
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Awesome, i like how you had a plan then just went a totally different direction :lol:
That paint job looks fine too regardless of how you did it and i think it looks ok without decals to be honest.

Mark


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