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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:11 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
Yes probably ...but there are exeptions. Herbold's colour picking was far from consitent, but it worked for those who like christmas trees :D

I like it, but I think the mech/shifter is a bit in your face. I appreciated the slightly initial more subtle and well chosen compostion too.

Fit some tyres :D


LOL 'tyres' are in my Wanted thread... I'm thinking I'm going to have to give up on retro tyres and buy new :(

I LUUUUURVE the mech and shifters. They are so awesomely cool, I can't believe that there isn't anyone who doesn't like them :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:16 pm 
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OldSchoolGirly wrote:
Yeah, you know how much ringle hubs cost though, right? :D That black one was a bargain so I went for it.


I know what you're saying, sometimes we have to take what we can get in this crazy RetroBike world :lol:

It's just that some builds with too many colours can end up looking like a Christmas tree, you seem to have the right plan though :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Christmas tree colour scheme was the plan!! i.e. random non planned colours but it seems to have just gone mainly red/blue.

Ironically though, my Christmas trees are never multi coloured. I have a different scheme each year, but then I am a little bit OCD about stuff like that ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:37 pm 
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SO nearly finished now.

My cranks didn't arrive in time, or the blue boosters, and I do need some decent tyres and seatpost but other than that I LOVE it.

Here it is as PORC earlier today:

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Close up of wheels, which I am massively pleased with. The photos don't do them justice, can't really see the lace pattern or black/silver spoke combos. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:19 pm 
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could i get some close ups off the rear hub spoke pattern? looks diffrent?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:47 pm 
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It's suprisingly difficult to capture in photos... it's a 32 hole rim so couldn't do a true crows foot, so it's a crows foot/radial mix - see attached. (Oh except went for silver instead of black spokes as per diagram!)


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Look's great 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:47 pm 
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Thanks :) Been out this morning for about 6 miles I reckon, I can't decide if my dog enjoyed it or now hates me!!


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