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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:41 am 
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great !


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Stunning mate 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:53 pm 
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Hi,

Bike looks great 8)

Who did the powder coating, were you happy with it and would you recomend them ?

I am doing up my 'childhood' bike (Marin) and am looking to get it powder coated.

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WD :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:18 am 
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thanks again for the comments. having a few more pics taken this weekend to hopefully show the details better.


as for the powder, it was done by a guy who works alongside the ginetta race car workshop. it cost £40 for blasting and powdering. am i happy? yes and no. yes as it was really cheap, the finish is 95% perfect and the frame looks so much better than it did before i went. no because there are a few blemishes, namely on the headtube. looks like there are a few tiny bits of dust under the paint and there's sod all i can do about it. at the end of the day though it cost £40. if i'd have done it myself i think i'd spend that much on materials alone. the other problem was tmy own inexperience. i took the bare frame and didnt plug any of the threads. he told me not to wory, he'd sort it but he forgot about the mech hanger. that caused a few problems!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:58 am 
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Lovely bike :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:54 am 
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Think you need a chain guard mate - you wont have much paint left on that stay otherwise....


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yeah i'm going to put something on but dont like how they look!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:27 pm 
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Lovely build.

I wish mine looked like this.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:20 pm 
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Beautiful bike, it must be really special to rebuy one your old bikes and built just like you would have liked to as a kid. Well done, I love the pic with the sunset. Felicidades.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:31 am 
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it's when Konas look like this that make me want one.. awesome bike!


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