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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:44 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Normally I wouldn't say anything as rule 1 applies i.e it is yours and do what the hell you like but for some reason, regarding this frame, I must speak my mind.

Please keep the original paint. Warts and all.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:18 pm 
BoTM Winner
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It's only original once. Every scar has a story, that patina has been well earned...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:41 am 
Retro Guru

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Meh - ship it over here to Toxik Harald in Vancouver, BC (Canada) ... and he'll re-do the exact original motif for you in the (almost) exact same colors


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun May 31, 2020 1:26 am
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Wow! That brings back some old memories. I agree with the other posters about leaving the paint as is. There's nothing like a Jeff Lindsay paint job. A friend of mine who owned a bike shop ordered a goat in the late 80's and it came with the most beautiful wild paint job I'd ever seen. The friend later ran into Jeff at a bike expo and Jeff asked him what he thought of the paint job with a big grin on his face. My friend had no idea when the ordered the frame that the paint job was going to be a work of art.

Anyway best of luck with the rebuild. Look forward to seeing your progress.

And Whiskey Town Racer you can't have a better name than that!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 02, 2019 6:50 pm
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Location: NYC
I appreciate the feedback and the positive reinforcement on keeping it as is--after some polishing and waxing, it looks pretty good! I'll put a fork and some other parts on this weekend and throw up some pics.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:28 am 
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Great frame.. glad you decided to keep the original paint 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: NYC
Put it on some borrowed wheels—I can start to see what the end results will look like.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:01 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Almost done...got some decals from Gil today and will apply this week. Waiting on some brakes, and will give the paint another cut and polish before putting on the cables and chain. This won’t be as pretty as most mountain goats, but can’t wait to get it dirty.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:46 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: West London
Looking SO good. Perfect level of patina for me. Love the original bits of neon paint. She'll be a beauty to ride.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:51 pm 
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Tastefull build on a rare high end mountain bike. The bolt sticking out on the suntour seatpost qr makes me nervous.


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