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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:16 pm 
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For me the golden age of MTB starts around the time that the first anodized bits and bobs started to show up in my LBS. I can remember going up to the glass counter and having the sales clerk push me away after a minute or 2 so they could wipe up the drool that had spread across the top.

I started this project with that memory in mind. I thought about what parts I always wanted but never could afford or never bought and what colors I always liked. It was hard to pick a color so I picked 3.:)

Rasta! It really started when I picked up a pair of Rasta Kooka cranks and I thought it would be cool to build a bike around them. So…..2 years later this is where I am.

I am still waiting for the Hubs, gold CK, and brakes, Rasta Paul Levers and green and red Paul MC’s, which both should be here by the beginning of April. I was going to built it with the Red Kooka levers and Red Machine Tech brakes but we will see when the Paul’s show up.

I put a before photo so you could see what I started with. The paint turned out great. Granny Apple Sparkle.:)

More to come…………


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:18 pm 
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Reserved for Later.:)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:25 pm 
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Wow that is stunning 8) 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:42 pm 
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Wow indeed! :shock:

That green is awesome!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Thats one garden gate of a frame :lol:

Love the green paint tho', very understated :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:00 am 
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that is uber cool- so wrong it's right 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:28 am 
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Yes, I am kinda going for that car crash effect.

You don't want to look but you just can't stop staring.:)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:12 am 
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It really shouldn't work, but does!
One of the most stunning colour combinations I've seen. Love that shade for the frame and forks, and the cranks are just awesome!

Where are you sourcing all those Paul's components?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:33 am 
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There was a guy in Finland selling all this.

The right lever is a little faded and I am going to see how the green and red brakes work but I am hoping for the best.:)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:45 am 
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A true Aladdin's cave of bling!!


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