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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 pm 
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So I've really been going round in circles with what to build as a round town bike. I want something subtle but something that can do anything and don't want hassle from a bright bike while out with kids or locking it up at a shop or work. I was building a P7 as a commuter, or the RustHopper, or other things, and the OW fork didn't seem like it would work on a Specialized, the P7 was a bit small and only had V brake forks.

Just found this TS2 so sack it lets do it! It'll be still too small but comfortable for bits n bobs. It also adds to my ridiculous collection of DMR and a nice big brother for the Rhythm. Lower BB than the Omen too.

Seems mostly OK but paint/finish is horrible, crumbly flakey rubbish. I'll double my investment with a powdercoat. Question is what colour? I'll be using the DMR Olly Wilkins fork below.

I had a look in to it.
https://www.credainatcon.com/what-color ... green.html
Apart from a safe black, albeit possibly metallic, a medium blue, grey, teal, etc

you might remember my old IO which went full on Kwak Green, not that bright this time even though it was a great finish.
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=217052
Forks themselves are a bit scraped but still a bit too nice to recoat but it is an option.

I really need some suitable studs for the rear brakes as I'll run a V brake, know where I can get some? the ones off my later Rhythm seem a bit tighter thread.

Spec wise:
V brake and BB5 front
8 XT/Tiagra or 9 speed Deore SLX
New Mavic XM719 to go lighter wheeled for a change
400mm seat post
probably 3" bars
50 or 60mm stem
Simple...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:29 am 
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Cheers 8)
Any thoughts on colour? Black would be really easy, but maybe blue like on the Decal on the Omen there.

My little one has learnt to ride a real bike, so I took my BMX away on hol with us, it was brilliant, fun and cankeep jumping off to help her up hills etc, but this would be bigger and fit on the rack better (in theory) and would be a brilliant all rounder.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Black would be cool. If a little safe. Blue would be better I reckon.

I still look up this thread every so often. I know it's probably not what you are after but it's amazing: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=63656&hilit=aeronaut.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:07 pm 
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I'm leaning to black with some discreet colour in the metallic, grey, blue, or teal, or gold!!)
It'll be a quick decision once I'm there looking at samples!
I might even look at redoing my Rhythm too as it was rattle canned with Plastikote, despite having a NOS forest green frame. :D

Aeronaut thread is a great one. I think us Retrobikers are the only ones who care about restoring DMRs! Google search alway brings us back in. I've just dragged up another good one in a deep violet blue.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Did the palstikote not work great?

I wouldn't stress on colour. Any new paint job will look great. Easy to add colour too like you say


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:35 pm 
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satin gunmetal grey?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:42 pm 
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petehaddock wrote:
satin gunmetal grey?


Would work well
Or even bronze?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:17 pm 
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Colour suggestions are good.
Satin Gunmetal has to go on something at somepoint I think!
Bronze, this pictured is a well used Special Edition paint job on eBay currently. Reminds me of the Bandit special Transition Trans AM. A bit too good for this build but would look ace on a proper resto.
Further Colour inspiration.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ashtonpowde ... e_internal

The NOS XM719 rear wheel came yesterday its only built with an Alivio hub, but looks really great, wider and chunkier than i'd expected. Plan is to build a matching rim, which I have, or en521 or disc 719, on to a Hope XC hub I have 'in stock'.

I discovered that the rear stays were bent out about 5mm or so. I carefully stood on em to bend back! well used old DMRs are often bruised and battered one way or another, comes with the territory.

I'm almost there with the cantilever studs a seller on eBay says he's got some that fit, I tried the Rhythm ones designed to fit steel, and this bolt, neither fit.

Speaking of the Rhythm Coomber, PLastikote did an OK job actually to be fair but does chip off fairly easily. I might not rush in to it just yet. Would be nice to build the Forest Green and black one first see if it's as much fun.


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