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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:45 pm 
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Hello my retro friends, I want to share my latest project, it has been a while since the last.
I wanted to try a 650B + for some time and when my loved Honzo 2012 broke at the chainstays it was the perfect moment.
It had to be a bit of a budget build, so not to expensive frame, reusing the Honzo parts and some other used part.
The frame is a Dartmoor Primal, bought at a really nice price from Slam69.
It came in a rather nice paint scheme, but I always wanted to do a retro paintjob on a modern frame, some reversed reromod.
And this frame was perfect for this. I used Plastidip, its a rubber compund in a spray.
It doesn't need sanding the frame and you can peal it of when you're fed up with it.
I choose the colours which were my favourite in the end of the '80 / begin '90.

Get your shades on and enjoy, I know I do :-)

The colours
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The victim
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Primer
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Pink
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Just pink? No neon pink! :)
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With the splatter and decals
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With the colours tuned back a little the splatter is visible better.
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Forks
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End result, the building can begin 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:10 am 
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I like it! An improvement on the original colour scheme.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Looks awesome!
Be interested in how it rides when built.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm 
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Finished, pretty happy withe the result. 8)
The camera has a lot of trouble catching the neon.
These pics are as close as I can get but the colours are way better in real life.
But you get the idea hopefully :)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:54 am 
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Looks as cool as... nice work.. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:29 pm 
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8) Love it, would be great to see it in real life.

Like how you sprayed the forks while they were still together :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 am 
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Some pics in the wild.
Really lovely ride, size is spot on and tons of grip.
2.6 rear and 2.8 front atm but have a 3.0 so will test with 2.8 and 3.0

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