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aidanpringle 03-09-13 10:23 AM

Half way through first restoration.
 
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Thought I would just out some photos up of my first attempted 'resto-mod', It's a Giant team from 1995 (not sure if it counts as vintage) the last photo shows it when I first bought it, any opinions on it would be much appreciated, thanks !
(the front wheel is just one I stuck on, the new one will match)
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ThermionicScott 03-09-13 10:27 AM

It's all kinds of Classic if nothing else. Looks good! :thumb:

puchfinnland 03-09-13 10:28 AM

i like the pedal painting-looks nice

aidanpringle 03-09-13 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by puchfinnland (Post 15364902)
i like the pedal painting-looks nice

yeah, probably my favourite bit too :)

Bianchigirll 03-09-13 11:03 AM

I agree it certainly has a classic flare. Great job.

AZORCH 03-09-13 11:09 AM

Interesting tubing angles for a frame that recent. I also like the colored pedals.

owenmyers 03-09-13 11:16 AM

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I also like the colored pedals.
They do add a nice touch, what brand are they?

aidanpringle 03-09-13 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by owenmyers (Post 15365049)
They do add a nice touch, what brand are they?


They came from B'Twin. I took them apart and painted them when I painted the frame.

Lascauxcaveman 03-10-13 12:58 AM

Dittoes on the pedals. I think I'm gonna copy your pedals idea on the Resto-mod I'm currently doing. And I think that's a better term for what you're doing here, since 'restoration' more accurately refers to restoring an older bike to original, as-new condition. But I like your modifications; I think that's why we do stuff like this.

Seriously, who doesn't love orange?

aidanpringle 03-10-13 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman (Post 15367199)
Dittoes on the pedals. I think I'm gonna copy your pedals idea on the Resto-mod I'm currently doing. And I think that's a better term for what you're doing here, since 'restoration' more accurately refers to restoring an older bike to original, as-new condition. But I like your modifications; I think that's why we do stuff like this.

Seriously, who doesn't love orange?

Thank you, I knew it wasn't the right word. Anyway I like the idea of resto-mod, it cheaper and funner, I think.

mrlassiter 03-10-13 03:58 AM

Nice looking build, though, were I you, (which I am not,... jessayin') I would make that back wheel match the front. That orange and black has an appeal to it!

aidanpringle 03-10-13 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by mrlassiter (Post 15367365)
Nice looking build, though, were I you, (which I am not,... jessayin') I would make that back wheel match the front. That orange and black has an appeal to it!

Damn, your right. Now I need to find some black wheels..

bradtx 03-10-13 04:49 AM

aidenpringle, Looks very good. I'm going to use a similar pedal on my Cannondale recovery, I hadn't thought about painting the pedals before now, but it's a nice touch...Thanks for the idea! :)

Brad

aidanpringle 03-10-13 04:50 AM

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Originally Posted by bradtx (Post 15367403)
aidenpringle, Looks very good. I'm going to use a similar pedal on my Cannondale recovery, I hadn't thought about painting the pedals before now, but it's a nice touch...Thanks for the idea! :)

Brad

Yay, my only concern is that the paint will wear off with use so use lots of clear coat !

bradtx 03-10-13 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by aidanpringle (Post 15367406)
Yay, my only concern is that the paint will wear off with use so use lots of clear coat !

That's what I thought also, but there's always auto trim black paint when all else fails. ;)

Brad

aidanpringle 03-10-13 10:15 AM

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Bike with both wheels black, which is better, Black or silver ?

otg 03-10-13 11:10 AM

Great looking bike, I wuld go with the black wheels, but it looks fine both ways.

Catnap 03-10-13 01:56 PM

Nice job! i was riding a Giant RS940 as a beater winter commuter last year. For a relatively mid-low range Taiwain import, they are quite well made and stiff. Triple-butted Tange on the RS series.

When you're done, it will no doubt be nicer than when it was new!

bradtx 03-10-13 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by aidanpringle (Post 15367940)
Bike with both wheels black, which is better, Black or silver ?

I have to go with the black rims. Good photo!

Brad


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