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    Half way through first restoration.

    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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    It's all kinds of Classic if nothing else. Looks good!
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    i like the pedal painting-looks nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
    i like the pedal painting-looks nice
    yeah, probably my favourite bit too

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    I agree it certainly has a classic flare. Great job.
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    Interesting tubing angles for a frame that recent. I also like the colored pedals.
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    I also like the colored pedals.
    They do add a nice touch, what brand are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by owenmyers View Post
    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.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlassiter View Post
    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..

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    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 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanpringle View Post
    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

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

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

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanpringle View Post
    Bike with both wheels black, which is better, Black or silver ?
    I have to go with the black rims. Good photo!

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