Started this winter's project today. I delivered my Haro V4 hardtail frame to the metal shop to have it's original paint removed. I gave up on the idea of chemically stripping it because I just don't have the facilities indoors to do it. Typically I would do this in the summer, outdoors.
The only other part of the project that's firm is that I will be using the Marzocchi EXR fork that's standing in the corner of my workshop. (The EXR appears to be an OEM grade version of the MXR comp series and has coil + low pressure air + oil for rebound control) No lockouts so this is pretty old school for front suspension.
The bike will not be white. It may in fact be painted with RUST in a technique similar to the modern hotrodders "Rustorod" look.......... Somehow, the thought of rust and high grade carbon parts mixed together appeals to the artist in me.
Now all I need is a name for the beast.