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Old 01-12-06, 08:41 PM   #1
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Nothing spectacular, just wanted to show how the british racing green came out. The pics don't represent the true shade at all. Oh well.
Trying to decide if I should keep the original green fork or use the GFs chromie resting againgst the hub. Let me know what you think.



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Old 01-12-06, 08:42 PM   #2
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oh, and blackburn pumps suck hard.
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Old 01-12-06, 09:06 PM   #3
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How much paint did you end up using? More than one can? I have to say, just from looking at the photos, that i like how it came out and i personally like the green fork, but whaddya askin' us for? We don't gotta ride it
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Old 01-12-06, 09:15 PM   #4
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about 1/3 can of primer, less than 3/4 can of paint, and maybe 1/8 can of clear. It actually looks a little better in person. I rushed the clear job, but I can always go over it later.
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Old 01-12-06, 09:28 PM   #5
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cool! I read some old threads on rattlecan paint jobs (see, i use the search function!) that complained about lots of paint being lost to overspray, but it sounds like you got the skillz...rock on.
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chrome fork, definitely.
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Is that a pista you've got there? If the other fork is a lugged one, I'd go with that one. I'm not a big fan of the pista fork.
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Old 01-12-06, 09:59 PM   #8
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I'd go with the chrome fork. especially if it's lugged and/or straight. from what I can tell it apears to be both.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:39 PM   #9
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yeah, chrome for shizzy. i like that color of green, but the chrome will, i think, add a lil' something. and if not, you'll still have the green one. but i like the chrome.
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Old 01-13-06, 01:04 AM   #10
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Chrome..and some riders protect paint with waxes over clearcoat.
I say chrome as it'll go with the silver components.
I like black and silver with green, very neutral cool color.

Odd, I really dislike it as a color for mtb's. Looks nice on a road bike.

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Old 01-13-06, 04:18 AM   #11
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how did you cover your BB?
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Very nice. That green is gorgeous. I hope that it stays looking that good.

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Great paint job. It came out looking very nice. My vote is for the chrome fork.
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mmmm, tasteful and classy! me like. me like alot! oh, and throw on a chrome fork.
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I vote chrome fork but if you decide to keep the green fork I say paint it black
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Old 01-13-06, 01:34 PM   #16
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u need an authentic track fork,i just happen to have one
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Thanks guys. No, its not a pista. I do have a few years of basic painting experience on racetrucks and jeeps so rattlecan stuff comes pretty easily. I'll probably get it powedercoate after a few months if NYC uglies it up too much.
The chromie steerier is a little long and is probably going onto the GFs bianchi out of laziness. I really don't like this stem and the one I want to use is now 900 miles away. Oh well. Big box of parts waiting downstairs.
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Meh, I only built this b/c my racebike is falling to pieces riding in the city. No need for super small rakes unless I end up riding the track.
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Nah, more cheap than anything. Don't want to spend any more cash on a fork when I have two useable ones in front of me. I feel really comfortable in traffic with my racebike (read:roadbike), so getting there isn't a need for super aggressive geometry. The frame is already along the lines of 73/73.5 so it should be plenty agile.
Thanks for the offer though. I'll let you know if I need something in the future.
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what color of green is that, exactly? it's exactly what i want for a future build.
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what color of green is that, exactly? it's exactly what i want for a future build.
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awesome bike, be sure to take some pics of it outside so I can see all of the details and such.

Thanks !
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I say grab the chrome fork, and cut the steerer tube to fit.
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