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    Frame painted for my first SS

    No one could help me ID this old French frame so I made up my own scheme. Black and Gold, and in keeping with that theme I will be adding gold calipers and levers w/black hoods, a gold carbon saddle, black seatpost, black cables, black crankset w/gold 42T chainring, wheelset w/black hubs, spokes, rims & gold nipples, black tires, Regina ORO chain, black stem, black drop bars w/gold tape. Will probably build it up next weekend - give the paint a little more time to harden.

    Will post pics of the finished product next week.
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    All right, this is my first time to post images rather than thumbnails and I obviously don't know what to do

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    you cant host the images on your own computer bud

    try using a free hosting site like

    photobucket.com

    or one of the many others

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    Thumbnails it is for now

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    French threaded?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Was french threaded, but a previous owner rethreaded it Italian + 2mm spacer

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    that color combo is freessshhhhhh! I have an old univega (my only geared bike) that is almost that color. I want to repaint it a similar color, but more bronze, and get a carbon fork. Ill.

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    Looks nice. What's on the head tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
    Looks nice. What's on the head tube?
    The HT decal is a Mayan symbol, a small bird, representing a baktun , a 400 year cycle on their calender. The 5000+ year Mayan calendar (and the baktun) ends on 12-21-2012, the winter solstice, and also corresponding with a 26,000 year cycle for the sun on its journey through the Milky Way (the DT decal), and the ST decal MEOD is Mayan End Of Days.

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    you will win award for most pretty apocalyptic bike

    if the world is going to end you might as well be riding a bike
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    So did you take put a lot of effort into the painting or just rattlecan it? It looks really nice. I hope it doesn't start peeling in 2 weeks...

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    blasted, epoxy primer, basecoat and clearcoat with hardener, [semi] baked with a portable stand-up quartz heater. Should last a litlle while.

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    Nice bike Daddi-o. We'll see you out on the Miss Electra soon i'm sure!! Maybe I'll bring the mushrooms. ~jg

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    Good work. Looks very nice.

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    Very nice.

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