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    favorite fixed gear ever

    http://fixedgeargallery.com/2007/may/c/RyanLue.htm

    Well, it's my favorite for the next 2.843 seconds (I'm a girl, totally flighty!).

    But on to the total n00b question - this guy didn't have it professionally clear coated. Would that protect the paper, or just be a more expensive way to make it last an extra month or two? Would that cost boatloads of money?

    I kinda sorta really want to do this!

    Thanks.

    hillary! :D

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    Professional clear coating IMO wouldnt be worth it, it will protect the paper, but it would eventually still get messed up. I would just do what he did with the spray on clear.

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    the lacing on the back wheel can't be healthy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicsucks
    the lacing on the back wheel can't be healthy....
    That's what I said, I can't imagine that not flexing/snapping easily.
    That being said, I do think it's pretty.

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    it sounds like that bike is used to commute

    what will you be doing with yours
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    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo
    it sounds like that bike is used to commute

    what will you be doing with yours
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    I can't imagine doing that to a particularly expensive bike. It'd probably just be a beater (something I'd have to lock up at work/on campus, boo), but I don't want it to look like crap.
    I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

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    I dont get why he stripped the paint first
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    I used to think I bought too many bike parts for the money I had. Now I think I don't have enough money for the bike parts I want.

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    i dont know what to tell you about the cost and benefit of getting a professional clear coat

    except that if the bike will be a beater anyway i dont see the point in putting the extra money in

    besides beaters are about diy
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    If you want some serious BLING factor, some one should do that project with dollar bills. If you think about it its would be like $50 at the most and would have people talking about that **** for days

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    I need to start smoking a lot more dope.
    Last edited by ThrottleJock; 05-26-07 at 08:46 PM.
    call me "crash"

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    i think it's rad. hobbes on the headtube? ****in' sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRANDUNE
    If you want some serious BLING factor, some one should do that project with dollar bills. If you think about it its would be like $50 at the most and would have people talking about that **** for days
    +1 I would love to see that locked up around campus.

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    Well done or professional twist lacing doesn't really hurt strength all that much. I raced on a set of BMX wheels that were 4 twist for a couple of years, and did dirt jumps/street etc. Those, however, look to be done rather loose and I would be pretty scared to hop a low curb with em.

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