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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-10-10, 11:58 PM   #1
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my 20$ diy paintjob lol

this post doesnt have too much relevence to anything. i just like postin stuff

so bought can of primer , flat white paint , and satin clearcoat with some sandpaper

on and off took about 3 hours

before


sandpaperin


finish1


finish2 (few dots, my fault for not cleaning frame well)
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Old 05-10-10, 11:59 PM   #2
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good bye mr dave scott

you where my first road bike

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so it came out white?
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Old 05-11-10, 12:01 AM   #3
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haha i teared up a bit as i papered off the names =/

yeah all my friends had black already so i wanted to try out white
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Ah, now you need to get your bottom bracket shell faced for the bottom bracket to sit flesh with the bottom bracket shell.
Wow, it looks quite good for only 20 bones.

I am also aware that you are missing a headset...you might want to get a headset.
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Old 05-11-10, 12:20 AM   #5
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Looks good!
I did the same for about 20 bucks but in red.
Had it for 3-4 months. Still chips real easy though :/
I think I'm going to get it powdercoated soon so I can have that shine that spraycans lack
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Old 05-11-10, 12:21 AM   #6
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Ah, now you need to get your bottom bracket shell faced for the bottom bracket to sit flesh with the bottom bracket shell.
Wow, it looks quite good for only 20 bones.

I am also aware that you are missing a headset...you might want to get a headset.
i dont understnad :O
i believe i do have a headset sitting in a paper bag

5 different sized assorted circle shaped pieces lol
is that a full headset?
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i dont understnad :O
i believe i do have a headset sitting in a paper bag

5 different sized assorted circle shaped pieces lol
is that a full headset?
yeah i gave you the 600 shimano headset
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I hope you let that thing really dry before clearcoat.
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Oh, you have them.
Then you should get your head tube and bottom bracket shell faced.


Thank you Sheldon
The process of finishing the flat surfaces of theframe and fork to which bearing assemblies attach. Correct facing of the head tube, fork crown and bottom bracket shell ensures correct alignment of the headset and bottom bracket bearings. This is necessary to ensure good bearing performance and reliability. Facing requires highly specialized milling equipment, among the most expensive of bicycle tools. Even minimal tools to do this job cost several hundred dollars.
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sweeet! thanks again man

now what is this talk about fitting the bottom bracket? dont you just pop it in there?
and i have this greasy little yellow plasticy shedlike bb shell thing that was in there
do i still need that?

how do i "face" something?


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I hope you let that thing really dry before clearcoat.
i didnt :O like 10-15 minutes?
what will happen
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Well it doesn't have time for the oils to escape if you put the clearcoat on that quick. Plus, you need to sand it between coats anyways.

Conversely, the reason my Leader is still bare aluminum is because I know I don't have the patience to try to spraypaint it properly. I even had access to automotive sprayers last year, and I didn't want to deal with it.
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sweeet! thanks again man

now what is this talk about fitting the bottom bracket? dont you just pop it in there?
and i have this greasy little yellow plasticy shedlike bb shell thing that was in there
do i still need that?

how do i "face" something?
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Well it doesn't have time for the oils to escape if you put the clearcoat on that quick. Plus, you need to sand it between coats anyways.

Conversely, the reason my Leader is still bare aluminum is because I know I don't have the patience to try to spraypaint it properly. I even had access to automotive sprayers last year, and I didn't want to deal with it.
dang i will have a problem then. will my paint just fall off with a simple scratch?
i have extra paint left over and a lot of free time. ill see how this one puts up
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sweeet! thanks again man

now what is this talk about fitting the bottom bracket? dont you just pop it in there?
and i have this greasy little yellow plasticy shedlike bb shell thing that was in there
do i still need that?

how do i "face" something?


Facing requires expensive, precision tools, take it to the shop, not sure how much they will charge though.
Yes, you need to keep that yellow plastic part to install the bottom bracket.
You might as well take your frame+fork, that paper bag of headset, bottom bracket and cranks to the Bike Kitchen and get everything installed in one day, then you are almost ready to ride!
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dang i will have a problem then. will my paint just fall off with a simple scratch?
i have extra paint left over and a lot of free time. ill see how this one puts up
I mean what else you gonna do

abuse it till it looks like crap

that's what bikes are for anyways
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Facing requires expensive, precision tools, take it to the shop, not sure how much they will charge though.
Yes, you need to keep that yellow plastic part to install the bottom bracket.
You might as well take your frame+fork, that paper bag of headset, bottom bracket and cranks to the Bike Kitchen and get everything installed in one day, then you are almost ready to ride!
yes good idea
what do you mean ALMOST ready? is there more?
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Do you have your cog + lockring, chain whip and lockring tool?
Also an 1/8" chain?
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Do you have your cog + lockring, chain whip and lockring tool?
Also an 1/8" chain?
ordered crankset cog lockring and bb this morning
i do not have the tools yet or the chain :O
will pick up chain soon later at lbs
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I was about to say, you don't need a chainwhip (rotafix), and then I thought about the paint on the bb shell getting scratched

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You should own those tools as they are very essential for fixed gear riding.
Other than that, you're all set once you put all your original parts back onto the bike.
Which cog + lockring did you get?
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You should own those tools as they are very essential for fixed gear riding.
Other than that, you're all set once you put all your original parts back onto the bike.
Which cog + lockring did you get?
welli wanted to order everythign at once and eighth inch was out of stock so i bought some cheap 17t 1/8 cog from called like rockwerks or somethign
and a cheap lockring

and ill check out those tools
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came out nice though
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should really have spent the extra on a good cog and lock ring. :|
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welli wanted to order everythign at once and eighth inch was out of stock so i bought some cheap 17t 1/8 cog from called like rockwerks or somethign
and a cheap lockring

and ill check out those tools
.....going cheap on cog/lockring....
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.....going cheap on cog/lockring....

I spent 10 bucks on 17 cog at my lbs

ridden it for months now no complaints
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