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Old 12-06-18, 01:16 PM
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Pearlescent PY - The build begins

Started building the freshly painted PY10! As I'm out for Christmas lunch with the annual Languedoc Mamils ride next week, I thought I'd see if I could get it together in time.
My original thought was to use the Arabesque group I got hold of last year, but the shifters were banded and the brakes not compatible. That means most of the stuff going on it is the original stuff I bought it with! A mix of Spidel, DA, Simplex and the Sachs/Mavic wheels that came with it are going back on. There was a bit of an issue with the front mech (I broke it) so need to decide on that, but I think a lot of it is pretty close to what would have been supplied with. I'm still gobsmacked at the paint, it's gorgeous!





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Fantastic is right. It will be an attention getter at the ride!
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I had two similar to this, both stolen. I love yours.
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I had two similar to this, both stolen. I love yours.
Either I'm mixing you up with others, or you've had like 20 bikes stolen. What's up ?
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He lives in NYC.
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Not to knock your spray.bike mojo, but you made the right choice — that paint is stunning.

(This is the one you initially DIY'd before your friend took over, right?)
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Beautiful frame with delightful and practical geometry. I would still be riding my PKN-10 if it had been two cm shorter.
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(This is the one you initially DIY'd before your friend took over, right?)
Correct!
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Wow, that is nice!
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Looks great!
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Either I'm mixing you up with others, or you've had like 20 bikes stolen. What's up ?
I don't know the number. I think it's more like 7, which is still higher than anyone I know. A lot of it is the result of insufficient precaution on my part. I have been generally too trusting of other people. I think I've learned my lesson and haven't had anything stolen for a few years. But a lot of it is bad luck. NYC used to be a high crime city, and it's now a very low crime city, except that bike theft hasn't fallen. The same is true of Boston and some other cities.
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Wow! Really liking the paint. It's quite a capable and versatile geometry as well. So many ways you could build it up and declare complete victory.
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Amazing pearlescent paint!! Great choice of colors!! Looking forward to the finished bike!

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That blue paint looks fantastic!. Kinda like "frosty" blue. It will give the finished bike a more dimensional quality.
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