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Old 03-09-13, 10:23 AM
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Half way through first restoration.

Thought I would just out some photos up of my first attempted 'resto-mod', It's a Giant team from 1995 (not sure if it counts as vintage) the last photo shows it when I first bought it, any opinions on it would be much appreciated, thanks !
(the front wheel is just one I stuck on, the new one will match)
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Old 03-09-13, 10:27 AM
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It's all kinds of Classic if nothing else. Looks good!
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Old 03-09-13, 10:28 AM
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i like the pedal painting-looks nice
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Old 03-09-13, 10:33 AM
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i like the pedal painting-looks nice
yeah, probably my favourite bit too
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Old 03-09-13, 11:03 AM
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I agree it certainly has a classic flare. Great job.
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Old 03-09-13, 11:09 AM
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Interesting tubing angles for a frame that recent. I also like the colored pedals.
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Old 03-09-13, 11:16 AM
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I also like the colored pedals.
They do add a nice touch, what brand are they?
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They do add a nice touch, what brand are they?

They came from B'Twin. I took them apart and painted them when I painted the frame.
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Old 03-10-13, 12:58 AM
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Dittoes on the pedals. I think I'm gonna copy your pedals idea on the Resto-mod I'm currently doing. And I think that's a better term for what you're doing here, since 'restoration' more accurately refers to restoring an older bike to original, as-new condition. But I like your modifications; I think that's why we do stuff like this.

Seriously, who doesn't love orange?
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Dittoes on the pedals. I think I'm gonna copy your pedals idea on the Resto-mod I'm currently doing. And I think that's a better term for what you're doing here, since 'restoration' more accurately refers to restoring an older bike to original, as-new condition. But I like your modifications; I think that's why we do stuff like this.

Seriously, who doesn't love orange?
Thank you, I knew it wasn't the right word. Anyway I like the idea of resto-mod, it cheaper and funner, I think.
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Nice looking build, though, were I you, (which I am not,... jessayin') I would make that back wheel match the front. That orange and black has an appeal to it!
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Nice looking build, though, were I you, (which I am not,... jessayin') I would make that back wheel match the front. That orange and black has an appeal to it!
Damn, your right. Now I need to find some black wheels..
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aidenpringle, Looks very good. I'm going to use a similar pedal on my Cannondale recovery, I hadn't thought about painting the pedals before now, but it's a nice touch...Thanks for the idea!

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aidenpringle, Looks very good. I'm going to use a similar pedal on my Cannondale recovery, I hadn't thought about painting the pedals before now, but it's a nice touch...Thanks for the idea!

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Yay, my only concern is that the paint will wear off with use so use lots of clear coat !
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Old 03-10-13, 05:16 AM
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Yay, my only concern is that the paint will wear off with use so use lots of clear coat !
That's what I thought also, but there's always auto trim black paint when all else fails.

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Bike with both wheels black, which is better, Black or silver ?
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Great looking bike, I wuld go with the black wheels, but it looks fine both ways.
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Nice job! i was riding a Giant RS940 as a beater winter commuter last year. For a relatively mid-low range Taiwain import, they are quite well made and stiff. Triple-butted Tange on the RS series.

When you're done, it will no doubt be nicer than when it was new!
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Originally Posted by aidanpringle View Post
Bike with both wheels black, which is better, Black or silver ?
I have to go with the black rims. Good photo!

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