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55/Rad Paint Job Update - Could It be???

Old 10-04-05, 03:49 PM
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55/Rad Paint Job Update - Could It be???

I'm not going to do a long back story other than to say I REALLY REALLY wanted this guy to paint my frame. The consequence was that I had to wait. And wait.....

So, after 15 months of waiting, the custom paint on the Tete will be finished this week. Like it or not, pictures should be up next week.

Woo hoo.

Here's photo of where this frame started.

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Old 10-04-05, 03:50 PM
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HOLDS Breath.......
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Seriously, you waited 15 mos??? that's dedication...hope it looks awesome...

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So that's the BEFORE....now we wait for the AFTER huh?

What did ya pick.....purple? Seattle Seahawks green?
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Man that's a nice looking bike as is. *sorry*
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
So that's the BEFORE....now we wait for the AFTER huh?

What did ya pick.....purple? Seattle Seahawks green?
Gloss black
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Originally Posted by thad
Man that's a nice looking bike as is. *sorry*
Oh boy.....Take a deep breath now Rad....think this out....
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Man that Lemond was a beauty to start with, I can't believe you waited 15 months...
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Oh boy.....Take a deep breath now Rad....think this out....
Breathe man breathe.......people don't understand....
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Congrats. Do you know anything about the outcome. I hope it ends up being worth the wait. Cant wait to see!
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I'm coming over to the house to see it in person. Let me know when its done. Yea!!! I'm happy for you man.
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Sorry Rad, but I'm not buying it. Remember when you leaned on him last time and we all thought it was going to get things moving... that was like six months ago! As they don't say (but really should), the proof is in the gold-flake paint, I'll believe it when I see it.
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I think Rad is sleeping right now.....imagined the whole thing. the alarm will go off soon and wake him from the dream.
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Why did it take 15 months? Was it hand painted with a fine-tip brush?
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Congrats. A well deserved ride afterwards is of requirement.
Why did you want to get it repainted in the first place? It looks nice as is.

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From the beginning, I knew that painting this frame at all would bring about a multitude of differing opinions. I understand - it's a gorgeous frame to begin with.

So why paint it? Simple. The original goal was a bike like no other. Once I committed to yet another Lemond, that goal became more difficult to reach.

As for what it looks like, I'm holding off until I can post pics. I can say this - it's a concept/theme and more abstract as opposed to literal. And respect will be paid to the bare materials (carbon and Ti) too.

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Originally Posted by Jaye
Gloss black
No way...Rattle can barbecue qrill flat black.
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Rustoleum baby!!!
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
From the beginning, I knew that painting this frame at all would bring about a multitude of differing opinions. I understand - it's a gorgeous frame to begin with.

So why paint it? Simple. The original goal was a bike like no other. Once I committed to yet another Lemond, that goal became more difficult to reach.

As for what it looks like, I'm holding off until I can post pics. I can say this - it's a concept/theme and more abstract as opposed to literal. And respect will be paid to the bare materials (carbon and Ti) too.

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Oh damn! I can't wait to see it. Its like American Chopper, but not really ... & better!
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Congrats, Rad. Can't wait to see it!
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
From the beginning, I knew that painting this frame at all would bring about a multitude of differing opinions. I understand - it's a gorgeous frame to begin with.

So why paint it? Simple. The original goal was a bike like no other. Once I committed to yet another Lemond, that goal became more difficult to reach.

As for what it looks like, I'm holding off until I can post pics. I can say this - it's a concept/theme and more abstract as opposed to literal. And respect will be paid to the bare materials (carbon and Ti) too.

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Why is it going to take until next week until you can post?
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I don't know how often I find myself walking down the street thinking "man, when is that guy going to get his frame back?" Looking forward to seeing it. Could this be the most hyped paint job ever?
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Wouldn't it be ironic if you didn't like it or it just wasn't what you expected?
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Wouldn't it be ironic if you didn't like it or it just wasn't what you expected?
Or if he finished it and loved it, then while on a stand in his yard some yeahoo in a pickup looses control and flatens the bike while 55/Rad is snapping a photo. It would be a scene from some sick comedy...he wouldn't know weather to laugh or cry...but he would know he had to kill the a-hole in the pickup.

Sorry I got carried away there. Sorry Rad I am with those that say I will believe it is done when I see it...and man I can't wait to see it.
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I'm lining up to be the first one 55 drops with his new bike.

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