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Old 01-30-18, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
I think a Gulf decal on the headtube would complete it.
This.
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Old 01-30-18, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
I think a Gulf decal on the headtube would complete it.
Originally Posted by J.Oxley View Post
This.
Agree.
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Old 02-01-18, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
I'm not sorry about your nice bike. I am sorry about your blue photos.
Haha, so I was wondering why the hell all the pics were coming out blue on my camera and found out my gf changed the setting to some weird ass blue filter. I think this pic is alot less Smurf..
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Old 02-01-18, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SirSoyrizo View Post
Haha, so I was wondering why the hell all the pics were coming out blue on my camera and found out my gf changed the setting to some weird ass blue filter. I think this pic is alot less Smurf..

More better.
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Old 02-01-18, 03:37 PM
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The Soma is pretty nice once the blue is gone.
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Old 02-01-18, 03:39 PM
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Old 02-01-18, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by EchoBravo View Post
A lot of time elapses on waiting on paint. I'm hoping it's done in 2 weeks...

I have some striping to do on the lugs, decals and then clear. Once the frame is "dry", putting it back together is quick.
That's for sure about the cure time. Painted my bike a while ago, 3 days to cure per coat, did about 5-7 coats till I was happy with the coverage, then did 4-5 coats of poly. Lots of wet sanding in-between too.

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Old 02-02-18, 09:21 AM
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Still need to trim down the steerer tube to clean up the cockpit a little, but this is pretty much finished and dialed in. Only almost a year later. Lol
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Old 02-02-18, 09:59 AM
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Old 02-02-18, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
Only almost a year later. Lol
Takes some of us a lot longer. Bike's looking good.
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Old 02-03-18, 11:47 PM
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Here's the Dad Cruiser with a couple of improvements. First, I installed a nicer townie bar. Second, I straightened out the fork. So of course I had to take it out for a test ride, and it was snowing by the time I got out.

Here's looking forward to summer.
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Old 02-04-18, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
Here's the Dad Cruiser with a couple of improvements. First, I installed a nicer townie bar. Second, I straightened out the fork. So of course I had to take it out for a test ride, and it was snowing by the time I got out.

Here's looking forward to summer.
Man that looks treacherous on regular tires. How far did you go?
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Old 02-04-18, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Man that looks treacherous on regular tires. How far did you go?
Not too far. I had just finished working on it, so of course I had to take it for a test ride. There was only a couple inches of snow on the ground by that point, and it was the stuff where skinny tires just cut through to the pavement.
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Old 02-05-18, 11:19 AM
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I'm waiting for someone to post a wabi with new decals.
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Old 02-08-18, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Nothing like jumping right into the DEEP end.

Post pics when you finish it. Got a completion target date?
Pretty much done, save for some detailing.

I know that the wheelset that I used (Retrospec) is not held in any regard whatsoever. That said, it was the least expensive orange-painted wheel with a sealed bearing that I could find. $99 with tires.

As I stated earlier--my goal was to have a "creative" winter project and (re)learn my way around a bike--and NOT spend a ton of dough doing so. The bike is not destined to be a daily rider--I have 4 others already.

Handlebars: Nitto $36
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I did drop the seatpost about an inch from the photo. I have 36" inseem and a 7' wingspan (38" sleeves). The bike "sits" pretty comfy. But it's snowy and cold in the land of Cheese and Beer. No riding for a while yet.


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Old 02-08-18, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by EchoBravo View Post
The bike is not destined to be a daily rider--I have 4 others already.
Yeah, that's what I thought too when I built my single-speed. Now it's my favorite.
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Old 02-08-18, 11:59 AM
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Well, it certainly is VERY Gulf.
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Old 02-08-18, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Well, it certainly is VERY Gulf.
All by design, my friend.
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Old 02-08-18, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by EchoBravo View Post
All by design, my friend.
I see one change that I would make. To pull things together, I'd either run silver/grey cable housing to go with the chain, OR a black chain to tie in with the black cables. Either one would also make it slightly faster. I lean towards the black chain because of the hubs, spokes, and the black border ribbon on the chain stays.
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Old 02-08-18, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I see one change that I would make. To pull things together, I'd either run silver/grey cable housing to go with the chain, OR a black chain to tie in with the black cables. Either one would also make it slightly faster. I lean towards the black chain because of the hubs, spokes, and the black border ribbon on the chain stays.
Duly noted. I will have my design committee take your suggestions under advisement.

(P.S.: I really like the idea of the silver cable housings...)

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Old 02-08-18, 02:37 PM
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Old 02-08-18, 03:14 PM
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Lord Vader, your bike is ready.
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Old 02-08-18, 03:23 PM
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Looks clean ^^
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Old 02-08-18, 04:36 PM
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Old 02-08-18, 04:53 PM
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What sort of arrangement do you have for your front brake?

I have always wondered considering the SC pista isn't drilled. Compression wedge type deal in the steerer?
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