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I Love My Windsor Hour!

Old 01-31-11, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Lilcphoto
"CiITRISTRIP Safe for Indoor Use, No Harsh Fumes, Strips Multiple Layers"

I let it sit for most of the day, and some of the logos needed a bit more elbow grease, but it turned out great. As far as the paint job goes... Can't say which way its going now... Had a little issue with my method of painting.

If you ever need to strip a frame again use Diedrich 606. It is a masonry and metal stripper. You apply it wait about 12 hours and hose or pressure wash it off. It is very different than conventional strippers that just bubble the paint. It turns the paint layers back into liquid form. It will take every layer of paint off and every speck of paint off with zero work. Be careful though it will burn straight to the bone so keep it off your body.
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Old 01-31-11, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by amschnellsten
If you ever need to strip a frame again use Diedrich 606. It is a masonry and metal stripper. You apply it wait about 12 hours and hose or pressure wash it off. It is very different than conventional strippers that just bubble the paint. It turns the paint layers back into liquid form. It will take every layer of paint off and every speck of paint off with zero work. Be careful though it will burn straight to the bone so keep it off your body.
I wanted to go with a more environmentally safe, and since I live in a loft it was nice that I could just put up some plastic, throw it into the bathroom with the vent on and let it soak for a day. It is a bit more work, but it turned out just fine, but thanks for the advice!
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Originally Posted by araw at bituin
love it.
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Old 02-07-11, 07:58 PM
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I really wish he didn't have a 650cc...
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How often do they come back in stock? I really want a white 52cm one!
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Old 02-07-11, 09:18 PM
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Just messing around taking some self-portraits! haha...


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Me and sav are like twins.






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Old 02-08-11, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by savphoto.net
Just messing around taking some self-portraits! haha...

Dude you take awesome photos.
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Old 02-08-11, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
I really wish he didn't have a 650cc...
it's a 26" :>

wish i had a illest/ supreme box logo to throw on my bike though T_T
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Old 02-08-11, 04:36 AM
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evil: We sure are twins, haha. I plan on painting mine a dark grey/blue slate though. What's your flickr?

twobadfish: Thanks man! Much appreciated!

Araw: You can find supreme stickers on ebay for cheap, and an illest sticker on fatlace.com, haha
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sav: rockytwong

My brother is the one who shot these.

I don't have a flikr, I use vimeo
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Old 02-09-11, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by savphoto.net
evil: We sure are twins, haha. I plan on painting mine a dark grey/blue slate though. What's your flickr?

twobadfish: Thanks man! Much appreciated!

Araw: You can find supreme stickers on ebay for cheap, and an illest sticker on fatlace.com, haha
haha yeah i got some illest stickers but they're in blue, green, pink, etc. wouldn't go too well with the bike imo. and im kinda iffy on buying stickers ebay, dunno if they'll come in bent or not.

your seatpost is high as hell btw, how tall are you?
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Old 02-09-11, 12:32 AM
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Araw: I think if you want to get some stickers, Try doing to envolope trick with fatlace, Idk if they still do it. But you send them a letter with extra postage stamps and they return you with a maillist and a sticker.
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I'm about 5'7" I believe. My seatpost is fine for me. I think it's just the photo that makes it look tall.
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Aside from a 42t chainring, I'm done. I'm glad we finally got a nice day out to do some real riding, despite a foot of snow a week ago.
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Old 02-19-11, 04:31 PM
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Nice.
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Old 02-19-11, 04:46 PM
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Thanks. This shot really made me wish I had a better camera.
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Old 02-19-11, 04:50 PM
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What size is that chainring, 38T ?
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Old 02-19-11, 04:55 PM
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39t. Currently running 39/15. Now that my cadence has improved, I'm going to slowly start increasing the gear ratio as I get stronger. I've got a long way to go before I'm back to fighting weight.

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Old 02-20-11, 11:22 AM
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39/15? Im using 48/17 or 48/16
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Old 02-20-11, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore
39/15? Im using 48/17 or 48/16
42/15 will give me roughly the same gear ratio as your 48/17. It's flat here, and I like to spin.
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If its flat wouldn't you want to have something bigger?
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Originally Posted by striknein
, and I like to spin.

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Just need to get a brake caliper for the front, hook up the brakes, new tube in the rear, most likely a different seat...and then its good to sell.

OR

Perhaps I might just strip the entire bike one last time and then sell it, as the spray can paint job didn't turn out as good as I would hope.
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Old 03-01-11, 04:00 PM
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Since gas is going up again, I'm going to start riding again. Due to having bad knees(torn meniscus) I plan on riding free wheel, and adding either a Front or Rear brake? It's getting harder for me to come to stops, especially where I live. I have 3 hills where I need to go down and its quite steep. What would be better? Right now I got 2 adonized eightinch rims. If I add a rear brake, I'll put the anodized one in the front. If I add a front brake, I'll put that anodized one in the rear. What would I need to do to convert it to free wheel?
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