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Old 06-16-11, 01:39 PM
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Wow man this is looking hot. I might have gone with white tires for the vanity pics, but white tires don't stay white long. I also think getting a paint marker and lining the lugs with white would be hot...Maybe black though since you have black spokes. Dunno, get both and do a little test. What are you planning on doing to tension the chain?
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thanks for all the comments, i was thinking about doing this but will probably be a job i will do later on as i realy just want to get ridding haha.
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Word, looking good!
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Originally Posted by Wescoe
I also think getting a paint marker and lining the lugs with white would be hot...Maybe black though since you have black spokes. Dunno, get both and do a little test.
That doesn't work very well. I tried it on a bike, lining the lugs with a white paint marker. ended up dripping down the head tube, grabbed some solvent and tried to quickly wipe it off, rubbing off the pink paint a bit too, had to try to touch up pink with a sparkle on top. it was a mess. Plus the tip is too fat.
I ended up using some model car paint and a thin paint brush. It was hard to do detail like that, but turned out well.
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little update still waiting for the rear wheel but hopefully it will be in this week and il have the bike ready for the road by the weekend I have also gone out and got a very nice 3011 armored lock for the bike here is a link to the MAGNUM web site.

https://www.magnum.ws/Magnum/3011.htm
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla

They look good, but I don't find mine comfortable.
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That looks frickin SICK! You're doing a great job so far. Did it originally have 27" wheels or was it 700c? The clearance with your new 700c's doesn't look like that of a bike with smaller-than-stock wheels.

edit: Just checked the original ad. 700c's stock.
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Old 06-20-11, 02:31 PM
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Thanks mate, The originally wheels where 700c and so are the new ones but they are so much thinner
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Originally Posted by stryper
That doesn't work very well. I tried it on a bike, lining the lugs with a white paint marker. ended up dripping down the head tube, grabbed some solvent and tried to quickly wipe it off, rubbing off the pink paint a bit too, had to try to touch up pink with a sparkle on top. it was a mess. Plus the tip is too fat.
I ended up using some model car paint and a thin paint brush. It was hard to do detail like that, but turned out well.
What if you just taped everything off?
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Old 06-20-11, 10:03 PM
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Depends on what type of paint marker you can get your hands on. If you've got a steady hand and confidence, a fine brush and model paint is definitely the way to go. However...it can get really messy really quick too.
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Old 06-22-11, 12:33 PM
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Hello all, time for some help ☺
I need to get a freewheel and I was think of the Token singlespeed alloy freewheel, but what size 17, 18, 20? I live in a flat area but I do have some big hills that I will have to clime ha what size would be the best ?

also any one know if this is a good chain KMC Kool Super Light Z710SL ?

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Old 06-22-11, 01:15 PM
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btw i am using a 42 tooth chainring if that helps ?

any help would be amazing
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Originally Posted by Astonlp
btw i am using a 42 tooth chainring if that helps ?

any help would be amazing
Try reading the stickies.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...imer-for-Newbs
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At first I hated that he painted the frame, because I loved the original paint, but if it was rusting then not many other options. Also, did you not use any clear coat? Either way it's looking good so far
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Old 06-22-11, 03:06 PM
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looking good so far man.. definitely excited to see the end results!..
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Old 06-24-11, 01:03 PM
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new parts and front brake fitted today but not without some hold ups with the size of fork hole and still waiting on the rear wheel









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Old 06-24-11, 01:09 PM
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Does that 105 brake have plastic/resin cartridges?
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Hi mate, this is some info on the brake. only wanted a light brake as i will not use it that much

the racers' choice, the Shimano 105 5700 Brake Calliper comes in a compact and lightweight design for high performance. The compact Super SLR Dual-Pivot design provides superior brake performance and light action. Enhanced brake proportions give a quicker linear response and increased power. Low profile outer cable stop position improves cable routing for reduced friction. Convex washers on the brake shoes offer toe-in adjustment and easy alignment, and the cartridge brake shoes are easy to replace. The lightweight aluminium construction has an anodised finish to preserve the good looks.
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I know what 105 brakes are, I was asking if the cartridges that hold the brake shoes are plastic, because they look plastic in your photos and that makes me sad.
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I would doubt they are plastic if it's a 105 brake, but who knows. Anyways, it's really looking pretty nice, you've got a nice building coming together.
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Thanks , sorry mate just had a look they are metal
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that bike is looking BEAUTIFUL.
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Old 06-25-11, 08:27 PM
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Really good job!
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hello all it is that time where the baby blue build has come together and its feels very tight and goes like a F ing bullet ha.

here are some quick pics of the finished baby blue metal.









Then and now, come a long way.



might do some more photo as i normally shoot cars not bikes haha have a look

https://www.flickr.com/photos/astonparrott/
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