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    Momsen STR29 in custom Gulf Oil Racing Colors

    Bought a Momsen STR 29 steel frame ( STR29 - SINGLE SPEED - MOMSEN ? The SA Bike Company ) earlier this year. Idea was to build it up as a rigid single speed. Got going on the idea of a custom spray job to get exactly what I want. Inspiration came in many shapes and colors:

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    Have always been a fan of racing colors. Especially Gulf Oil and Martini. The Production Privee Shan kept me awake, dreaming many a night
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    In my search I stumbled upon a Martini Racing Specialized Shiz and got a lot of inspiration from the effort and attention to detail that went into it. The guy had custom decals made and went through a lot effort to get the exact look he was looking for.

    Full details can be viewed here: The MARTINI SHIV is finally done.......: Triathlon Forum: Slowtwitch Forums

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    But the tubing on the steel frame was too small to make the Martini colors work so I decided to go with Gulf. Found a local spray painter who is also an avid cyclist and a member of our local forum thehubsa.co.za - Cycling forums and bicycle classifieds

    Gave me some great advise and after a couple of chats took off with my frame to get going.

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    Plascon Removall was applied as a stripper once all the bits from the frame that will not be worked on, like the headset cups, seatpost clamp and dropout sliders.
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    Frame stripped down to the bare metal:
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    Epoxy primer applied
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    First coats of color
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    All that's still needed is some clear coat
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    Round 2

    Finished job was exactly what and how I hoped it to be.

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    Inspiration for the Momsen "crest" on the seat tube came from Mr Buddy Rich - a drumming inspiration of mine.

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    Final Build

    Final Build

    Frame: Momsen STR29 with custom spray job by fellow Hubber, BogusOne
    Crank: SRAM X5 33T
    Wheels: American Classic Tubeless 29
    Tires: Momsen Mount Graham 2.20 120tpi Tubeless
    Handlebar: Momsen Design Up / Down Carbon
    Stem: Momsen Design Downer
    Saddle: Selle Italia Shiver re-covered by velobrien.com
    Grips: Momsen Design Lock-On grips re-covered by velobrien.com
    Brakes: Avid Elixer 7 Trail with 160mm rotors
    Single Speed Conversion: Gusset Double Six
    Chain: SRAM 9spd
    Fork: Rapide Pitchfork
    Weight: 10.07kg

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    Sweet project! I think it came out great.

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    Stunning! One of my favorite race cars of the past were the Ferrari killers. The Ford GT-40s with the Gulf colors. Great build, and a fantastic looking bike!!



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    Love it!

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    Thanks!
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    +1 for stunning!

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    I love the Gulf Oil livery, that's a beautiful bike. Excellent work.

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    Saddle was an old Selle Italia Shiver TLD I had lying around. Decided to have it recovered by www.velobrien.com . Have seen some of their work and have always been impressed.

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    Decided along the way to have some Momsen Design lock-on grips done to match my saddle

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    The finished job:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepnut22 View Post
    Stunning! One of my favorite race cars of the past were the Ferrari killers. The Ford GT-40s with the Gulf colors. Great build, and a fantastic looking bike!!
    The Gulf colors have made for some iconic liveries. Have always been a fan.
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