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    Noah can paint a pretty mean maple leaf when he's in the right mood.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Back in the day the 2 dream bikes or frames I craved would have been the Brodie Libido because it was simply the bike of the shore. URT suspension and as far as I knew the only dually that came in steel. Only other would have been the Handjob or Stiffee. But at the time it was the Libido that won out. Think it was a design from Paul Brodie himself.



    Funnily enough about 2 years ago a guy in Pickering posted one up asking what it was worth as a frame. Don't think he was happy hearing maybe $150 bucks max.

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    The decals arrived! Photos to follow.
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    Good thread. i got a old 16" rigid RM hammer (non ritchey dropouts ) that i bought off a coworker in my old job over ten years ago (a roadie who had no use for it), but it being too small for me, i just let it collect dust. its the one with the burgundy and black paint job, and I got an old rigid stumpy not as nice as the hammer but this one actually fits me...i wish i had the time or the inclination for that...

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    The decals are in the house! Gil_m from thebikeshed.co.uk did a really nice job, and turned it around in less than 2 weeks, including airmail from the U.K.
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    Wow, I just logged in to see if you've had any updates - my decal guy has still not come through however, you will not be disappointed by Gil's work.
    There are no "mistakes"; only learning curves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagpipes View Post
    Wow, I just logged in to see if you've had any updates - my decal guy has still not come through however, you will not be disappointed by Gil's work.
    No worries. I assumed it was a long-shot and appreciate you asking.

    Funnily, I just pm'd you with an update as I was not sure how often you visit this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    , including airmail from the U.K.
    Ah.. Royal Mail... polite, efficient, courteous, timely, efficient......

    It is worth regaining colonial status just for the mail service.

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    The project continues....

    So, the frame is booked into Velocolour for sometime in March, so I thought I had better start dismantling it. Surprisingly, stripping the parts took only two hours on Sunday afternoon. The only thing that put up a fight was the rear thumb shifter, as the clamp nut and bolt was stripped. It needed a little coaxing. I had some help with the headset and bottom bracket from a former mechanic friend, as I did not have the right tools, but again, everything came off nice and easy. The cables have seen better days and will need replacing, and there is a fair amount of rust in the bottom bracket, which hopefully is just surface rust and will clean up when Noah gets his hands on it. Meanwhile, I have a bunch of parts to polish up, and and hubs probably could use an overhaul. I expect to have this bad boy running by May.

    Here are some photogs of the frame after the parts came off. Unglued Jr, for reasons best known to himself, wanted to be in all the shots.
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    Looking good!

    That doesn't look like a problematic amount of rust. When it comes back, before building it back up again, give the insides (try to get in all the vent holes and such) a good blast of Fluid Film and you should be all set!

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    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    I'd want to be in the pctures too if my house was filled with hung pictures of my Dad! Sheesh, how 'bout some humility.
    "I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad", by Guillaume Blanchet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    I'd want to be in the pctures too if my house was filled with hung pictures of my Dad! Sheesh, how 'bout some humility.
    Oh come on! Like everyone else on this forum doesn't have photos of themselves riding in their man-cave...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Looking good!

    That doesn't look like a problematic amount of rust. When it comes back, before building it back up again, give the insides (try to get in all the vent holes and such) a good blast of Fluid Film and you should be all set!

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    Where can I lay my hands on this miracle substance of which you speak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Where can I lay my hands on this miracle substance of which you speak?
    Canadian Tire and Princess Auto carry it in the same section as the rest of the spray lubes and rustproofing coatings. Amazing stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    I'd want to be in the pctures too if my house was filled with hung pictures of my Dad! Sheesh, how 'bout some humility.
    Wow - you looked more closely than I did!

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    It's the sausage suit, Kim....
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    I need to start construction of my Barry shrine soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    I need to start construction of my Barry shrine soon.
    I feel an idea for a new thread coming on...
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    Blizzard update: I dropped the frame and fork off at Velocolour for painting earlier today. I had a chat with Noah Rosen, the owner, about the paint-job and he took my rough idea of how I wanted the bike to look, and made some awesome suggestions.

    So the frame will be gloss black and pearl white. back half of the top tube, the top half of the seat tube and the front half of the stays will be black with the rest of the bike white. Noah will do doing maple--leaf stencilling in black for the transition between the two colours, using hand-drawn stencils based on actual maple leafs, rather than styalized ones (I saw an example - it looks really cool). The frame will be ready in 2-3 weeks. I also got to see Velocolour's new shop, which is awesome, and has some really fantastic paint jobs in progress - we're talking major bike porn here, folks.

    In the meantime, all of the components have been removed, cleaned and polished so they are going to be good as new.

    Coincidentally, I received word that my Cannondale race bike, which has been on order for a little while, arrived today. After having seen examples of Velocolour's work and discussing my frame with Noah, I am almost more excited about the Blizzard.

    Photogs to follow. Stay tuned...
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    Definitely a '92, same as mine ;-) by the way.

    Mine for sure is not build period correct, with the RaceFace Isis cranks, XTR V brakes and oh... slick tyres


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    Quote Originally Posted by troje View Post
    Definitely a '92, same as mine ;-) by the way.

    Mine for sure is not build period correct, with the RaceFace Isis cranks, XTR V brakes and oh... slick tyres

    Yep, that's exactly the same frame as mine. My frame is due from the paint shop in about a week and it ain't gonna be all-white any more. I have seen sneak preview photogs and I am amazed how great it looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I have seen sneak preview photogs and I am amazed how great it looks.
    Noah's always been a whiz with maple leaves. It's going to be an incredible paint job.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    The repainted frame is ready for pickup as of Tuesday. Watch this space for photogs....
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    I picked up the frame and fork this afternoon from Velocolour. I had heard that Noah does good work, and I have seen some examples of his work in the past, but the paint job on the Blizzard turned out better than I could ever possibly imagine. The photos below hopefully do it some justice.

    I was planning on rebuilding the frame myself but somewhere along the way this little hobby project became a Big Deal and I am going to leave it to the pro's. The bike goes to Forks bike store in Erin on Thursday where the owner, Brian Travis, will be putting it all back together. Why Brian? Because he seems as excited about this bike as me.

    If all goes to plan I will be unleashing the rebuilt Blizzard at next Tuesday's race at Albion....


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