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    20" Hotrock goes transgender....

    My son rode a version of the orange and black Hotrock into the ground (forgot before pics). He just made the leap to 26", so I
    decided to rebuild his bike for my 6 y.o. daughter. Trip to the powder-coater, new pink platforms, carbon fibre seat-post,
    and of course a WTB Rocket V with hot pink stitching and we are ready to rip!!! (Sorry for cell pics, was in a hurry)





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    Hope she enjoys it!
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need

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    That is awesome man! Nice work!

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    Is that a 20" Rockshox or did you just cosmetically "upgrade" the stock RST with new stickers? Any idea on final weight of the complete bike?

    With that color, I am sure she will be the envy of all the girls in 1st grade.

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    Thanks gents. The Rockshox stickers are covering blemishes on the lowers. I haven't weighed it. It isn't too bad....could get lighter tires for sure.
    I am actually jealous, when you see her riding it, it looks that much cooler.

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    If you want to run a fatter meat in the front, the 20" x 2.5" Onza Sticky Fingers works great. I put one on the front of my youngest sonís 20" Ibex mountain bike and the traction and cornering are just perfect.
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need

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    Good job on the frame!

    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghglenn View Post
    Thanks gents. The Rockshox stickers are covering blemishes on the lowers. I haven't weighed it. It isn't too bad....could get lighter tires for sure.
    I am actually jealous, when you see her riding it, it looks that much cooler.
    How much did you pay for your powder coat? Looks awesome!

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    Powder was $100, and is a matte pink. I want to powdercoat my bike now! Candy Apple green was looking good to me!!!

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    Thanks ghglenn. You inspired me to do the same thing with my sons bike but the other way around.:-) His is going from pink to orange frame and white fork. Should pick it up from powder coat shop tomorrow. I'll post pics when I get it. Cheers

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    I need to do the same thing with a Marin hidden canyon girls for my son. Did you have to do anything to protect the bottom bracket threads or head tube surfaces for the powder coating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubored View Post
    I need to do the same thing with a Marin hidden canyon girls for my son. Did you have to do anything to protect the bottom bracket threads or head tube surfaces for the powder coating?
    Sorry I didn't see this earlier. The powder coater should have a means to protect the threads. I did chase the threads and resurface the head tube, but that was due to rusty parts. Their was no powder in any threads.

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    Nice work, she must be stoked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Nice work, she must be stoked!
    Thanks, she is. Getting some old LX cranks shortened/modded by a machinist friend to setup 2 speed front derailleur. Will post picks when they are all mounted up.

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