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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!
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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.
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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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