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    My 20" Hotrock x-mas gift project

    So I've had a few requests to post up progress pics of the 20" hotrock I'm building up for my son.

    I don't have any "before" pics of the bike still assembled. I do have them of the frame before and after sandblasting.

    Here's what I'm working with. I HOPE to pick up the frame from the painter tomorrow.











    After sandblasting

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    Got the frame back today.

    Paint is NOT splotchy like it looks in this pic:



    also put the new Syncros headset in. Nice unit


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    Stickers and BB installed




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    Looks amazing. Keep posting progress photos.

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    Sweet. Lucky kid
    Instead of rims, put sundials on your wheels and run for the hills...

    P.O.S. Living Slightly Larger

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    The paint and graphics really makes that look like a "big boy" frame. I'm looking forward to your build. I'm also working on a 20" christmas hotrock build, but my guess is not anywhere near as sweet as yours!

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    Thanks all. It's been a lot of work so far, but I hope it will be well worth it. I bought the bike hoping I'd only have to clean it up a little... it seemed like at every turn, there was yet another worn out component. Sigh... So I ended up going this route. I have less than $40 in the sandblast and paint. A friend who paints as a hobby was painting a motorcycle and was able to hang my frame in with his bike fairings and spray them all together. He didn't charge me, which was very nice of him!!! The decals came from e-bay for about $12. I thought the s-works stickers were trick... Kinda like a "superman" sticker for the bike.

    I hope to start building it up over the weekend. It's a gift from santa, so I have to keep it hidden when I'm not working on it. I was able to clean and keep a lot of the parts, but BB and headset needed replacing. The hubs need replacing too, but they're just going to have to wait for a while...

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    looks niiiiice. i like that blue. for some reason i have gotten into blue bikes the past few years. i like the white grahics but i cant help wonder what it would look like if it were orange lettering with white outlining...

    slapping that s-works logo ups the theft factor, but it looks sweet. maybe you should have affixed a husqvarna sticker on there.

    i will be watching for this thread with interest.

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    very sweet - i like the s-works

    post the finished shots when you have them

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    Fork, stem and bars on.


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    That's going to be one sweet ride! My 8 (almost 9) year old son still loves his HotRock 20. When I asked him if he wanted a bigger bike, he told me that he would ride this one for at least another year!


    Kind regards,

    Clemens

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    Lucky kid.

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    I really like the blue. Nice job !

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    Thanks all!!!!

    I have the controls and grips all mounted, cranks installed, brakes installed, the derailleur on and the shift cable run. I'll get more pics soon. I need to run brake cables and get the wheels installed once I find them. I'm searching for wheels now.

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    More pics. Sorry they're from my phone.




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    now you have me lookin for 24" hotrocks

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    Are you still using the same handlebars? I was shocked at how heavy they were on the hotrock I am building up for my son (very similar to your bike). I swapped them out for a straight alloy bar and lost a ton of weight. Hopefully enough that he'll be able to loft the front wheel, maybe? If you haven't done so, I would highly recommend it. The bars I pulled off were pretty thick walled steel... Crazy.

    Also, do you mind if I put some of my build up on this thread as well? I figure this is a good place for my 20" hotrock Xmas present build :-)

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    Awesome, I have the exact same bike for my kid. Your build is turning out great!

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