I just picked up this Paragon for $100, and am looking to restore it and get it powder coated.
It was ridden maybe 500 miles and parked for a decade. It was never cleaned or maintained from the looks of it.
However, despite being awfully dirty, all the parts functioned including the fork, which is a Manitou SXR.
Here is my plan:
Frame: powdercoat. What color?
Fork: rebuild and coat
Wheels: AC Disc with sapim spokes and ceramic bearing. Got for a bargain
Shifter: 1x9 full shimano xt
Brakes: XT dual control hydros, regular front brake
Controls: stock for now, until I find some deals on some sexy, gloss black parts that aren't heavy.
Seat: Fizik Gobi
Cranks: stock with absolute black single chainring
Headset: rebuilt stock
Now, the only thing remaining is color scheme. I was considering a metallic blue. I really want this bike to stand out as something special.
I know you can only powdercoat a base with decals and then clear with special vinyl decals. Where can I source these? Or should I just go single stage with decals on the outside? Or naked?
So, what color? And any input on my build? (This is a budget build, I have all these parts laying around)
What COLOR! Decals are unobtainium, so the original scheme is not feasible.
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