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    New SL prototype

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    oh la la. sort of intriguing. like a strip tease.

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    Looks great although I'd do away with the cut-aways on the downtube.

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    Too busy

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    Love it!!!
    Vote with your feet.
    No bike is perfect!

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    Aka the zebra. :-)

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    whats prototype about it? does it have a tapered head tube now? its not just the paint, right?
    here we go again

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleven-yo
    whats prototype about it? does it have a tapered head tube now? its not just the paint, right?
    Yes, it is just the paint.
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    I'd love to see a 110-120mm version of the sl

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    you really need to do more masking around pivot points, derailleur hanger attachment, disc bosses, etc, or at least face those spots before mounting anything, which is gonna be hit or miss since there aren't facing tools for those things. Basically, you shouldn't be painting anything that isn't carbon.

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    sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradoxj13
    you really need to do more masking around pivot points, derailleur hanger attachment, disc bosses, etc, or at least face those spots before mounting anything, which is gonna be hit or miss since there aren't facing tools for those things. Basically, you shouldn't be painting anything that isn't carbon.
    Don't worry.......everything is under control
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    he meant on the rear triangle

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    Bravo!

    Great new pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    he meant on the rear triangle
    Yes, I know. I only took the opportunity I was posting the answer to show another picture, as I am doing it now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isurus
    Bravo!

    Great new pics.

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    I like it. When are you going to build it?

    Regards

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    I think it is already built...

    he, he, he!

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    Be patient my friends, the bike is already built........ I'll be showing it gradually, it is more exciting
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    Very great bike and better even than your other before that.
    Me gustan tus diseños.

    Congratulations and....

    Saludetes

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairless
    Very great bike and better even than your other before that.
    Me gustan tus diseños.

    Congratulations and....

    Saludetes
    Hi hairless, nice to meet you too in this forum.

    Yes, I also like much more this new bike than the other one.
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    The blue ruins it IMO, the design is alittle busy for me, the curves already make the frame have alot 'going on'.

    Nice to see smooth paint lines however

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    looks good. i'd just keep the links blue to keep it subtle, otherwise the blue is "too much" like you see on other bikes - brake levers, grip locks, stem spacers, top cap, headset, you get my point. keep the cable routes black along with the hanger.

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    shoulda left the downtube completely white, and used silver links, that would of done it

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    Silver links???? arggggggg, never. I have several components in the bike that are blue......

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinibis
    Silver links???? arggggggg, never. I have several components in the bike that are blue......
    I don't believe you. You should post some pics of the fully-built bike to prove it!

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    Paint's fine, do-dads are fine, but really what she needs is.....

    DIRT.
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    Pictures......
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    Congrats on the complete bike!

    I'd swap 90% of the blue/white parts for black (esp seatpost, crank, rims, and grips) but you definitely made a unique bike that is 100% "you".

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    holy ****, I thought just the frame had a lot going on!

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    VERY NICE!! Great job. I don't like the seat post though, black would like much nicer. Other then that it looks great.

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    Well, lots of detail. Not my cup of tea but hats off for all the effort! One quick note, I would re-route that front brake cable over rather than through the fork arch to avoid an incident.

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    Well, lots of detail. Not my cup of tea (I liked it better before the addition of the zebra stripe cutouts) but hats off for all the effort! One quick note, I would re-route that front brake cable over the fork crown rather than through and under the crown to avoid an incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan
    Well, lots of detail. Not my cup of tea (I liked it better before the addition of the zebra stripe cutouts) but hats off for all the effort! One quick note, I would re-route that front brake cable over the fork crown rather than through and under the crown to avoid an incident.
    Wrong, that's the best way to route the front brake cable on the DT forks. The cable is fixed to the arch of the fork, so when you turn the handlebar the brake cable turns with the fork and with the handlebar. It is always in the same position. And it is protected against snagging with branches because it is routed inner side of the fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinibis
    Wrong, that's the best way to route the front brake cable on the DT forks. The cable is fixed to the arch of the fork, so when you turn the handlebar the brake cable turns with the fork and with the handlebar. It is always in the same position. And it is protected against snagging with branches because it is routed inner side of the fork
    He's talking about when the fork bottoms I believe.If you remove the air from the fork & bottom the fork out the hose does some really ugly things.I routed mine up behind the crown with a little clear tape on the crown.Amazing job on the bike - looks great.What did you use to remove anodizing from some of the parts you had re - anodized.

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    Well, the brake cable is flexible, so when the fork compress the brake cable bends. And if you remove the air as you say, I suppose you won't use the fork wtihout air. The fork can compress as much as 10 cm, that's not a problem for the brake cable, as I said it bends on the curve.
    I have tested this method not only in this bike but in others, and it is the best and safer way.

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    Different, but I like it. I keep my Ibis very low key. The exact opposite. I have to lock it up in my truck sometimes and I want people to think it just another bike.

    Erik

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    Here's my 2 cents: I think it's kind of ugly. And I can't believe blue ano has made a comeback.

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    Wow! Just Wow!
    Vote with your feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinibis
    And it is protected against snagging with branches because it is routed inner side of the fork
    I am pretty sure it is impossible to snag a branch while posing and taking pictures. This thing isn't ever going to be ridden.

    Also, this is all looking amazingly familiar
    My XCLUSIBIS bike

    and this is not a prototype, it is a paintjob. You have not changes anything consequential on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradoxj13
    I am pretty sure it is impossible to snag a branch while posing and taking pictures. This thing isn't ever going to be ridden.
    Also, this is all looking amazingly familiar
    My XCLUSIBIS bike
    and this is not a prototype, it is a paintjob. You have not changes anything consequential on the bike.

    That bike you say is now this one (my previous prototype): Mojo SL - NEW CUSTOM PAINT , and the one you can see in this post is another completely new. New frame with new paintjob and new components. You should investigate more seriously.
    And about "This thing isn't ever going to be ridden"..........
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    Strange

    Why do all of those pictures look completely fake to me?!?

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    maybe because they have been taken with a poor resolution mobile phone?

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    maybe because they have been taken with a poor resolution mobile phone?
    No i don't think it's that........with the exception of one, they are all very crisp. I think it may be that the color combinations just look very un-natural against the natural backgrounds.

    Sweet components and frame though! Your design on the back of the seat tube is a nice touch also.
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    One would have to be a total poser to be seen on this bike! Makes the blue and pink fade Klein bikes look tame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan
    ...How would one dress to play the part?...
    "...Some local fiend had built it with his own three hands..."

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