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    New project / build

    So i just stripped down my Trek Jack 2 frame...

    http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...1195&Type=bike

    Here what is planned...

    I want to dremel down all the unneeded bumps and cable stops / guide and fill with bondo / sand them down flush.

    After that i want to have it sand blasted and powder coated (founda local place that will do it).

    The next step is to rebuilt it, within a budget.

    So far the parts that I need are:

    ISIS bottom bracket
    Headset bearings
    build a new back wheel



    Lets hear soem suggestions for cheap but decent parts..?
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    First off, should be sandblasted>bondo'd>then WETSHOT. you cannot powdercoat bondo, it will do all sorts of crazy things in that oven. No need to bondo really if you take your time with a fine file and sandpaper..

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    Seriously, keep the bondo for the bodywork and off the bike and just plan to take your sweet ass time w a number of different dremel bits and some 3m synthetic wool.

    I think any serious gouging you could possibly do when removing the braze-ons would effect the integrity of the tubing, especially aluminum.

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    well that wasnt so bad...

    i just cut off this cable stop / guide behind the seat post tube, and the 2 gear cable stops on one chain stay. I used the dremel and some sandpaper and its pretty smooth. Is it ture that the paint will fill some of the imperfections?

    I didnt want to sand down to much and damage the frame....

    ill post some pictures...
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    Hey dude great work!

    Are you for sure going to paint it?

    I think a powdercoat process may in fact help to fill any of those imperfections. Even a couple of thick layers of paint can help fill the gaps without the use of any filler.

    It's a little tough to tell from the pics, but it looks like you were able to remove those braze on's very cleanly; is there any significant gouging?

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    Well I took a dremel with a cut off disc tothe stops and then used some sanding bits to smooth it out. Those pictures where from before I hand sanded the frame down. Beides like 2 or 3 little nicks from not being very good with a dremel overall I think it cane out great. I just dropped it off at the powder coating place. Upon walking in I saw 4 bikes which they had painted so it seems they know what they are doing with plugging the holes n ****. I went with a textured matte black which he said will help cover up and imperfections.

    So now we wait till wed of ned week

    Oh it was about $100 -$110 with sand blasting
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    I admit, I was skeptical when I read your first post, but I bet this thing is going to turn out beautiful.

    Post pics when the powdercoating is done. The matte black was a great choice.

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    i will post up a write up throughout the process and some pictures for sure....

    Right now, i need to search for a marzochi dirt jumper fork, or any equivalent fork (ideally with the bottom part being white)...

    Any suggestions?
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    rockshox argyle 318... Marzochi dj's are garbage

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    Choncey - your avitar looks like a DJ2? had issues with it?

    I found a DJ2 for 165 shipped... thats with in my buget... how much is a rockshock argyle 318?
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    Here are some updated picture, just quickly built up. Taking it in tomorrow to get the bb check out, it seems a little stiff to me when you spin it. I think i might have over tighened it, whoops.

    Anyways here it is...

    http://share.cramey.com/pimpind/inde...ig&size=resize
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    Did you put back any spacers between the BB and the shell that need to be there?

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    talk about a learning process. When i took off the old bb, im pretty sure there was only 1 spacer between the bb and the frame on the drive side. I think this bb the threads were to long or something because i some how managed to i think strip the threads in the frame. Im really hoping my lbs will have the park tool bts-1 http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=25&item=BTS-1 and be able to re threasd them....

    whats wrong with these caps from the bb....

    http://share.cramey.com/pimpind/inde...ig&size=resize

    the left was the new bb, the right was the old one.
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