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    dr.harmonica
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    new paint, new season

    Not many El Cuervo building threads around here. Thought I'll let you guys follow the process. I got almost all the parts but due to various circumstances can't start to build in a few days.

    The frame got powdercoated a few weeks ago. It is the second genration El Cuervo that only came in black. now it's like new. The colour is RAL 2004 and has a cool flake finnish that you cannot see that good in the pictures.

    Intende use is pure racing, and I'm really lokking forward to the whole process of building.
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    looks sweet in orange!

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    Build that bad boy up, & snap some pics in the sunshine.

    You going stickerless? I kind of like the Ventana sticker, but not so much the ventanausa.com advertisement. The first thing i did when i got my ciclon was remove that one off the rear triangle.

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    dr.harmonica
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    I'm putting stickers on it. Just waiting for them from the local Ventana distributor. I was thinking about getting some "custom" stickers made, but will go for the standard ones.

    I'm getting it built later this week. To bad theres to much snow here to test it right away.
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    Cool color choice. Isn't it fun pressing all those bearings out?...
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    dr.harmonica
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    I was actually qiute surprised at how easily they slid out. I made a pressing tool of some bolts, a spacer and a sylinder.

    I used a socket to press them in. It took a while, but the job was fairly easy.
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    Very nice!

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    Looks really nice. We did a Cosmic Orange one for a customer last summer. Since then everyone has been getting custom colors on the El Cuervos. I did mine in a bright yellow with a lime metalic overcoat. You can't even look at it in the sun light without some sort of eye protection. I'll have to get some pictures up soon.
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    And it's soon to be finished. Started building today. Mostly done now.
    Gear cables needed and some frame protection. The chain guide needs some fiddling (maybe I'm putting on an E.thirteen LG-1) and a new chain. Pluss, the decals of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyvind
    And it's soon to be finished. Started building today. Mostly done now.
    Gear cables needed and some frame protection. The chain guide needs some fiddling (maybe I'm putting on an E.thirteen LG-1) and a new chain. Pluss, the decals of course.
    Very nice. Love the paint, love the bike.

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