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    Almost Ready to Cross the Repaint Line...

    I know some of you guys don't flinch at a repaint, but coming from the vintage BMX crowd, I'm a lot more partial to original paint,
    and would much rather have a "patina'd" frame with some character (ie rust, dings, etc) than a shiny new coat of modern paint or powder.

    That being said, I just picked up a frame with the sole intent of repainting it in "team" colors...
    It's really pretty rough, and I know I shouldn't care, but damn I'm already struggling with the strip...arghhhh.


    I'll post up some pics tonight if I can and see what you jackals think.



    Steve

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    Here and ready to scold/judge you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Here and ready to scold/judge you!

    Hahahaha...I knew I could count on you E.



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    The rest of us are staring at you in disbelief.

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    Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve today.

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    G. and Mig,

    Certainly not a "grail" bike by any stretch of the imagination, but an interesting sidebar from the 80's...and it will make a cool project.




    I'm sure somebody will guess it right away:











    I'll let the ratty cat out of the bag in the morning, if you guys haven't nailed it by then.



    Steve

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    Forgot to update this one...been busy.

    Stuck at work this morning nursing hangover and bruises, so I figured I pop onto MTBR.

    I'll post pic when I get home, but "team" colors planned for it are blue and white.


    STeve

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    Oh, well I guess everyone's out riding.

    Here's a pic of the starting point for my repaint project....








    The WTB Trek thread really got me interested, and seeing as how the chances of a "real" one ever popping up in my area are less than zero, this will likely be as close as I ever get.
    I like the idea of saving this thing from oblivion, and I won't have to worry about busting up a piece of history if it gets hammered.

    Anyone with a spare Potts fork they want to swap for the one in the pic?




    Steve
    Last edited by eastcoaststeve; 07-02-2013 at 09:23 AM.

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