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.
Here and ready to scold/judge you!
Originally Posted by Rumpfy
Hahahaha...I knew I could count on you E.
The rest of us are staring at you in disbelief.
Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve today.
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.
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.
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?
Last edited by eastcoaststeve; 07-02-2013 at 09:23 AM.
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