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    Painted my frame

    It was a long process, but I made my Jamis frame look pretty nice. All with spray paint.

    I know the frame is pretty crappy for a dirt jumping frame, so I might get a new frame next year.

    Before:



    After:




    Whats that? The color is different? Oh yea, its a color changing paint!!!





    I got a new fork too:


    If you're not living on the edge you're taking up to much space.

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    nicely done - did you document the process as you went through the project?

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    I noticed that your NEW fork is going to hit your frame

    Quote Originally Posted by haromtnbiker
    I got a new fork too:


    I think that frame looks real nice with it's nice new paint, BUT when you put that fork all the way into the steerer tube the upper crown will hit the downtube of the frame.

    That's not going to be good for your frame and not good for your new fork. It's like some damage just waiting to happen.

    Do yourself a favor and get a new DJ frame to match that fork.

    Prices for GOOD NEW DJ frames from KHS, KONA and AZONIC are very good.

    That killer new fork deserves a real DJ frame

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    nice looking paint job...i like the blueish-purpleish alot....but ya, if that fork is going to hit your frame, then definately dont try to use it

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    How many times did you clear coat it?

    Looks good
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    Great paint job! That kind of paint would have been pricey, but looks great.

    Did you check out the fork issue?

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    If you have downtube clearance issues... just grab a King headset and one of their +5mm crown races. Or grab one of the +7mm races from Ventana.

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    what color is that?? I like it all blue metal flake in the begining but it really looks nice
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    Eyegasmic.

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    It's called "mirage" I used 2 cans of primer, 2 cans of paint, and 2 cans of clear. I totally sanded it down first.

    I installed the fork with my new headset (Cane Creek tank) and the adjustment knob misses the downtube by a couple of millimeters!


    It's built up now and I took it for a ride today. I'll get built up pictures of it tomorrow in the sun.
    If you're not living on the edge you're taking up to much space.

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    Mirage is the color, or mirage is the brand of paint?

    The angle of the last picture makes it look like the fork will hit the downtube - glad there were no issues.

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    Do yourself a favor and get a new DJ frame to match that fork
    nice job painting, but i would also get a new DJ frame to match those sick Argyles you got there.
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    I also feel like showing off my yakuza as well. I stole the deetrax off the front and am using it on the hardtail. I got another outlaw for the yakuza. I'm now running a maxxis tire on the front and a taco for the chainguide.

    If you're not living on the edge you're taking up to much space.

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    nice looking frame

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    I got it built up yesterday. The sun ain't out right now so the pictures don't show the color change very well.








    Riding in the leaves is fun!








    If you're not living on the edge you're taking up to much space.

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    Specs:
    2003 Jamis Eureka frame
    2007 Rockshox argyle 318
    Hayes Mag brakes
    Truvativ hozfeller cranks
    e.13 srs chainguide
    DeeTrax front wheel
    S-type rear wheel
    Cane Creek Tank headset
    Truvativ hussefelt stem
    Specialized bighit bars

    I wanna get a new rear wheel and stem soon. Maybe some Juicy 5's. Eventually a new frame would be nice too!
    If you're not living on the edge you're taking up to much space.

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    that is a hella nice bike you have there, i love the color.... i see you're getting it dirty already... yes,,, man i can't wait to spring... lol we already got snow here in NYC!

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