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    Prickly pear sparkle......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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    They don't really mean 100mm hub up front, right?

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    You should check out the new Wednesday in the dark blue color. I think I might be putting my name on the list to get one of those. You can fit a bud and lou on it too if you slide the dropout all the way back. Probably similar chainstay length to an Ice Cream Truck at that point.

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    I agree thought the pink color is awful.

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    YES! My lady friend needs a fat bike like yesterday and I'm tired of looking for used ones. And she loves this one!

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    They should have at least offered it in black too.


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    I have no choice. I need a frameset, this is it, it will go straight to the powder coater.

    I also have a couple who want custom built fat bikes. The wife is getting a Wednesday, the husband was waiting for the ICT. I KNOW he isn't gonna like this. Looks like two frames going.

    Yeah, why didn't they offer a black frame only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cedar_lake View Post
    They don't really mean 100mm hub up front, right?
    Nope. The front hub is 150mm. They mean the bottom bracket width.
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    I'm not really interested in the ICT, regardless of color.

    But I'm glad I clicked on this, because I learned that Bud and Lou (and the rest of Surly's tires) are finally tubeless ready. Woot.

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    Being a rider from the late 80s early 90s, I kinda dig the pink...
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    Id ride a pink bike. Wouldnt bother me in the least.


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    I get why the pink is cool but in the 80's when everyone was doing neon green and pink, I was wearing black t shirts. Still do.
    I can't get how it's the ONLY color they're offering up.
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    I think I'll stick with my Grey Sweatpants.
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    am still rocking the original blue wed. i wish surly had a replaceable rear hanger, as mine bends if i look at it wrong.

    aside from that, guess they are targeting hipsters and chicks with the new pink ICT.
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    Oh wow, considering trading in my Ti fatty for this. Not really, but kinda. Really wanted one of the pink 1x1s, but I snoozed.
    it's a challenge some of us are ultimately worthy of.

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    I'd like to see Surly build the ICT like the Wednesday and price the ICT at $1550 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I'm not really interested in the ICT, regardless of color.

    But I'm glad I clicked on this, because I learned that Bud and Lou (and the rest of Surly's tires) are finally tubeless ready. Woot.
    Do you know what the specific difference is? I ask because I've had no issues with Bud's or Lou's weeping or not seating well, at least with the 3+ pairs I've run. Maybe I've been lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    Do you know what the specific difference is? I ask because I've had no issues with Bud's or Lou's weeping or not seating well, at least with the 3+ pairs I've run. Maybe I've been lucky.
    Me either. Mine were set up tubeless before I even installed pedals on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    .......I'm glad I clicked on this, because I learned that Bud and Lou (and the rest of Surly's tires) are finally tubeless ready. Woot.
    yes and yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I have no choice. I need a frameset, this is it, it will go straight to the powder coater.

    I also have a couple who want custom built fat bikes. The wife is getting a Wednesday, the husband was waiting for the ICT. I KNOW he isn't gonna like this. Looks like two frames going.

    Yeah, why didn't they offer a black frame only?
    You know, there are other fat bikes out there. What's so special about this one that you are willing to spend an extra couple hundred bucks? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    You know, there are other fat bikes out there. What's so special about this one that you are willing to spend an extra couple hundred bucks? Just curious.
    What other steel fat bikes are there out there that take 5" tires, are suspension corrected for a 140mm fork, have the hole for a stealth dropper, and have similar geometry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    What other steel fat bikes are there out there that take 5" tires, are suspension corrected for a 140mm fork, have the hole for a stealth dropper, and have similar geometry?
    All of this, plus... I have grown to really like the rear thru axle system on these bikes.
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    I have the pluto green ICT.....loving the Pink.
    Do I really need another fatbike?

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    Anyone have access to QBP and can post the stock quantities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I have no choice. I need a frameset, this is it, it will go straight to the powder coater.

    I also have a couple who want custom built fat bikes. The wife is getting a Wednesday, the husband was waiting for the ICT. I KNOW he isn't gonna like this. Looks like two frames going.

    Yeah, why didn't they offer a black frame only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Did you break the 9Zero7?
    There was that crack a couple of years ago that I got welded. It held up fine but the bike creaks when I ride it. I can stop it for a little while but it always comes back. Just time for something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    There was that crack a couple of years ago that I got welded. It held up fine but the bike creaks when I ride it. I can stop it for a little while but it always comes back. Just time for something else.
    With the loyalty you've had with 907, I woulda expected a 907 with that new bike smell to be in the 907 thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    With the loyalty you've had with 907, I woulda expected a 907 with that new bike smell to be in the 907 thread.
    There's always a Mayor, don'tcha know!
    Yep. I'll build up a Mayor with some Snowshoe XXL's just for laughs. I also still have my black ano 190/135 907 that I love. it's set up for beach duty.
    I may try getting a new derailleur hanger and end cap for the hub on the green bike and see if it stays quiet. If it does, I'll have it coated another color and give it to a friend as a gateway drug. He'll never ride it as hard as I have so it will be fine.
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    Id ride that pink ICT in a heart beat, even out here in rural North Carolina. Itd look sick with a black camo frame bag. And Id take particularly good care of it to ensure that my son would get it when I die.

    Its not really a morning-after kinda color. Itd go with shots of tequila but not the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    What other steel fat bikes are there out there that take 5" tires, are suspension corrected for a 140mm fork, have the hole for a stealth dropper, and have similar geometry?
    Looks like this was already mentioned, but the RSD Mayor is pretty close, although only in aluminum or titanium. Honestly, I have a steel fatbike, and with the bigger tires I can feel the additional weight over aluminum, but not a difference in ride quality..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    Looks like this was already mentioned, but the RSD Mayor is pretty close, although only in aluminum or titanium. Honestly, I have a steel fatbike, and with the bigger tires I can feel the additional weight over aluminum, but not a difference in ride quality..
    Right now, it's all about the rear axle to me. It's a very stout system. On my 907 a thru axle goes though the hub into the derailleur hanger that is a separate part from the frame. I use a Hope hub so the end cap is a separate part. When I ride the bike, I get creaking under load. Drives me nuts. If I take everything apart and clean it and put it all back together with a little grease only on the thru axle, it remains quiet for a little while and starts up again.
    I replaced the cheesy factory axle with a Robert axle and it lasts a little better.
    On the Surly, the thru axle mounts up to the frame solid on both sides and the derailleur hanger is part of the frame. I have this on my Krampus and I really like it. It's rock solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Right now, it's all about the rear axle to me. It's a very stout system. On my 907 a thru axle goes though the hub into the derailleur hanger that is a separate part from the frame. I use a Hope hub so the end cap is a separate part. When I ride the bike, I get creaking under load. Drives me nuts. If I take everything apart and clean it and put it all back together with a little grease only on the thru axle, it remains quiet for a little while and starts up again.
    I replaced the cheesy factory axle with a Robert axle and it lasts a little better.
    On the Surly, the thru axle mounts up to the frame solid on both sides and the derailleur hanger is part of the frame. I have this on my Krampus and I really like it. It's rock solid.
    Yeah, I really liked the dropout system on my Karate Monkey. I've heard that the dropouts tend to allow the axles to slide a bit in certain situations, so I don't mind a fixed dropout. I didn't have any issues with my Middle Child, either. I've never had any issues with rear thru-axles, but I am having issues with my fork's axle loosening up after a few rides...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Being a rider from the late 80s early 90s, I kinda dig the pink...
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    To be honest it is not a bad colour!
    I like it more then a lot of other colours I have seen........
    I would not call it pink........there is red in it.
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    It's cherry blossom red! (pink)

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    Going to be a lot these on fire sale next year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracer2 View Post
    Going to be a lot these on fire sale next year!
    Nonsense. They'll be sold out before winter even gets here for the 3rd year in a row, you just wait.

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    Surly quick with H.G.+ 10-51 SLX.
    First bike of any kind I've seen with Shimano SLX 12 speed.
    LOVE THE PINK.

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    Looking forward to this thread being the "Official" 2019+ ICT thread!

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    I would love, love to have that pink bike... but I've already got two fatties... so I'm broke.

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    Im not much of a bright color guy, but I love that color. Also love the microspline SLX 10-51 12 speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I like that green color.

    I am really tempted to replace my trusty 14 Pugsley for this. Ive been debating getting a 27.5 wheelset built for it to run some rough and chunky trails, but ICT will definitely handle that better. Shes been a good companion for the past 5 years. Nothing else on the market really interests me. Hmmmmm

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    I tried to get a green one back in the spring and I missed out.
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    I dont mind that pink either, though. Although I wish theyd have gone a little fancy and did a fade. But thats a cool pink color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    Anyone have access to QBP and can post the stock quantities?
    Just says "Coming Soon" at the moment.

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    I like it. But I also grew up in the 80s, lol. More interesting than the current Wednesday colors.
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    I like the pink, and will be getting one as soon as they come available, but it still has me scratching my head that they would make that the only color for this run.

    Anyone have any input on sizing these beasts? I'm 6' with a 34" inseam, and am 50%/50% L/XL on my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaStoke View Post
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    Anyone have any input on sizing these beasts? I'm 6' with a 34" inseam, and am 50%/50% L/XL on my bikes.
    Id say that puts you on a large surly/salsa. Im 6'2" with a 34" inseam and ride large salsa/surly, but XL on Ibis, Santa Cruz, and others that run smaller.

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    I've been riding a new tubeless Bud (front) for the past week and really like it. Despite ~100grams heavier, larger volume and set at a lower pressure than the Ground Control it replaced, it feels to have much lower rolling resistance than the GC and no self-steer.

    The new Bud set up super-simple on the rim, no soapy water required, 4oz. of Orange Seal Subzero, and it's held the original set pressure for eight days straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one piece crank View Post
    I've been riding a new tubeless Bud (front) for the past week and really like it. Despite ~100grams heavier, larger volume and set at a lower pressure than the Ground Control it replaced, it feels to have much lower rolling resistance than the GC and no self-steer.

    The new Bud set up super-simple on the rim, no soapy water required, 4oz. of Orange Seal Subzero, and it's held the original set pressure for eight days straight.
    Excellent. I'm due for a fresh Bud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaStoke View Post
    Just says "Coming Soon" at the moment.
    Looks like Surly missed the mark again! My lady will be riding a used 2016 Wednesday, once again because Surly can't get its act together and stock its flagship fat bike. Should have her Wednesday built up this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Excellent. I'm due for a fresh Bud.
    I'm thinking I'll try one as a rear tire.

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    That color is bad effing ass. I'd rock that sumbitch in a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rth009 View Post
    Im not much of a bright color guy, but I love that color. Also love the microspline SLX 10-51 12 speed
    yes. That 51t cog got my attention. Me like. And I'd ride a Pink bike. I love the Blue ICT. Having a pink one too would be dope.

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    As a guy...That color is magenta.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that...
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    I am slowly warming up to Prickly Pear Pink Sparkle!

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    Its actually a nice color. Its grown on me as well. One thing to note, its not sparkly like youd think based on the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaStoke View Post
    Its actually a nice color. Its grown on me as well. One thing to note, its not sparkly like youd think based on the name.
    If I didn't already have my bike, I would ride this in a second....do it all up with black and silver parts etc....pink/black/silver is total punk rock to me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by one piece crank View Post
    I'm thinking I'll try one as a rear tire.
    My friend is currently riding Bud/ Bud and he loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    My friend is currently riding Bud/ Bud and he loves it.
    I'm still on the fence. The Bud is nowhere near as slow as the internet would have you believe. Never ridden a Lou, so I'm left wondering if I won't perceive it as slow either? I do like a paddle-style pattern out back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by one piece crank View Post
    I'm still on the fence. The Bud is nowhere near as slow as the internet would have you believe. Never ridden a Lou, so I'm left wondering if I won't perceive it as slow either? I do like a paddle-style pattern out back...
    Frankly, I found Bud/Lou to roll better and handle better on 100's vs. 80's.
    Since I found a pair of clownshoe rims with a brand new Bud/Lou on em for a C note, I have two pair and have tried the various combinations at fatbike pressure instead of Freakin Concrete pressures i.e. 6-8 psi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Frankly, I found Bud/Lou to roll better and handle better on 100's vs. 80's.
    Since I found a pair of clownshoe rims with a brand new Bud/Lou on em for a C note, I have two pair and have tried the various combinations at fatbike pressure instead of Freakin Concrete pressures i.e. 6-8 psi.
    Thats interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Thats interesting.
    I don't know if it was an illusion on the rolling resistance side of things but when it came to handling, game changer in terms of ride feel and overall handling that wasn't like a bus.
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    So... I picked it up yesterday. All the guys in the bike shop think the color is awesome. At first glance I said wow, it isn't so bad. On the ride home I started thinking maybe I'll leave it alone. I stopped by my dad's house and said check out this new frame. He said wow! Who's that for? I said me. He laughed.
    Since the powder coat shop is closed on Sundays, I took it home and unwrapped it. I ALMOST put it in the stand to start assembling it and said nope... It's gonna be orange.
    Pics to come.

    It isn't the slightest bit sparkly. It's like Pepto Bismol on steroids.
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    No sparkles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    So... I picked it up yesterday. All the guys in the bike shop think the color is awesome. At first glance I said wow, it isn't so bad. On the ride home I started thinking maybe I'll leave it alone. I stopped by my dad's house and said check out this new frame. He said wow! Who's that for? I said me. He laughed.
    Since the powder coat shop is closed on Sundays, I took it home and unwrapped it. I ALMOST put it in the stand to start assembling it and said nope... It's gonna be orange.
    Pics to come.

    It isn't the slightest bit sparkly. It's like Pepto Bismol on steroids.
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    I can't decide whether I love or hate it. But I'd certainly be sick of that color very quickly.

    And NYRR496 is wrong. That is not a pink bike. It is a luridly, decidedly, obnoxiously, intensely, determinedly pink bike. Pepto Bismal on Steroids? Yep. That's it.

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    here is my $.02. I don't like Prickly Pear Sparkle Pink and think it should be called "my dead grandma was a flapper pink lipstick".
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    So... I picked it up yesterday. All the guys in the bike shop think the color is awesome. At first glance I said wow, it isn't so bad. On the ride home I started thinking maybe I'll leave it alone. I stopped by my dad's house and said check out this new frame. He said wow! Who's that for? I said me. He laughed.
    Since the powder coat shop is closed on Sundays, I took it home and unwrapped it. I ALMOST put it in the stand to start assembling it and said nope... It's gonna be orange.
    Pics to come.

    It isn't the slightest bit sparkly. It's like Pepto Bismol on steroids.
    Following! I have a PPS(no sparkle!) ICT frame in the box. I like it but think I would be sick of it in short order. Orange is the color I am thinking I want to change it to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    here is my $.02. I don't like Prickly Pear Sparkle Pink and think it should be called "my dead grandma was a flapper pink lipstick".
    With that name I would be more likely to keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    So... I picked it up yesterday. All the guys in the bike shop think the color is awesome. At first glance I said wow, it isn't so bad. On the ride home I started thinking maybe I'll leave it alone. I stopped by my dad's house and said check out this new frame. He said wow! Who's that for? I said me. He laughed.
    Since the powder coat shop is closed on Sundays, I took it home and unwrapped it. I ALMOST put it in the stand to start assembling it and said nope... It's gonna be orange.
    Pics to come.

    It isn't the slightest bit sparkly. It's like Pepto Bismol on steroids.
    Did you get your frame powdercoated yet? I'm very curious to see what it's going to look like orange!

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    THE DONALD TRUMP
    hehehehehe j/k
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    But yea I get your point, a pink underlayment without sanding it off or a good scratching of the pink for a good layer of primer.




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    Did you get your frame powdercoated yet? I'm very curious to see what it's going to look like orange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
    Did you get your frame powdercoated yet? I'm very curious to see what it's going to look like orange!
    I've been too busy. I'm going to try and drop it off today. If not, I'm taking next Friday off and doing it then. Having to work all the time gets in the way of all the other stuff I have to do.
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    ok... I brought the frame to the powder coat shop today. Dropped it off with the secretary. I heard the guys in the back working. She said we,ll call you when it,s done.
    Fifteen minutes later, the owner calls me and asks me to come back. I get there and he says the powder coat on the bike is on there to stay. If he blasts it, he would ruin the frame. He said there was a guy a couple towns over that could dip it and get it off but I didn,t want the E coat inside the tubes coming off. The orange I want to use is somewhat transparent and its gonna look strange over the pink since the pink is a very dark color.
    I decided to take it back home as is and build it up, ride it and see if it wears on me. If I dont like it, I can sell it off in the future or wait til the weather warms up and strip it myself with Rock Miracle or something.
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    Could you do a transparent metallic charcoal or some such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Could you do a transparent metallic charcoal or some such?
    I didnt think of that. Maybe adding something that would look cool and work with the pink...
    My son thinks it will look cool with enough black on it. We will see.
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    Instead of having a problem with Surly's color choice, look inward at yourself and why you might have a problem with the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    ok... I brought the frame to the powder coat shop today. Dropped it off with the secretary. I heard the guys in the back working. She said we,ll call you when it,s done.
    Fifteen minutes later, the owner calls me and asks me to come back. I get there and he says the powder coat on the bike is on there to stay. I he blasts it, he would ruin the rame. He said there was a guy a couple towns over that could dip it and get it off but I didn,t want the E coat inside the tubes coming off. The orange I want to use is somewhat transparent and its gonna look strange over the pink since the pink is a very dark color.
    I decided to take it back home as is and build it up, ride it and see if it wears on me. If I dont like it, I can sell it off in the future or wait til the weather warms up and strip it myself with Rock Miracle or something.
    In a former life I was into snowboarding but instead of wearing the tradition Sorel boots like all of my friends I rode in hard boots. One winter an opportunity to buy a really, really good pair of Koflack's, they were heavily discounted because not many people in America rode in hard boots and they were a bright Pink. (Apparently in Europe it was all the rage.) I was not going to worry about the color but as I was goofing off in the garage I remembered a can of Yellow paint I had and I decided to paint them Yellow
    (not my favorite color but right up there) well I started spraying and spraying and the strangest thing happened, I ended up with awesome orange boots. Orange is my favorite color so I couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    ok... I brought the frame to the powder coat shop today. Dropped it off with the secretary. I heard the guys in the back working. She said we,ll call you when it,s done.
    Fifteen minutes later, the owner calls me and asks me to come back. I get there and he says the powder coat on the bike is on there to stay. I he blasts it, he would ruin the rame. He said there was a guy a couple towns over that could dip it and get it off but I didn,t want the E coat inside the tubes coming off. The orange I want to use is somewhat transparent and its gonna look strange over the pink since the pink is a very dark color.
    I decided to take it back home as is and build it up, ride it and see if it wears on me. If I dont like it, I can sell it off in the future or wait til the weather warms up and strip it myself with Rock Miracle or something.
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    I thought of that with yellow. Pink is actually light red. Sort of. And yellow and red make orange.

    But I think even better would be a deep metallic blue. Or purple (almost black). Or charcoal. Or Krampus OG green. Also, Gunnar bikes has a bunch of colors listed that are one color oversprayed with another. Their archive colors are extensive. Good place for ideas.

    http://gunnarbikes.com/site/colors-and-styling/archived-colors/

    I like these:
    Gold finger may look orange over the pink
    Dalia blue
    Pearl in black
    Dark blue pearl
    Mahogany
    Charcoal silver
    Grenade green
    Copper metallic

    In the earlier listed years, they have a lot of colors over-layered. But usually charcoal or silver metallic for the bottom coat, not the top. But it could work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    ok... I brought the frame to the powder coat shop today. Dropped it off with the secretary. I heard the guys in the back working. She said we,ll call you when it,s done.
    Fifteen minutes later, the owner calls me and asks me to come back. I get there and he says the powder coat on the bike is on there to stay. I he blasts it, he would ruin the rame. He said there was a guy a couple towns over that could dip it and get it off but I didn,t want the E coat inside the tubes coming off. The orange I want to use is somewhat transparent and its gonna look strange over the pink since the pink is a very dark color.
    I decided to take it back home as is and build it up, ride it and see if it wears on me. If I dont like it, I can sell it off in the future or wait til the weather warms up and strip it myself with Rock Miracle or something.
    It's my understanding that they usually power coat right over the existing coat. You can do that with powder, but not if it was painted with wet paint first.

    Edit - read your post more carefully. I see you want to powder it a more translucent color.

    I'm also in the "paint it black" or some other dark color club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    ok... I brought the frame to the powder coat shop today. Dropped it off with the secretary. I heard the guys in the back working. She said we,ll call you when it,s done.
    Fifteen minutes later, the owner calls me and asks me to come back. I get there and he says the powder coat on the bike is on there to stay. I he blasts it, he would ruin the rame. He said there was a guy a couple towns over that could dip it and get it off but I didn,t want the E coat inside the tubes coming off. The orange I want to use is somewhat transparent and its gonna look strange over the pink since the pink is a very dark color.
    I decided to take it back home as is and build it up, ride it and see if it wears on me. If I dont like it, I can sell it off in the future or wait til the weather warms up and strip it myself with Rock Miracle or something.
    You need to find another powder coat shop. If he really wants to believe that blasting media won't remove the powdercoat, he's not someone you really want to deal with. Chemical means are not needed to remove powdercoat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    You need to find another powder coat shop. If he really wants to believe that blasting media won't remove the powdercoat, he's not someone you really want to deal with. Chemical means are not needed to remove powdercoat.
    I'm a little surprised. I have a bead blaster and I was going to try the fork in there myself. I'm gonna wait til after the winter just in case this turns into a project. I'd rather have the bike pink and have it available to ride.
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    Could we get a picture of your bike? One does become invested in outcomes.

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    92 replies and ONE picture of a bike in a stand..... come on people, where are all the shots of pink warriors riding their bikes??

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    LBS had one in stock the other day. That pink looks even worse in person. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    92 replies and ONE picture of a bike in a stand..... come on people, where are all the shots of pink warriors riding their bikes??
    This! ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    You need to find another powder coat shop. If he really wants to believe that blasting media won't remove the powdercoat, he's not someone you really want to deal with. Chemical means are not needed to remove powdercoat.
    Spectum Powdercoating comes to mind. The will duplicate the details such as the Surly and Icecream Truck logos in powdercoat as opposed to Walmart quality stickers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I'm a little surprised. I have a bead blaster and I was going to try the fork in there myself. I'm gonna wait til after the winter just in case this turns into a project. I'd rather have the bike pink and have it available to ride.
    I don't think glass beads would do anything but rough it up, but aluminum oxide would definitely take it off. Once you get through it in one spot, work away from that spot and it'll come off.

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    Kind of seems like The Surly crew sat down after some shrooms and said, hey, lets see how much we can jerk these Surly guys around. I got it! We take out biggest, baddest trail bike and make it pink. And not just any pink, but intensely, luridly, obnoxiously, painfully pink. And make it the only Color they can buy. All in favor? Cool, I gotta go count the creepy crawlers on the ceiling. Theyre starting to look bored, again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    I don't think glass beads would do anything but rough it up, but aluminum oxide would definitely take it off. Once you get through it in one spot, work away from that spot and it'll come off.
    Thanks for the tip. The bike will be orange. Just after the winter.
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    Good for Surly....they always do what they want it would seem, and this year's ICT is no different. I'd buy and ride it...why not? I am surprised that there is no Surly black option though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Being a rider from the late 80s early 90s, I kinda dig the pink...
    That makes two of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    I don't think glass beads would do anything but rough it up, but aluminum oxide would definitely take it off. Once you get through it in one spot, work away from that spot and it'll come off.
    Glass bead would do just fine at removal and have it ready for the coating of choice...
    Hmm, might have to look at the house of color samples since it is one of a bitchen kind.

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    Kind of seems like The Surly crew sat down after some shrooms and said, hey, lets see how much we can jerk these Surly guys around. I got it! We take out biggest, baddest trail bike and make it pink. And not just any pink, but intensely, luridly, obnoxiously, painfully pink. And make it the only Color they can buy. All in favor? Cool, I gotta go count the creepy crawlers on the ceiling. Theyre starting to look bored, again.
    I think it was something more potent than toad stools! More industrial strength in this particular instance...
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    Okey Dokey. I just spoke to another powder coat guy. He said bring it to him and let him have a look at it. It may become orange flake after all.
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    I have an old black ICT OPS. If I got the new ICT I would want to clear coat the heck out of it to make it really pop.

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    OK... Dropped the frame and fork off at the new powder coat shop today. Six minutes from my house and there were a bunch of parts in the lobby waiting to be picked up. Stuff was absolutely beautiful. Guy looked at the bike, showed me exactly how he was going to strip it and walked me thru the coating process. I also got to look at lots of actual sample colors and decided on Illusion Tangerine instead of orange. Much sharper color.
    It should be ready on January 3rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    OK... Dropped the frame and fork off at the new powder coat shop today. Six minutes from my house and there were a bunch of parts in the lobby waiting to be picked up. Stuff was absolutely beautiful. Guy looked at the bike, showed me exactly how he was going to strip it and walked me thru the coating process. I also got to look at lots of actual sample colors and decided on Illusion Tangerine instead of orange. Much sharper color.
    It should be ready on January 3rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    OK... Dropped the frame and fork off at the new powder coat shop today. Six minutes from my house and there were a bunch of parts in the lobby waiting to be picked up. Stuff was absolutely beautiful. Guy looked at the bike, showed me exactly how he was going to strip it and walked me thru the coating process. I also got to look at lots of actual sample colors and decided on Illusion Tangerine instead of orange. Much sharper color.
    It should be ready on January 3rd.
    Pictures or it didn't happen! ;P Illusion Tangerine sounds like a cool strain

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRALPH View Post
    Pictures or it didn't happen! ;P Illusion Tangerine sounds like a cool strain
    It will be ready January third.
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    Well!?!?!?

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    I got a text on Friday the third that some of their chemicals were not delivered on time over the holidays. It should be ready this coming Friday.
    I'm cool with it. I'm still waiting on a new Bud and Sram GX Eagle drivetrain.
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    Nice! Looking forward to seeing the result as I may be doing a cargo frame in that color as well.
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    I got a text from the coater on Saturday saying it would be ready later in the day. Around dinner time I figured they had gone home and figured it would be Monday. At about 9 pm, he texts me and says he just finished it and will wait for me if I want to pick it up. I said thanks but Monday is fine. I was out with my wife.
    He sent me a couple of pics. It looks fabulous.

    Ill load a pic in the morning. I cant do it on this crappy computer. Notice I have no punctuation.
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    Really, Surly?-img_3350-1-.jpeg
    Really, Surly?-img_3351.jpeg

    Getting out of work at 2. Can't wait to go get it.
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    That looks great! Can't wait to see it built up.

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    Really, Surly?-img_3352.jpg
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    Ok.. got it home, chucked it in the stand and carefully installed the new stickers. Got the headset in too. Called it a night after that since my day starts at 3 am.
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    Orange usually isn't my Gitty-Up, but dang! Well done, NYrr.

    God knows how many frames/bikes Surly would sell with that finish. Thanks to their edgy and anti-establishment culture, no one will ever know.

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    Did they clear coat your frame?

    I don't have a problem with the Surly color, just would like the paint to last.

    I have a black OPS with about 15,000 miles on it and the color is gone, just flat and dull. It doesn't even look good 2 seconds after washing it.

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    He called it a two stage job so I think it might be cleared. The finish is tough as nails.

    I have a 907 that was coated in Granny Smith Apple a few years ago. Same brand powder, different company coated it. Not clear coated. It still looks good but isn't as brilliant as when it was new. Not sure if clear coating would help that or not. Not sure if clear powder coat protects against UV.
    I have a black Krampus that I built from the frame up. I waxed it before I built it in an effort to hopefully make less dirt stick to it. Seemed to help. Looks killer too. Maybe try that?
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    The underside of my down tube is almost gray in color now, blasted over 15,000 miles there isn't much paint left.

    I will try waxing it in the summer and see how it turns out.

    I would like to get a new ICT but just wondering if going the extra mile and getting it clear coated would help in the long run.

    The orange is sweet.

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    Wax probably won't help at this point. Why not get the frame done like I did?

    Clear probably would help.
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    The color is easier to distinguish in the second set of pictures. That is a beautiful finish. And it looks much higher quality than a typical Surly finish. Congrats!

    When are you going to build it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronhextall View Post
    Did they clear coat your frame?

    I don't have a problem with the Surly color, just would like the paint to last.

    I have a black OPS with about 15,000 miles on it and the color is gone, just flat and dull. It doesn't even look good 2 seconds after washing it.
    Keep in mind those started out as a flat matte black to though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronhextall View Post
    The underside of my down tube is almost gray in color now, blasted over 15,000 miles there isn't much paint left.

    I will try waxing it in the summer and see how it turns out.

    I would like to get a new ICT but just wondering if going the extra mile and getting it clear coated would help in the long run.

    The orange is sweet.
    Clear would revive it for sure. I would clean the frame of dirt and grease then scotchbrite the entire frame to get a good surface for the clearcoat
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    At this point I am not going to worry about it, my LBS just laughs and says they have never seen a fat bike so "used".

    If and when I get another Surly I will definitely research getting it disassembled and clear coated by a auto-body shop.

    I just wish Surly would do it in the first place.

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    You keep talking about paint. Surly bikes are powder coated. If you get a new one, get it cleared at a powder coat shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    You keep talking about paint. Surly bikes are powder coated. If you get a new one, get it cleared at a powder coat shop.
    I likely have my verbiage/terms incorrect. Not going to pretend to be an industrial coating expert. My point is Surly bikes do not have the same finish as other bikes and their frames dull very quickly. Its my only complaint about Surly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post

    When are you going to build it?
    My work schedule is a little harsh right now. All I really need to do is get to the bike shop and pick up my new front tire, grips and Stan's. Everything else is currently on my green 9zero7. Just gotta swap the parts over. I'm also changing from a 2x10 drivetrain to 1x12. I just got the cash together for that. I'll place the order tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronhextall View Post
    I likely have my verbiage/terms incorrect. Not going to pretend to be an industrial coating expert. My point is Surly bikes do not have the same finish as other bikes and their frames dull very quickly. Its my only complaint about Surly.
    Nevermind the cabbage! Get a powsdercoat, apply a downtube protector, put it together and enjoy the hell outta the bike!
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    The pink powder that was on my frame raised concern at one shop. It seemed plenty tough.
    My gloss black Krampus still looks perfect. Like anything, I'm sure everything gets better as tech changes. How old is that Pugs?
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