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    Blue, White, or December

    Since the only two colors offered for the "pilot" run of pre-paid Chilcos are Blue or White, who is going to wait til December for the Raw color. Or how many of you are going to succumb to the long wait and anxiety and go with one of the two colors offered? Unfortunately, raw color is not an option for the "pilot" run.

    Is it all that bad to wait a couple more months longer for the raw color you wanted? We have already waited quite some time already...what is a couple of more months??????

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    Hum...

    My understanding was tht RAW was going to be the first finish offered...calling Dr Dusty to the white courtesy phone...
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    Yes, I was also told that Raw would be first in line. There's only one way to know for sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob W View Post
    My understanding was tht RAW was going to be the first finish offered...calling Dr Dusty to the white courtesy phone...
    Nice Bob - I might have ridden with a certain someone from Columbia last night - I have my eye on a Chilcotin too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    Since the only two colors offered for the "pilot" run of pre-paid Chilcos are Blue or White, who is going to wait til December for the Raw color. Or how many of you are going to succumb to the long wait and anxiety and go with one of the two colors offered? Unfortunately, raw color is not an option for the "pilot" run.

    Is it all that bad to wait a couple more months longer for the raw color you wanted? We have already waited quite some time already...what is a couple of more months??????
    I am going through same dilemma. Originally wanted raw. I have never had a raw frame and I also like the weight savings and durability. My next choice is the blue. I really like the color but raw would still be my first choice. If I had a more precis delivery date I might consider waiting.

    Hard choice for sure. If I wait until december that would be a full year. I fear the parts I have collected for this build will be outdated (just kidding, sort of).

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    Blue or White is correct for the first run.

    Waiting until December for other color options for me means for totally missing this riding season and riding in either snow or severe wet conditions, either of which suck.

    So I will go with white if they go out in a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob W View Post
    My understanding was tht RAW was going to be the first finish offered...calling Dr Dusty to the white courtesy phone...
    This is true. White or blue for the "pilot" run(pre-orders), more options available for the production run. Design & execution will the same for both runs, pilot run is the production version.

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    Is that snot green color that the proto was going to be offered? Sure hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegromit View Post
    Is that snot green color that the proto was going to be offered? Sure hope
    If your snot is THAT color green, I suggest you go see a doctor immediately.

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    I'd rather have raw or black ano, but I still think white looks pretty good no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    Hard choice for sure. If I wait until december that would be a full year. I fear the parts I have collected for this build will be outdated (just kidding, sort of).

    TG
    That is the problem. I bought a KS adjustable seat post that doesn't fit my 30.9 Rune. By the time I get to use it on the Chilco, they will have that new model out!!!!!!!!!

    I thought "Raw" is Raw????? Can't quite grasp what is going on about this raw situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post
    I'd rather have raw or black ano, but I still think white looks pretty good no?
    Not bad, but not as RahRah as the Raw!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    Not bad, but not as RahRah as the Raw!!!!

    Agreed. My white frame with my current white fork may look pretty damn goofy. I've no idea.
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    Dusty, is it true they switched to paint over powder-coating the frames? If so do you know why? My buddy's powder-coated endo still looks great after 3 years of abuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyboy View Post
    Dusty, is it true they switched to paint over powder-coating the frames? If so do you know why? My buddy's powder-coated endo still looks great after 3 years of abuse.
    It's supposed to be a combo of wet paint and powdercoat giving a much more durable finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyboy View Post
    Dusty, is it true they switched to paint over powder-coating the frames? If so do you know why? My buddy's powder-coated endo still looks great after 3 years of abuse.
    Our frames have used wet paint for the last couple years, and some people have complained about the finish chipping easily. I have been told that the new frames will use a combo of wet paint and powdercoat for a much more durable finish.

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    Went with white....

    I sure hope this bike is worth this whole long roller coaster ordeal.....

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    white on white is pretty hott if you ask me.

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    The paint on my frame has held up very well.

    The white Knolly uses is a bright white, very cool, and by no means does it photo well.
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    Hmmm. I was hoping for Yellow. Now the dilemna. I'll get one of the pilot runs and strip it. Either powder coat yellow or yellow/orange, or some interesting Ano. Anyone know someone that does good ano. No problem shipping the frame. (mainland usa). Blue would be ok, but technically I already have a blue bike in the stable. And another Creamsickle woudn't be bad...that bike looked sweet! But Blue and White...just not doing it for me.
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    Blue, eh? Is the same blue as yours Dusty? If so, can you repost a picture of yours?

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    Thanks Tisser. I know someone on here had white on white and couldn't remember who or find the pic.

    Def looks good and eases my mind.
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    For those who are considering passing on raw...remember this....this is a bike you will own for a long time. I find it hard to believe that you could simply swap out colors when you have been dreaming, picturing, and maybe even ghost riding your Chili for months. The raw will be lighter, you may have already purchased complimenting hardware to hang on the bike, etc.

    If you obsess about bikes like I do, then you spent a lot of time planning out your kit, and I am having a hard time convincing myself that changing color at the last second is a good idea. You are probably talking about 2 months or so.

    I know for sure i wouldn't buy it, strip it, and repaint it. I could spend that money going to Moab and ripping it up!

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    thanks dusty!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    Our frames have used wet paint for the last couple years, and some people have complained about the finish chipping easily. I have been told that the new frames will use a combo of wet paint and powdercoat for a much more durable finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    For those who are considering passing on raw...remember this....this is a bike you will own for a long time. I find it hard to believe that you could simply swap out colors when you have been dreaming, picturing, and maybe even ghost riding your Chili for months. The raw will be lighter, you may have already purchased complimenting hardware to hang on the bike, etc.

    If you obsess about bikes like I do, then you spent a lot of time planning out your kit, and I am having a hard time convincing myself that changing color at the last second is a good idea. You are probably talking about 2 months or so.

    I know for sure i wouldn't buy it, strip it, and repaint it. I could spend that money going to Moab and ripping it up!

    Get the color you want, don't compromise, you will regret it at some point.
    Did you stick with the raw you ordered and choose to wait?

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    I'm going with white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    For those who are considering passing on raw...remember this....this is a bike you will own for a long time. I find it hard to believe that you could simply swap out colors when you have been dreaming, picturing, and maybe even ghost riding your Chili for months. The raw will be lighter, you may have already purchased complimenting hardware to hang on the bike, etc.

    If you obsess about bikes like I do, then you spent a lot of time planning out your kit, and I am having a hard time convincing myself that changing color at the last second is a good idea. You are probably talking about 2 months or so.

    I know for sure i wouldn't buy it, strip it, and repaint it. I could spend that money going to Moab and ripping it up!

    Get the color you want, don't compromise, you will regret it at some point.
    But they are not going to make the color I want...
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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    Did you stick with the raw you ordered and choose to wait?
    Based on my position in line, I doubt I am on the list for the first order, so it doesn't matter. I have changed my order to blue regardless of when I get the bike.

    Edit: I originally chose raw as they were supposed to be the first off the line, then I decided that was not a wise choice.
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    What size did you order?

    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Based on my position in line, I doubt I am on the list for the first order, so it doesn't matter. I have changed my order to blue regardless of when I get the bike.

    Edit: I originally chose raw as they were supposed to be the first off the line, then I decided that was not a wise choice.

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    I was going to wait til December for the raw. That is the color I really wanted. I was just too reluctant to not take advantage of getting it now. Lots of unforeseen things can happen. Like possibly a delay in the "second batch" so I just went with instinct and chose one of the two offered colors...(bird in the hand) That is why I passed on the raw.
    I just want this bike already and don't want to risk going close to a year of not having it after paying for it.

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    Like most I've been wanting this frame since March, and I was going to to with white (originally wanted raw), but now I'm not so sure. Not that I dislike white, I've already got one white bike and I like the way Tiss'er's Endo looks.

    But living in the pacific northwest, the real riding season will end probably mid-October when the rain hits (last year it was the beginning of October and the rain didn't stop until July.) Is it really worth me jumping now and getting a color I don't REALLY want just to hopefully get in 3 or 4, MAYBE 5 weeks of good trail days in before the crap weather hits? And for just two ride days a week at that? So 10 rides max?

    Magic 8 Ball tells me probably not....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    white on white is pretty hott if you ask me.

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    I believe anodized black was among the colors other than white and blue offered off the bat

    I considered switching to raw but was told all frames for the initial pilot run have been accounted for.

    Anodized goes a long way durability wise. I ain't going to be fussy at this point in time. I've been without wheels for months as it is. No fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
    Blue, eh? Is the same blue as yours Dusty? If so, can you repost a picture of yours?
    Chris told me the new blue will be in between Brit Blue(as seen on production models last year), and the electric blue seen on my proto Chilcotin. So.... not as neon, but still very bright, I'm guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    Chris told me the new blue will be in between Brit Blue(as seen on production models last year), and the electric blue seen on my proto Chilcotin. So.... not as neon, but still very bright, I'm guessing.
    Dusty. Any chance at getting a sample pic of the blue from chris?

    Also, it looks like the two bikes they have riding are raw. Any chance at just getting that finish?

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    I am fortunate as I live in SW and ride year round. I am not too versed in Raw bikes but is there a concern with its care living in a wet region like the Pacific NW? Can unfinished bikes rust at all?

    Are there any downsides to having a raw bike at all? No question about them being the best looking though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    I am fortunate as I live in SW and ride year round. I am not too versed in Raw bikes but is there a concern with its care living in a wet region like the Pacific NW? Can unfinished bikes rust at all?

    Are there any downsides to having a raw bike at all? No question about them being the best looking though.
    Dirtbag has a 4 year old Turner Sultan that is raw, looks like the day he bought it. The aluminum will oxidize a bit, protecting the finish, but that is the cool part of raw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    What size did you order?
    Medium...I have my fingers crossed for a September/october delivery, but not holding my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AIR View Post
    Dusty. Any chance at getting a sample pic of the blue from chris?

    Also, it looks like the two bikes they have riding are raw. Any chance at just getting that finish?
    I haven't seen a pic of it yet, likely won't until one of the frames is actually painted, like those spy shots we saw of the welded individual frame bits. Those shots were taken 6,000 miles away.

    About the raw, my guess is there might have been something that Chris and Noel didn't like about how the raw came out on those frames, and need to fine tune that finish. Until then, we get paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    This is true. White or blue for the "pilot" run(pre-orders), more options available for the production run. Design & execution will the same for both runs, pilot run is the production version.
    Dusty, just to re-iterate - the pre-orders for September's run are available only in white or blue? Everything else color wise is scheduled for the production run?

    How would Knolly's distributors decide who to give preference to for those who pre-ordered another color scheme other than white or blue and then decided to switch so as not to wait for production run colors?

    A little confused. Help me out here please.

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