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    My singlespeed rebuilt

    I purchased this Redline Mono last year around this time. I am not a fan of red but wanted to ride rather than waste time having the bike painted or powdered. Well over the winter I got busy and never got to it so I knew over the past few weeks I would not have time to ride so I decided to break it down and change things up a bit.

    First thing I did was strip it down to the frame then I stripped the frame using Aircraft Paint remover. I was going to have the frame powder coated but didn't have the funds to do that just yet. I stripped it, sanded it then hit it with high fill primer then basecoat then clear. Came out pretty well and is rather durable.

    While I was at it I upgraded a few components as well. I upgraded the
    Saddle
    Seat post
    Bottle Cage
    Fork
    Stem
    Headset
    Bars
    Grips
    new tires

    I also got some stickers made to put on as well. So that was my little project.

    I have plans for a few more upgrades but have to wait for funds.
    This is what it looked like before I started


    And here is what she looks like now.



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    Why is the seat post in backwards on the new set up?
    Why is the chainstay wraped when you have purpose built SS frame?

    Paint looks good though!

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    This pic was taken right off the repair stand seatpost was just thrown in to hold the bike in the stand.
    I like to have a place to put the chain when the tire is off plus the paint will chip/knick a little easier than the factory paint so I put it on as precaution. It was a lot of work to strip and paint the frame so just trying to protect it.

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    Ok, I will accept both answers. Especially the second. However for the seat post, you actually went through the trouble of installing the seat on it backwards. Just giving you a hard time.

    If done right and spray can paint job can come out really good. Granted it will never match that of a professional job but hey, it looks good and is better than red!

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    haha yes I did. I wanted to take the photo quick before work so slapped it on there. It will be corrected before I take it for a ride tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    Ok, I will accept both answers. Especially the second. However for the seat post, you actually went through the trouble of installing the seat on it backwards. Just giving you a hard time.

    If done right and spray can paint job can come out really good. Granted it will never match that of a professional job but hey, it looks good and is better than red!

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    I am very impressed by your paint work. Mad props, homie.

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