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    Default 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    My second complete build is finally out of paint and ready to be assembled. I took this bike from scratch to paint myself, a real soup to nuts build i suppose. All steel and fillet frame with internal cable in the TT. RSachs drops and front Der hanger, they turned out nicely. A custom seat post mast topper, as well as painted ENVE stem and Fork. Floated all the graphics myself under the clear coat on my inkjet (need some more work on getting those to disappear better). I learned alot on this project and it feels like it has been a very long time coming to this. I will finally get to see someone riding a bike i built. I cant believe it.


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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    Dude well done. Don't you want to ride it yourself to feel how great it really is? keep going with the builds and sharing we like it.

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    Looks great! What did you use for the isp?

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    Quote Originally Posted by -HvA- View Post
    Looks great! What did you use for the isp?
    Standard 27.2 seat tube with a cut post adhered inside, the topper was a month long machine and bench project at my snails pace , hand made lugs , some small brazing and I machined the hardware tube on my mill to accept standard Specialized hardware.

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    She's a beaut! Curvy in all the right places and that paint scheme is damn classy.

    I know zip about paint. Did you start with a stock Enve fork and sand the clear off or is it possible to get an unfinished one and let it rip from there?
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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    Wonderful looking bike. What type of tubes did you use?

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    Sanded the fork and stem (managing a body shop has its benefits) the paint is all water based automotive paint stock BMW colors. The front triangle is Columbus , the stays are Nova

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    very cool. dig the light grey/white combo

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    Sweet, really clean and nice looking! Got any naked shots of the fillets?

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    Very nice! I really like the color combo, it's similar to what I have planned for my first frame.
    Do you have any build shots?

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    full bike build pictures are HERE

    it took alot of filing and sanding

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    thank you all for the support and compliments

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    Damn, that custom ISP topper is impressive!

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    Default Re: 2nd Bike out of paint and ready to be built

    very nice. I am predicting gray will be the new "IT" color 2013.
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