yeah I don't think it'll be long before it's covered in scratches. It's way cheaper (and more fun) than getting it professionally powder coated, but you get what you pay for.
Maybe something like this one:
I know surly have something like this, but for the rear brake, with some diy you can manage to use in the front also.
That looks great. I imagine that a Portuguese summer provides excellent conditions to spray paint a bike, especially when compared to the particularly cold and damp UK winter that we are experiencing.
I had to ferry the frame outside to spray a coat then bring it back in for a couple of days to dry. I should really have waited until spring to start this but it was always going to be a winter project.
Really like the look of this, and happy to see another C-16R owner. I also ended up scrapping everything bar the seat post and rear mech.
I encourage you to share pictures of your c16r
Kind of went in a different direction to yours I think! Really like the look of these with 2.2s on
That’s ace, I was originally going to go for a functional build but got a little carried away.
I played it safe and used 2.1s but there’s easily enough space for 2.2/2.25s
I finally got around to indexing and fine tuning the brakes yesterday. I took it out for it’s inaugural ride today and the chain snapped 6km in, but at least it was a nice day for a long walk home.
Other positives; it looks good muddy, and it was very fun while it lasted so I’m looking forward to getting back out.
I used to have cantis on mine . I crashed so many times because they where rubbish . Wore the rim wore the tyre wore one side not the other etc etc.
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