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Hugo86

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Apr 2012
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    So the straps I will be putting on are these ones.
    They will fit, asked specificly to the seller of it, just got to make them a bit wet to make em flexible enough for the holes to fit..

    Also, the stem can drop a max. off 2 cm, but that should be fine.. The bar, agree on what has been said, noticed it rides ok, but not good enough yet.. So just a little bit of finetuning is required.

    Riding fixed is something that I like to be honest, I'm not a speed maniac, especially not in the city cause it's just to damn crowded and you never know what you can expect. So the 1st few rides I took it really slowly and didn't feel any moment of danger for now. But you never know what the future may hold, so the brake is still an option, and I saw a nice method of working it away (placing the brake behind the stem), so maybe I will consider.

    For now, I really would like to get the feeling right riding fixed, because it's something that needs a lot of practice but feels damn good.

    I'll post an update when I fixed the few points on the ride to share my experience on the changes you gave me.

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    Hi all,

    Thanks everyone.
    Got some decent footstraps, will put them on tomorrow. Deffo will have a look on the bar and will be using all the tips that you gave me :)
    Agree that the chocobrown is better then the matt black, glad i made the change.

    Was a nice project to go on, had fun building it and will be making another one when i got a chance to do it.

    Kind regards,

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    Allright,

    2 weeks later.... Did all the things that needed to be done, had it resprayed.. Got myself some new parts and would love to show you the end result, so here you go.

    Thanks everyone for the tips and support :)

    Kind regards

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAL_(color_­space_system)

    Yup, that's the one :) Seeing some nice colors in it so I am looking forward to the paintjob!

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    Do you have the wheelset from Tontacycles? Do they allow braking?

    They allow breaking, but they don't have a specific part on the rim for breaking, he recommended me to get brakes which got cork in them to minimize the damage on the rim and to not make it a lot of noise, metal can be squicky after a while.

    I came back from my color and decided to go for darker grey instead of the matt black, I think that will suit my bike way better in combination with the other parts.

    It will be powdercoated with a RAL color (if that's a brand).

    Next week I be heading towards Naarden to talk some things over with him and make a good selection of parts for my bike which will suit me well.

    Kind regards,

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    At this point can i convince you not to do the chalkboard paint job?

    With some valid arguments ;).. Still thinking about the paintjob, after several comments about the possible end result and the chance of quick damaging it might be an idea to get it done properly by a professional, even if that takes a bit longer.

    So I will reconsider my options and look for a good adress nearby my home, still hoping that friend of mine can do it fast in time so I can get the bike up and running in max: 2 weeks,

    Sometimes quality needs time, and it will be a better idea to go for that!

    Thanks for the tips all, I will get back when I got some more information.

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    Allright, so far so good..
    Today I decided to go ahead and work on my frame and colour, shaved the last parts of it to get it clean, used some cleaning materials to get all the dirt off the frame and took the primer in hand to spray the 1st few layers on it.

    1st of all a picture of my naked frame:

    2nd a picture of the frame with the first 2 layers of primer attached to it.

    Next up is another layer of primer, which will be getting attached later on this evening, after this is done I will stock my frame in a dry heated place to let it dry for 24 hours before attaching the paint and protection layer on it.

    Kind regards,

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    What was wrong with the old paint? Jus askin?

    The old paint job lost it's magic, wasn't so great anymore... few minor damages and scratches..
    After I'm done respraying I will be putting on a new decal of Jan de Reus, cause it shows some respect to the original builder of the bike.

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    Nice start, are you going for a clean frame, or letting it resprayed?
    And if ur looking for some cheap parts, I may have some stuff for you. I'm from the netherlands ;)

    I am gonna respray it myself (matt black), a friend of mine wants to do it.. He is in spraying cars, but it will take a few more weeks, and since I got some experience spraying graffiti I think I can handle it myself with some good materials.

    Thanks for letting me know, I will keep that in mind whenever I'm searching for some parts.

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