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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:02 am 
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first off, i just want to express my sincere appreciation for this forum, which is renewed every time i visit this other forum. be warned! they are clearly run by right-wing fundamentalists. i have it on good authority that the admin is a paid shill for the Tea Party!

what am i talking about? you ask. you see, the admin of that forum doesn't allow any dissenting opinion from the party line he dictates. you will notice that 95% of the frames he allows to be posted there have a boys-from-brazil-like identicalness. the schmuck banned me just because my new chinese carbon frame is not matte black; or not a 3k or 12k weave; or not an fm-029 or an fm-015. or maybe its because its not one of their pinnarello dogma wannabe frames that they sell. they're also shills for several sellers from aliexpress.com!


now. where was i? oh yeah: here she is! straight off the boat (so to speak). i don't own a scale. but i can tell you, that going just by feel, it weighs virtually nothing! the bubble wrap and the sheets of styrofoam that they wrapped around all the tubes to ship it, weighed probably twice as much as the frame itself!

i eventually came up with different decals than those i posted in the first iteration of the design, but the original shapes of the paint scheme are there.

its not a perfectly flawless paint job. there's one little "rough spot". but being that they only charged me $80 for custom painting, i can live with it. i gotta give it to them, though - they nailed 95% of my custom design...

...they got the blue all wrong, but what are ya gonna do? [1]


...anyhow, its still better'n matte black :wink:

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[1]what i've done, is i've ordered a second - unpainted - cervelo s5 knock-off frame from another aliexpress.com store. but i'm having that one painted by a local bike painter; he's nailed the exact color blue i want! i should have that one home about a week from now.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:30 am 
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Won't lie, that chainstay slogan has me slightly disturbed...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:51 am 
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Using "Phatphuk" as brand would have been cooler as 'Dude' .. ;-) Apart from that, very cool project ! Looking forward to the end result


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Tinea Pedis wrote:
...that chainstay slogan has me slightly disturbed...



hmmmmm...i could give you the name of a good shrink, if that would help :wink:

seriously though, for you, Tinea Pedis, and all you other non-native english speakers for whom the "play on words" of my chainstay tagline may be lost in translation...

...here's a crash course in american slang:

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...the term was originally Eat, Shit, and Die naming the three most basic things humans have to do...


to wit...

some.soldiers wrote:
sergeant: listen, private phatphuk! you have to report to the mess hall at 04:30 every morning for K.P. for the next 6 months! or else your ass is grass!

private (under his breath): i don't have to do nothing, sarge, except eat, shit and die!



...now, do you get it?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:37 pm 
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perhaps your legs will do the real talking.

good luck.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:00 pm 
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I am American and get the slang, but still I find it a bit disturbing.

As long as you are happy though, good for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:02 pm 
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jz4nyc wrote:
...perhaps your legs will do the real talking...


oh no you didn't!?!? :evil:

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...since you had no way of knowing, that i am a para-athlete, i will try not to take your comment as an insult :x


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:06 pm 
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looks awful in that colour scheme

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:21 pm 
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phatphuk wrote:
Tinea Pedis wrote:
...that chainstay slogan has me slightly disturbed...



hmmmmm...i could give you the name of a good shrink, if that would help :wink:

seriously though, for you, Tinea Pedis, and all you other non-native english speakers for whom the "play on words" of my chainstay tagline may be lost in translation...



I have a feeling your shrink really isn't that good ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:22 pm 
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fa63 wrote:
...I am American and get the slang, but still I find it a bit disturbing...



Jeesh! what is this? did reverend lovejoy's sermon this morning give everybody a case of the holy moly's? or what? :roll:

stupid flander-esses!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:01 pm 
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what, exactly, are you looking for from people with your frame design?

a pat on the back, or an opinion?

it tends to go both ways 'round here. so take the criticism along with the compliments.

let's see pics of the final build. :beerchug:


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the slang is fine by me, and that blue is gorgeous ...


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jz4nyc wrote:
what, exactly, are you looking for from people with your frame design?



certainly not jokes about my handicap. that's for sure :evil:


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What is the pattern of the wallpaper on the ceiling?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Mike V wrote:
What is the pattern of the wallpaper on the ceiling?



is that your best shot? :unbelievable: surely, you can do better than that. i would have thought the wrinkly white sheet was an easier target :P oh well! whatever floats your boat :wink:


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