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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:58 am 
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Well. I sanded the frame carefully with some fine 320 under water off course and at last some 1020. And then I got a professional to make the stickers for the frame and cranks. The cranks are painted with a spray can. Cover up all the threaded places with some tape. First a couple of black layers, then put on the stickers, and then a couple of layers with clear coat. Same thing with bar, stem and also the rear dropouts. Without any stickers off course.
With the frame I applied some layers of clear coat. Same thing with the fork.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:06 am 
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dopesick187 wrote:
Looks great. :thumbup: I think I'd prefer to see it with full 7900 though rather than 7800, but that's just me. 7900 pedals would be a nice touch.


Well I´ve ridden with 7900 for a couple of years, and I don´t like it that much. The 7800 fits perfect for this frame. But I also think that the DI2 would look good. Or the new Sram red black.
Some time later in my life I´m gonna have one more of these. They simply ride amazingly. But I would like a 6.9 ssl 55 OCLV carbon instead. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:08 am 
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These frames look so much better then the current TREK models.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:52 pm 
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I agree!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:17 pm 
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I never did like Trek's. Then Daddy yo-yo posted his beauty; now this. You've done a great job there, and extra kudos for the touches that make it unique. Very nice indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Yes, the new sram red black would also look great, unlabeled of course.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:38 am 
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In a word: beautiful!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:52 am 
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I also still ride 7800, and love it, but would love to give it a "new look"......

Didi you also sand the cranks and chainrings? WHat type of paint, and how is it holding up on the chainrings?

DA Black! its the new SRAM black!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:32 pm 
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Updated page 1. I hope that you can help me. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:48 pm 
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You are definitely getting my like! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:11 pm 
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very nice, even though i don't like 7800 very much, never did... :noidea:

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the Da7800 groupset matches the "classic" frame
ofcourse 7900 would make it look more stealth
but if it aint broken dont replace it
looks very good

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Any new pics maybe? ;)

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Well, I haven´t got any new parts yet. Altough I do consider some old black Campagnolo Record brakes. (Before skeleton) With single pivot in the rearbrake. Reason is that those brakes are amazing compared to my Dura Ace brakes. I know its a shame to put campa parts on a Dura ace bike, but I wan´t the bike to be as functional as possible. I´ve read somewhere that the singlepivot should reduce the chance of a blocked rearwheel. Don´t know if its true, but I rode my dads bike in the time where I was working on this bike, and I abselutely loved the braking performance. But I don´t like to sprint with the old Campagnolo record levers. Too difficult to shift gears, when I´m in the drops.


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I hope you will unlabel the brakes... ;)

Thats why I miss Dura Ace and its ergonomics, shifting, precision....!!!

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