DODSUN is it worth it?

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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:01 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Why did you strip the paint? The was nothing wrong with it.

Tange 900 is a reasonable tube set. Forged tips. It looks like a solid frame. Not top end bit certainly not rubbish. I would if left the paint and dressed it in the parts that I wanted.

I have been looking for a frame to be stripped for almost 4 weeks now. This is just the victim, and besides, I am not so happy on the paint colour. You are spot on, the painting is still 90-95% good!
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:01 pm

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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:49 pm

Ooh this is looking interesting, i'm keen to see how it turns out :D .
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:15 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Ooh this is looking interesting, i'm keen to see how it turns out :D .

Shall I scrap the dropout idea?
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby bychosis » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:30 pm

Not sure about the dropouts, looks like they need to go further up the forks, or gone.
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:03 pm

bychosis wrote:Not sure about the dropouts, looks like they need to go further up the forks, or gone.


+1, i'd go further up, like this

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What colour are you thinking for the panels/headtube, blue?
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:25 pm

ldrcycles wrote:What colour are you thinking for the panels/headtube, blue?

Yes, blue. Dropout idea will be gone as it looks overdone imo.
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:10 pm

I hope the orange is more orange than in the piccies. The photos make it look like that horrible coral colour from the 80's that's made a come back in the clothing stores of late.
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby Dan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:47 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:I hope the orange is more orange than in the piccies. The photos make it look like that horrible coral colour from the 80's that's made a come back in the clothing stores of late.


Haha yeah, that colour that everyone's Nan seemed to paint her lounge room...
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:32 am

singlespeedscott wrote:I hope the orange is more orange than in the piccies. The photos make it look like that horrible coral colour from the 80's that's made a come back in the clothing stores of late.

Hard to describe how orange it is. My children liked the colour just to give you an idea. :grin:

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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:34 pm

Looks like fork paint is final now. Frame is probably another 4 weeks

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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Final touch on the fork. Colour is Volcanic Orange.

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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:13 pm

Lookin good :D .
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:17 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Lookin good :D .

Thanks. Frame will need more time. I am thinking of putting some bands to separate the blue and orange.
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Needs more coral.
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:37 pm

Dan wrote:Needs more coral.
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:51 pm

Preview, lol
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:34 pm

You make me feel better about the number of projects I have on the back burner, rheicel.
On the other hand, you make me feel bad for the amount of progress you're making on them. ;)
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:18 pm

HappyHumber wrote:You make me feel better about the number of projects I have on the back burner, rheicel.
On the other hand, you make me feel bad for the amount of progress you're making on them. ;)

:lol: , I have been painting this frame for 3 months now. I am a crap painter which make it a bit longer to finish. We are getting there and I think we if we focus on quality, we will save a bit of money too as one built can probably be stretched to a year or 2, lol!
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:58 pm

Those colours look great together, much better than the grey :) .
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:31 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Those colours look great together, much better than the grey :) .

Thanks. Need one more run on the orange then its assembly time. :D

Will run it with XLR8 wheelset and Shimano RX100's or 6400's or 7400's (depending on the mood!)
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:32 pm

almost 90% completed now.

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Planning to use blue cable and blue bar tape.
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby ironhanglider » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:50 pm

I like the brown tape.

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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:59 pm

ironhanglider wrote:I like the brown tape.

Cheers,

Cameron

Thanks Cameron. I'll leave the brown tape as it is already there :lol:
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Re: DODSUN is it worth it?

Postby rheicel » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:10 pm

Still a lot to do....

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Over tightening broke the plastic on the Right DT. Hope it will not affect its function.

1. I will be removing the brake levers and replace them with RX100 levers.
2. Run Brake and shifter cable.
3. Install FD (RX100)
4. Install Chain
5. Install MTB style SPD pedal.

Not sure why I am missing...
-stem spacer
-brake/caliper cable adjuster

Will it look better with fenders?
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