First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

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First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:46 am

Hi, i am just started my first fixie project, using Nishiki frame, have already removed all parts, and started remove the old praint.... just want to share with u who are interested in. I am still thinking which colour should I choose cox i want to match with the wheelset, chain and the crank arm, want to look nice and cool. HEHE.. Still getting ideas from internet.
Here are some of my first few photos of the project.
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Can leave any suggestions or advices about my project, i will grant to hear them all. cheer
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby backofthebunch » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:40 am

FLURO BROWN
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:42 pm

Popular Penguin Orange.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby 531db » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:11 pm

Light Black.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:48 pm

a mauvier shade of pinky russet.

.. but seriously; It's your bike.
You choose. You've got to live with it.

Then you can only blame yourself and not us :D
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:30 pm

HappyHumber wrote:.. but seriously; It's your bike.
You choose. You've got to live with it.

Then you can only blame yourself and not us :D


but if we're TELLING him to choose himself, if it turns crap he might blame us for telling him to choose himself! :shock:

but in all seriousness, i reckon a rainbow glitter would be sweet :D
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:54 pm

Don't paint it
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby trailgumby » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:01 pm

If you're gonna do pinstripes, make sure you use that new striped spray paint. It saves a huge amount of work on the masking.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby backofthebunch » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:10 pm

trailgumby wrote:If you're gonna do pinstripes, make sure you use that new striped spray paint. It saves a huge amount of work on the masking.

i accidentally purchased a left handed paint brush so the stripes went on back to front.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:13 pm

thx for your suggestion. I am thinking about Black and red. My dream bike will be black in frame, fork saddle and handlebar. red in wheelset, chain and crankset. But I only can a black wheelset on some 2nd hand website, it's hard to find 2 nd red or white cheap wheelset on 2nd hand website.
Also, I am using sandpaper to strip off the paint from the frame, I spent me a lot of time, and not seem to be effective. Hw stupid am I ? Cox i found that there are a faster way of using paint sripper, but want to ask, will it damage the frame base??
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby backofthebunch » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:43 pm

black and red would be nice... Go Bombers!

but it will be too slow, indecisive and poorly coached.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:42 pm

Alex G6000s come in white and you can get them off eBay for a relatively cheap price. I've been riding them for a while and they seem quite alright for the price.
And yeah, use paint stripper, it's way faster than sandpaper...
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:55 am

The down side to painstripper is that it is messy and pretty noxious stuff. It's not something you want to do indoors, or on surfaces likely to stain. Go to a hardware store and read some of the instructions & warnings on the can. However combined with a wire brush or two, paint stripper will make quick work of it.

The other alternative is merely having the frame powder coated. It's tough, durable and most places will do the prep for you. i.e. they'll sand or beadblast the frame to the clean surface they require for their process. I had two frames done recently at Southside Powder Coaters in O'Connor for $70 each.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:55 pm

I hv bought a can of paint stripper yesterday, I did as the instruction said, but it didnt work properly, the paint didnt remove smoothly, even like nothing changed. And on the internet, I found that before there are a that called aircraft paint remover on youtube, it shows that i respond immedately, who knows where can buy this thing in perth?
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:53 pm

sbc_runnerkit wrote:I did as the instruction said, but it didnt work properly, the paint didnt remove smoothly, even like nothing changed.

Did you leave it for like 5 minutes? Until the paint started making crackly sounds and peeling off by itself?
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:36 am

Project update:
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Of cox hv, I waited around 20 -30 mins, but nothing change, i still hv to to strip it hardly. So today I go to supercheap to buy the spray one that can remove rapidly. After i spray on the frame, after 5 mins, the paint came out, but i duno is it becox this paint stripper is not as powerful as aircraft paint stripper, it didnt act like as powerful as aircraft paint stipper showed on youtube that has crakked sound or that big respond, i think there are multi layers of paint on the frame, so that i hv to spray several times on eash parts.
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Finally, it still completed. :mrgreen:
And I also sanded the crank ring and arm( i will colour them), and also remove the old grip off the handlebar( i am thinking to cut to be a bullhorn).
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Tomorrow will be the metal primer spray time. Still finding cheap flip flop wheelset or otherwise i hv to buy new one, but my budget is really tight now. HELP HELP
Anyone can help me.... :cry:
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby nathann » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:06 am

What did you use the Citristrip Paint Stripper Wash for...?
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:03 pm

This thread is really a waste of internet space.
There are hundreds of threads and info available here and on other sites.

It should really stop now I reckon.

ps protect you head tube, down tube and BB threads from the new paint
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby yehuda » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:32 pm

ps protect you head tube, down tube and BB threads from the new paint
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:07 pm

nathann wrote:What did you use the Citristrip Paint Stripper Wash for...?


Yea, I checked today, is my fault, I bought a wrong things.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:12 pm

aaron wrote:This thread is really a waste of internet space.
There are hundreds of threads and info available here and on other sites.

It should really stop now I reckon.

ps protect you head tube, down tube and BB threads from the new paint


I am just sharing wt my situation is, not begging for any special answers or help. Dun want to get angry or any argurement from anyone, If U really dun interest wt i stated, Please dun read this tread, sorry for wastig ur time.

I just want any comment or suggestion from anyone.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:14 pm

yehuda wrote:ps protect you head tube, down tube and BB threads from the new paint

Thx for reminding me. i will.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby yehuda » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:49 am

sbc_runnerkit wrote:
yehuda wrote:ps protect you head tube, down tube and BB threads from the new paint

Thx for reminding me. i will.

It was just the small text from someone else a few posts ago, I just enlarged it for you...
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby sbc_runnerkit » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:59 pm

finished metal primer painting.
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next, will be painting the colour i want. And i hv cut the racing bar to a bullhorn, it's really nice.
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Re: First try on fixie project (Nishiki frame)

Postby aaron » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:11 pm

You painted your cranks and chain ring?
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