Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby .isaac. » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:57 pm

One last post finishing our little hijack of your post...
@yehu- What do you mean by spacers? Are they washers that go in between the cog and the hub?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:30 am

EvilGenius wrote:Yes, I do have to agree that he may have several of the best fixies on this site.


Nah, bro. I've only got the one. I am bike sitting another at the moment though.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby .isaac. » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:08 am

Oh, Haha. The one with the silver handlebars to the left looks sweet.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby yehuwdiy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:51 am

@EvilGenius...sorry, pm or start a new topic, no more hijacking :P

@Surfin...so how is the whip going? Have you ridden it much? Have you named it? Have you found a new passion? :mrgreen:
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby munga » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:46 am

yehuwdiy wrote:@EvilGenius...sorry, pm or start a new topic, no more hijacking :P


chill out braaa

let the mods mod ok.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby yehuwdiy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:53 am

I am chilled, thus the :P at the end of the sentence instead of a :evil:

Can't be down on a dude for wanting to become part of the single-speed fraternity!
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:15 pm

munga wrote:
yehuwdiy wrote:@EvilGenius...sorry, pm or start a new topic, no more hijacking :P


chill out braaa

let the mods mod ok.

WOT???
And end the time honoured BNA tradition of thread drift?
Not on my watch pal! :wink:
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:39 pm

EvilGenius wrote:Oh, Haha. The one with the silver handlebars to the left looks sweet.


Oh yeah, I forgot that one is in the photo. That's not mine, I am bike sitting for a mate that has gone O.S. for a few months and had no where to store his bike. Only the green fixie and black flat bar roadie are mine.

yehuwdiy wrote: @Surfin...so how is the whip going? Have you ridden it much? Have you named it? Have you found a new passion? :mrgreen:


Yeah it's good man. I had been riding the black fixie I just referred to while I was building mine and have found that mine is a bit different to ride. My gear inches are a bit higher (75.6 vs. 67.2 I think) and I bought shorter cranks so as not to smack the ground a lot and I find that mine is a bit harder to skid, but it's got a lot more go in it. A bit harder on the hills too. I just put the front brake and bar tape on last night so I went for a ride with a mate. It's nice to have it 100% finished now. I will put photos up soon.

No name yet, I have too many things (i.e. surfboards, snowboards, bikes guitars and cars) to name them all. I am feeling a bit bad for my roadie though, it's getting a bit neglected. If it's another nice day tomorrow I'll get out for a good ride down to Port Phillip Bay on the fixie though I think.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby aaron » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:34 pm

munga wrote:but listen: surfin' addiction had one of the best fixies of all time alright?

Which one?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby munga » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:08 pm

aaron, kanye west moment:

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby aaron » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:14 pm

Damn you got me gooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby elStado » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:52 pm

surfin' addiction wrote:Image


Looking very nice, especially for a Kmart bike! Great work.

And big props to damhooligan too, he did a mint job with that frame, looks flawless. You should come to Perth so you can do my project frame.

I do wonder though, does anyone bother with surface protectors with these bikes? I know it's a fixie and so chain slap or cable rub isn't really an issue, but it couldn't hurt to get some clear protective coverings on areas that will get knocked around a bit.

As I am planning to keep my project bike an original 10-speed and then convert it at a later date, do you think it's worth buying a pack of protective patches for the bike if I am going to get the frame powdercoated?

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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:03 pm

Long time since I have been on here..

I didn't worry about frame protection or anything. Scratches, nick, and rubs add character in my opinion. This bike has it's fair share of scratches now and the cranks are far from flawlessly white now. But it's meant to be ridden so I don't mind.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby elStado » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:22 pm

All good you have the pictures to prove it was once nice and neat. Did you end up taping the bars?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:12 pm

elStado wrote:All good you have the pictures to prove it was once nice and neat. Did you end up taping the bars?


Yeah, I taped the bars in white carbon look tape and fitted a front brake too. Gee, I thought I'd put pictures up since then. Maybe I better put up some more.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby .isaac. » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:55 am

Should'.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby nathann » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:51 pm

surfin' addiction wrote:Image


Gee I wish my cranks still looked that white ):
Also... how much did those tires set you back?
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:01 am

nathann wrote:
surfin' addiction wrote:Image


Gee I wish my cranks still looked that white ):
Also... how much did those tires set you back?


Cost me $120 for the pair from memory I think Nathan. They had just come in in that colour at my LBS.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby idw » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:31 am

surfin' addiction wrote:Nah, bro. I've only got the one. I am bike sitting another at the moment though.


you know your a cyclist when you bike sit instead of house sitting.
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Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Postby surfin' addiction » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:43 am

idw wrote:
surfin' addiction wrote:Nah, bro. I've only got the one. I am bike sitting another at the moment though.


you know your a cyclist when you bike sit instead of house sitting.


Ha ha, I quite like that quote. I actually had all his furniture and stuff too, but I was riding his bike for a bit while he was gone. Was good to try someone else's gear out.
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