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    Maximum Gluteus
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    Post Repeat When Necessary: Frame Number 3

    Having completed two frames sets that have yet to fall apart and kill me...


    I Am The King Of The Rattle-can Paint Job | The Wrecking Crew


    Eight Tubes, Part Last: it?s Love! | The Wrecking Crew

    ...it is time to get serious about things.

    I pulled the trigger last night on a "nice" set of tubes and lugs for Number 3.

    * Columbus SL tubes and fork legs

    * Cinelli Supercorsa cast lugs (actually, very very nice knockoffs but...hey...)

    * Everest investment cast bottom bracket, with cast-in cable guides

    * Columbus Short Horizontal dropouts

    * Cinelli brakebridge, bosses, cable stops, etc.

    The fork will be straight-leg, 1 inch steerer, 7 degree offset.

    I can't wait for it to show up so can get started...

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    We inched our way up the mountain, kilometer markers passing like kidney stones.

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    knockoff lugs, how can you live with yourself?!?!

    Looking fwd to blog updates! Regarding the rattlecan paint job, which looks good BTW! What paint didja use? I've done 1 bike with flat black rustoleum over their metal primer. I let it bake in my shed for a while before building it up.

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    Cool!

    Love the painting video that you linked.
    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."

    (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle. Scientific American, January 18, 1896

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    I am a rattle can man myself.

    Nice blog.

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    That would be Rustoleum. The keys to success are (1) taking your time, (2) color sanding, and (3) clearcoat, and (4) sand and buff. I gave the paint at least a week to dry between steps. Basically, when it stopped smelling strongly like paint I could be decently sure that the propellant/solvent had baked out of it.
    Yet another cycling blog...updated whenever.
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    We inched our way up the mountain, kilometer markers passing like kidney stones.

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    That is a NICE job on your fixie....
    Yet another cycling blog...updated whenever.
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    We inched our way up the mountain, kilometer markers passing like kidney stones.

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    Thanks!

    The real key to master the spray can paint job is just how much paint you put on at a time. If you don't get enough on, it looks and feels like fine sandpaper, too much and it runs.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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