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    Raw Aluminum Crux

    I dig the raw look and a new bike isn't in the budget for this year, so I decided to get rid of the OEM paint.

    I'm now building it back up. I need to paint the fork still, that being carbon, I will most likely keep it a solid color. Leaning towards black but may go for electric blue. Any ideas?



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    How'd you get in my basement!!!???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    How'd you get in my basement!!!???
    He probably snuck past you while you were frettin' about that damned bat.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Blue fork for me. watch out for the bats!
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    It's full of factual errors. :nono:

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    What process did you use for stripping the frame?

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    Rustoleum Aircraft Remover. Use a cheap paint brush and brush it on. Let the stuff do its job and it flakes the paint right off. I did NOT use it on the carbon fork, only the alloy frame.

    There's lots of different brands most labeled "aircraft remover." You can get it from any auto repair shop or home improvement shop. Costs ~ $10 or so.

    Lots of videos about how to use.

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    Nice job, looks cool!
    I work for some bike racers
    I've got some bikes, some guns,
    and a bunch of skateboards

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    Thanks. It's different and somewhat unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eplanajr View Post
    I dig the raw look and a new bike isn't in the budget for this year, so I decided to get rid of the OEM paint.

    I'm now building it back up. I need to paint the fork still, that being carbon, I will most likely keep it a solid color. Leaning towards black but may go for electric blue. Any ideas?
    Are you leaving the Al bare? Bare Al will oxidize so you need some sort of clear coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Are you leaving the Al bare? Bare Al will oxidize so you need some sort of clear coat.
    or anodize. There used to be a woman who anodized frames back in the late 90's early 00's but I can't recall her name or her reviews.

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    Found it and it was titanium...
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    I don't really mind. I may anodize it.

    I will see after cx season.

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    Orange fork, if you want to go faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Orange fork, if you want to go faster.
    I have thought about doing a two-tone fork as well. Neon Orange (inside of fork) and Neon Blue (on the outside)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eplanajr View Post
    I have thought about doing a two-tone fork as well. Neon Orange (inside of fork) and Neon Blue (on the outside)...
    I like it!

    I'd go with a darker blue, and tint the orange ever so slightly toward its red side but keep it light, and wrap the orange ever so slightly around the leading edge of the fork.

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    Put it back together today with a quick and dirty black paint job on the fork. I will paint it something fun in time for cross season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eplanajr View Post
    Put it back together today with a quick and dirty black paint job on the fork. I will paint it something fun in time for cross season.

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    Paint a big faux crack on the fork. Your competition will give you some distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eplanajr View Post
    Put it back together today with a quick and dirty black paint job on the fork. I will paint it something fun in time for cross season.
    Noice!


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