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Posted: Dec 28, 2021 at 19:29 Quote
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21847759/

Posted: Dec 28, 2021 at 19:41 Quote
sethius wrote:
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21847759/

Posted: Dec 28, 2021 at 22:48 Quote
Stanton Switch9er Ti


Posted: Jan 1, 2022 at 12:37 Quote
Banshee Spitfire V3

Posted: Jan 15, 2022 at 8:59 Quote
Sorry in advance for the photo train. Got new frame/fork graphics from Stikrd, along with a Litespeed Ti seatpost. Planning to swap to a silver chainring in the future since the current one isn't quite the right shade of blue.

New Stikrd graphics and Litespeed Ti seatpost for the Cachet
New Stikrd graphics and Litespeed Ti seatpost for the Cachet
New Stikrd graphics and Litespeed Ti seatpost for the Cachet
New Stikrd graphics and Litespeed Ti seatpost for the Cachet
New Stikrd graphics and Litespeed Ti seatpost for the Cachet
New Stikrd graphics and Litespeed Ti seatpost for the Cachet

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 12:24 Quote
Had the opportunity to strip a brand new 2021 Transition Patrol, and oh boy it was a process.

I really wanted a raw frame but the limited stock on Transition's webpage made things interesting. After refreshing the page for a few days I was able to snag a medium blue frame. Felt like I won the lottery but had to pay 2300 to play tup


In the meantime I gathered the materials to strip the paint.
-Aircraft paint remover
-Scotch bright pads, red and green
-Wire brushes
-Assortment of sand paper
-Elbow grease, and lots of it

The aircraft remover was scary to work with, the fumes made me feel like I was fighting for my life. I had a decent size fan blowing fresh air into my work zone, and after thinking how the hell I can distance myself from the application process I ended up taping a trawl and a rag onto the end of a ski pole for that extra distance. Worked like a charm.


The paint remover works best if you just glob it on and all over and wait a couple hours then repeat. Took about 3-4 applications in areas that didn't get touched or were thickly covered with paint. Used about 2/3 of the metal bottle, more then I anticipated.


Wiped down, then rinsed in the shower while sanding with 400 grit. Turned out great. The coarse wire brush helped rid those small paint spots on the welds. I went over the bike with 320? to scratch it up and have the messed up RAW look I was intending for, turn out amazing! Thankful for winter break and contracting covid since I was "isolating" in the garage building this bad boy up for hours on end, but that's nothing new:P. Here are lots of pictures of the build, which is what I look for in forum posts, ENJOY!


Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 12:28 Quote
Nice work!! Love the red ano with it too!!

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 13:18 Quote
Looks rawesome. The close up of the paint turning to goo brings back memories. Solid sock sandal game too

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 22:50 Quote
whattheheel wrote:
Nice work!! Love the red ano with it too!!

Thanks!! Totally dig the red, it is exactly what I envisioned. Also on a wait list for a red bomber 58. Can't wait! That ANVL stem is probably my favorite for aesthetics, not a bad price either.

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 22:56 Quote
splayleg wrote:
Looks rawesome. The close up of the paint turning to goo brings back memories. Solid sock sandal game too

It was a cool experience, but man I don't want to ever deal with those fumes again. My girlfriend loves it when I wear that out in public lol

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 23:23 Quote
Silver Cascade link arrived today and it's magnificent!! The bike is fully raw now, can't wait to see how this performs.

Posted: Jan 30, 2022 at 8:05 Quote
All that hard work paid off!
Looks badass.

Posted: Jan 31, 2022 at 7:59 Quote
The most updated pictures of polished bikes I currently own:
Giant Trance: I get to ride this about 50% of the time (she's polished but it doesn't seem obvious from the picture)
Last upgrades I hope Shimano Zee Brakes Fox DPX2 shock Maxxis Minion DHR II Double Down rear tire

Turner DHR: My favorite bike but sadly, I have not been riding her at all (chromed)

Sinister Angus: probably the unicorn of my stable. Also never used. LOL
New tires new pedals new cranks. Travel set at 100 mm. Wheels trued.


 
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