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RRBBO13 Naked Trekie

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Chad T, May 1, 2018.

  1. Chad T

    Chad T

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    Bare carbon is still the plan but not sure if it will happen before the deadline. Will def post up the progress no matter when it happens. Might have to put this on a bit of a slow simmer for now.

    Wanted to try and enjoy this bike for the rest of the summer (my first road bike since my 1979 Schwinn Traveler III I got for my 12th birthday.)
     
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  2. OddJob

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    I really dig that last pic leaning up against the tree. Looks like the bike just came back from a hard ride, and needed to lean against something strong!

    Your vision will exceed your present situation. Ride it and enjoy it for now, and pick it up once the feeling returns to your hands and arms from all that polishing! :21:
     
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  3. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Looks awesome at this point! I can only imagine what it'll look like about six months from now after a little winter cabin fever sets in.

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    Enjoy the ride!
     
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  4. Chad T

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    Thank you for the kind words fellas.

    Did some playing around with this today and yesterday.

    Stripped and polished the seat post clamp.

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    Peeled the stickers off the wheels and decided the black cranks were looking plain so removed them and stripped them. This is after some easy off and light sanding on the drive side.

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    Rained most of the day today.

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    Did make it out for a quick trip around the block.

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  5. kingfish254

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    Cranks look great!
    Smart choice on removing the wheel stickers too. They look so good on that bike. I should have charged you more!!!!! :D
     
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  6. OddJob

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    Looks fast.
     
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  7. Chad T

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    Did a little playing around with the carbo-lift. Wanted to strip the fork. Seems like the paint was a lot thicker on the fork but I'd still only call this stuff "carbo-softener-upper" doesn't really lift the paint but makes it somewhat easier to scrape.

    Didn't go crazy on the sanding yet because I found a photo op I wanted to explore so just made it presentable.

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    Fork has alloy at the crown and drops but the transition was rough so used a bit of jen-yoo-wine 3M Carbon fiber vinyl wrap to cover the line.
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  8. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    That is cool. Can't wait to see the frame done that way eventually.
     
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