Orange, house of white

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buzz1
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Orange, house of white

Postby buzz1 » Wed May 02, 2012 13:14 pm

I've posted this before, but it's since had a make over: powder coated, custom decals and a few new parts
and as it stands it weighs in at 22lb which I'm happy with really.
Anyway sorry about all the pics, but I think she looks rather nice now but that's only my opinion. :D
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Frame: Orange C-16r (1994)
Forks: Exotic carbon 44"/1"steerer
Bars: FSA carbon pro 660mm 1" rise
Stem: FSA OS 150 90mm
Headset: FSA orbit 1"
Grips: Crank brothers foam lock-on
Bar Ends: Crontrol-tech stubby

Front Brake Lever assy: Elixir 5
Front Caliper: Elixir 5
Front disc: G2 160mm/Mowa bolts
Rear Brake Lever assy: Elixir 5
Rear Caliper: Elixir 5
Rear Disc: G2 160mm/Mowa bolts
Hoses: Avid


Shifters: X7 2011
Cables: Avid
Front Mech: N/A
Rear Mech: X7 2011/red jockey wheels
Chain Device: Superstar XCR

Seat: Charge spoon limited edition
Seat Post: FSA SL-240 CSI SBS carbon
Seat Post Clamp: Superstar

Cranks: Bontrager earl/NC-17 crankbolts
Chainring(s): Truvativ 34t/Mowa chainring bolts
Chain: Sram PC950
Cassette: Sram PG970
Pedals: Wellgo 142 CNC - sealed bearing
Bottom Bracket: FSA platinum ISIS

Front Wheel: WTB speeddisc
Rim:
Spokes:
Hub: Deore/superstar QRs
Tube:
Tire: WTB graffiti 2.2

Back Wheel: WTB speeddisc
Rim:
Spokes:
Hub: Deore/superstar QRs
Tube:
Tire: WTB graffiti 2.2

Weight: 22lb

Other info: Anodised bolts from pro-bolt/ decals from dnfive
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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby emseens » Wed May 02, 2012 13:31 pm

Nice unique bike, love the details.

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby Hellafoolsbe » Wed May 02, 2012 19:23 pm

House Of White? what does that mean?
What is a Signature>?

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby buzz1 » Wed May 02, 2012 20:06 pm

Hellafoolsbe wrote:House Of White? what does that mean?

It's my name!
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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby Hellafoolsbe » Wed May 02, 2012 20:24 pm

ah i see, as there is a fantastic thread on this very section titled 'House Of Kolor Orange' (you should check it out if you haven't already, were speaking organic urethane paint systems, its MENTAL) & i thought this was going be similar, thats why i wondered about the 'House Of White', I'm real curious thats all, no problem hopefully
like the baby blue decals! if you don't mind me asking, how much roughly does it cost to powder coat a frame like yours?

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby buzz1 » Wed May 02, 2012 20:30 pm

sorry if I sounded off, I have seen the thread you mentioned, in answer to your question, a local firm done it for £25 but I stripped the old paint off myself with nitro-mores (took me about 2 weeks, never again) I was quoted £60 for sand blast and powder coat, but I thought I'd save a few quid by stripping it myself :(

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby Hellafoolsbe » Wed May 02, 2012 20:37 pm

ah mate, nitro mors is CRAP!!!!! the old stinky stuff is awesome, but discontinued due to lowering VOC's now,they had to take out the main component Dichloromethane. neat Ribena would strip paint quicker now! if your ever going to strip any paint in the future on frames or any metals, woods etc. use StarChem paint stripper. its the Full Fat milk of paint removal!
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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby bennett_346 » Wed May 02, 2012 20:53 pm

Love the tyres

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby buzz1 » Wed May 02, 2012 21:00 pm

Thanks for the tip, wish I'd known earlier, never mind it has turned out really well and the decals I designed myself (apart from the main Orange ones) so it makes it really unique. Was wondering if I should give it coat of lacquer, any thoughts?


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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby bennett_346 » Wed May 02, 2012 21:07 pm

buzz1 wrote:
bennett_346 wrote:Love the tyres

mainly use this on roads, they roll forever :D

I love big volume slick ish tyres, i want some Schwalbe Super Moto on my commuter just for the fact they look awesome.

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby Hellafoolsbe » Wed May 02, 2012 21:09 pm

for me a paint finsih isn't finished until it is clear coated, bit I've never cleared a powder coated frame (I've never had one and they don't actually need a clearcoat) the paints i use have to have a clear on top of them, and its what really makes the difference. i sprayed that house of kolor orange frame on here, and you can what difference the clear makes. one tip, don't rattle can the clearcoat, for the best finish it needs to be Gunned.
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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby buzz1 » Wed May 02, 2012 21:10 pm

They remind me of a big BMX tyre :D I've been looking at the Schwalbes myself for when mine wear out as they've been discontinued now. :(

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby buzz1 » Fri May 04, 2012 14:03 pm

Hellafoolsbe wrote:for me a paint finsih isn't finished until it is clear coated, bit I've never cleared a powder coated frame (I've never had one and they don't actually need a clearcoat) the paints i use have to have a clear on top of them, and its what really makes the difference. i sprayed that house of kolor orange frame on here, and you can what difference the clear makes. one tip, don't rattle can the clearcoat, for the best finish it needs to be Gunned.


Just thinking it would protect the decals more than anything, the powder coating is a good tough finish, may heli-tape over them instead :)

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby dogsdanglies » Sat May 05, 2012 14:11 pm

i think you should just ride it and stop worrying, unless you're gonna hang it on the wall :P :) :oops: :o :shock: :evil: :? 8) :| :roll: :mrgreen: :wink: :) :D :oops:

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby buzz1 » Thu May 10, 2012 09:31 am

dogsdanglies wrote:i think you should just ride it and stop worrying, unless you're gonna hang it on the wall :P :) :oops: :o :shock: :evil: :? 8) :| :roll: :mrgreen: :wink: :) :D :oops:

with all this rain I might as well hang it on the wall :cry:

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby mrmonkfinger » Thu May 10, 2012 12:36 pm

I like this :)

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby Time.to.ride » Wed Jun 20, 2012 20:32 pm

What are the tyres like i was thinking of having schwabe semi slicks on my orange p7 and i love those forks i got them too !!! :D :D :D :D

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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby andy46 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 23:29 pm

I like this a lot, nice to see something a bit different.

I wouldn't bother with a clear coat, powder coat doesn't need it. Cool bike 8)
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Re: Orange, house of white

Postby bennett_346 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 23:38 pm

andy46 wrote:I like this a lot, nice to see something a bit different.

I wouldn't bother with a clear coat, powder coat doesn't need it. Cool bike 8)

It does if you want to be able to clean it. Raw powder coat holds dirt like a ****er.


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