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Old 03-24-2017, 05:02 PM
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Radian Cycles road frame

Hi all,
I haven't posted here much yet, but have been "across the hall" for some time now. I thought some of you might enjoy this.

This is a road frame that I built 5 years ago and was my regular ride. It's going to live out the rest of its days in a local brew pub. It just had a rattle can paint job. I didn't want to drop a bunch of money on new paint for a frame that was just going to be hung up so, I got the old pain sand blasted off, rubbed the frame down with some Gibbs, and applied some DT logos. That way you can see a bit of the metal work and I didn't have to spring for a new paint job. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. Comments and critiques are welcomed. Thanks for looking!















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Old 03-24-2017, 07:17 PM
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I like the extended seat tube and window cut outs.

A+

I'd you just pin the dropouts or lugs as well?
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:55 PM
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This is nice, I like the Pi headtube badge and seat stay attachment.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:50 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys!

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...I'd you just pin the dropouts or lugs as well?
As for pins, I use them at the BB shell also but not at the other lugs. They keep the tubes from creeping ever so slightly into the lugged BB shell.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:20 AM
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This is really cool. I too dig the seatpost clamp setup and the cutouts.

Did you just fill the Ritchey logo so it would disappear when painted? What is Gibbs?
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:13 PM
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This is really cool. I too dig the seatpost clamp setup and the cutouts.

Did you just fill the Ritchey logo so it would disappear when painted? What is Gibbs?
Thanks! Yep I just filled the Ritchey logo to hide it under the paint. Gibbs is this lubricant/metal protectant that I recently found out about. It's supposed to work miracles! Seriously though, I've been using it on the bike below to keep rust at bay while I test it out sans paint. The frame hasn't significantly rusted anymore than when it came out of the flux soak but I have re-applied the Gibbs a few times. Seems to work reasonably well. Hopefully the frame above will maintain its current rust free look for a while with the Gibbs.

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Old 03-25-2017, 04:17 PM
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Oh, nice. I know your bike from the gravel grinder thread. I'm for it!
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