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Threevok



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: GT up to Scratch Reply with quote

Scratchy finally finished (or is it ????)



Excuse the mirror Laughing

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darryllod



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever since I joined this forum I've seen the evolution of this bike and got say its looking awesome! And still in perfect condition. How long have you had it now?
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Threevok



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it's come a long way since this




I bought the frame off fleebay, nearly two years ago (and the forks from a different seller)

It's a 2005 model, I beleive

There were a few scratches on it (even more now - thanks to me) and a minor dent in the top tube.

I originally intended to powder coat it - but the colour and patina have grown on me so much - I just left it and matched everything else

I lied when I said it's finished too - I put a white bottle cage on it this morning Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I originally intended to powder coat it - but the colour and patina have grown on me so much - I just left it and matched everything else


Glad you did, I don't think it would have ended up looking as nice as it does.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I originally intended to powder coat it - but the colour and patina have grown on me so much - I just left it and matched everything else


Glad you did, I don't think it would have ended up looking as nice as it does.


+1 theres something great about keeping the frame original and upgradimg a lot of the other parts which makes it look better. Proves that you dont need to spend a fortunes on bigger wheels and newer technology to still love what we all love doing when you can keep the main piece and improve it to your personal liking.at least thats what I keep telling myself as I keep looking at the El guapo in nottingham on fleabay while im on holiday in sherwood pines Laughing
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Threevok



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys

I have to admit though - I was trawling round ebay the other day and found a brand new GT Avalance 4.0 frame for sale in Canada. It was a lovely colour orange and I was quite tempted and had to kick myself before I pressed the Buy it Now button.

I'll never get the Kinesis finished at this rate



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, proper bike. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great dude, love the blue colour on this GT, I wish I could keep a bike as long as you, I've got a different steed every other month lol suppose when you find something you like you gotta stick with it, wish I'd of kept my brown 456 which I sold to a forum member ! Never had a bike as good since Crying or Very sad
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Threevok



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Appalache real wrote:
Looking great dude, love the blue colour on this GT, I wish I could keep a bike as long as you, I've got a different steed every other month lol suppose when you find something you like you gotta stick with it, wish I'd of kept my brown 456 which I sold to a forum member ! Never had a bike as good since Crying or Very sad


It does backfire a bit though - as I still seem to spend too much money and time on this - that I should be spending on the Virtue build.

I'm only £900 and half-way into it, at the moment - and with Xmas coming up, and four kids who want EVERYTHING, I can't see me finishing it till next summer Crying or Very sad

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