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Old 01-23-2010, 07:48 PM   #13276
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Wouldn't these things look cool decked out like some WW2 tank? Or in digital camo? Or mountain camo?
"Disruptive Overwhite" like the USMC uses for winter...



but scaled down about 1:6 so it better fits on the tubes.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:52 PM   #13277
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In the AZ subforum of mtbr.com, it's nice that there are several vendors that appear to do a great job with powdercoating frames. I'll keep them in mind if I decide to redo mine.
I got an old frame powder coated by a local bike maker's paint shop. they did a great job. first I took the *completely* stripped frame to a local sandblaster, then dropped it off at the powder coaters the same day. didnt realize it til I got the bike back, the powdercoater was Santa Cruz Bicycles paint shop, hahahahaha. They anodize too, but my frame was steel, not aluminum.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:12 PM   #13278
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I think these guys mentioned that the shops will chem strip them. No idea how well that works though.

I'm not real picky about colors - doesn't really matter to me and doesn't impact my speed...can't get much slower anyways.

The weather was looking nice today and since my wife was at an appt, I slipped out for a short 6.5 mile with a one mile dirt trail portion that also included a little hike-a-bike. There was about 2 miles of climbing over the foothills here. It's a nice little ride which is perfect when I have a short window of opportunity.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #13279
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"Disruptive Overwhite" like the USMC uses for winter...



but scaled down about 1:6 so it better fits on the tubes.

CoooOOOoool...

But here in Seattle, I think I should shoot for more of a rain camo motif.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:26 PM   #13280
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Random, but... That's how life is...

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:32 AM   #13281
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"Disruptive Overwhite" like the USMC uses for winter...

ROTC guys use my local MTB/ski trails for training stuff and wear something similar. Don't even see them until you're right on top of them. Always freaks me the hell out.

I'm too lazy to dig it up, but over in the MTBreview "Fat Bike" forum, there's a dude who painted his Pugs up like a WWII era german tank. Sweet wooden fenders on such on it too. My favorite, the subtle redo of the classic Surly "FFF" on the chainstays to read "Fatties Fuck Fine".
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:57 AM   #13282
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ROTC guys use my local MTB/ski trails for training stuff and wear something similar. Don't even see them until you're right on top of them. Always freaks me the hell out.

I'm too lazy to dig it up, but over in the MTBreview "Fat Bike" forum, there's a dude who painted his Pugs up like a WWII era german tank. Sweet wooden fenders on such on it too. My favorite, the subtle redo of the classic Surly "FFF" on the chainstays to read "Fatties Fuck Fine".
Awesome. I'll go see if I can find it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:36 PM   #13283
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The Kingdom in Winter

I spent today skiing at Kingdom Trails. I've mentioned KT here a time or 10 as a great mountain biking spot. Easily my favorite in New England, and maybe my favorite anywhere.

In winter they groom some of the wider trails for xc skiing, and my novice opinion is that it's a pretty great spot for that, as well.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:36 PM   #13284
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Awesome. I'll go see if I can find it.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...19&postcount=4

I'm not lazy now.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:42 PM   #13285
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I spent today skiing at Kingdom Trails.

Skiing back in the Huron "Mountains" today...



Damn near 40 degrees and raining. A fat backcountry ski piled high with wet heavy snow weighs a metric shit ton.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:11 PM   #13286
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #13287
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I thought this was a bicycle forum??

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:42 AM   #13288
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I thought this was a bicycle forum??


I coulda sworn it had something to do with motorcycles, but stay away from those- them things is dangerous!
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:53 AM   #13289
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Pretty freakin' cool!
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:08 AM   #13290
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Skiing back in the Huron "Mountains" today...



Damn near 40 degrees and raining. A fat backcountry ski piled high with wet heavy snow weighs a metric shit ton.
that is not a fat backcountry ski!

Slogging a splitboard across a slush covered lake is worse either way
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