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Nice Lugs!

Do you have a wall big enough so you could frame that, hang it up, and just look at it? That is a work of art! Verrrry Nice!
 

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That is beyond beautiful. Wow, those colors are breathtaking. I would have never picked that on my own... but now that I've seen them. That's not Hot Chocolate, that's Sexual Chocolate!

At least I know what color my next bike should be now. Forget about British Racing Green!
 

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Pearls and now chocolate.

Miss M is one lucky lady. That bike looks positively yummy and I'll bet the ride is creamy smooth too.

She'll love it.
 

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Well since you are going to be off the bike for a while.....

Arby said:
...I wish I was Mrs.MB1. In a very un-gay way.

Beautious paint job on that bike!

Arby.
A couple of rolls of brown and cream electricians tape, an exacto knife and a lot of spare time and the Pista could be looking pretty sporty too.

Get well soon.

BTW how the heck are you going to get around town while you heal????
 

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BTW how the heck are you going to get around town while you heal????
I plan on taking a week off. When I do go back to work, I'll have to get a ride from coworkers, fiance's, or rely on public transportation.

Just got off the phone with the Surgeon actually; I've been rescheduled for a week later! Looks like I'll have one more week on the bike afterall! (ow)

Arby
 

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I don't know if her old used Brooks will match all that well....

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My question is, do you try to find a Brooks that will match? Or do you punt and go with the black saddle and tape?
...but she is not about to use any other saddle.
 

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fastfullback said:
My question is, do you try to find a Brooks that will match? Or do you punt and go with the black saddle and tape?
i've heard of people sanding down the brooks saddle and refinishing it with a custom die... don't know where i heard that or how, but i'm sure a leather expert could work something for you.
 

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Is this a replacement for one of her bikes or an addition to the stable?

I like the color, you don't see it on a bunch of bikes.
 

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Very nice MB. Miss M will love it. Any idea what components Miss M will get with it? Shimano / Campagnolo? Wheels? Accessories?
Cheers, Wayne
 

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bigrider said:
Is this a replacement for one of her bikes or an addition to the stable?

I like the color, you don't see it on a bunch of bikes.
It is the Rivendell she has had for 40,000+ miles repainted. It was way past time to restore the beauty.
 

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Good as new and even prettier. I like it MB. Now, put a big pink and gold bow on it and you'll be set :).
 

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Cost?

If you don't mind me asking, approximately how much does a paint job like that cost? ...or even a basic repainting? It will obviously vary by location and condition of the bike, but generally speaking...?
 

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If you don't mind me asking, approximately how much does a paint job like that cost? ...or even a basic repainting? It will obviously vary by location and condition of the bike, but generally speaking...?
You can get a bike frame repainted by the Color Factory for less than $150. This was a whole lot more expensive than that even at wholesale that I paid (I work part time in a shop just for that reason).
 

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Stunning

That is really good looking! Are you putting any new components on or reinstalling the originals? Where did you have it repainted? The color choice is amazing, wow.
 
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