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    Nicely done!

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    Where was the paint done?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnoftheDread View Post
    Where was the paint done?


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    I got this done at Nova Powder Coat in Chantilly (http://www.novapowdercoat.com/) The price ($120) was a bit cheaper than others that I investigated and it looks like they did a great job (nicely taped off the BB threads and HT interior surface and put plugs in fender mounts, etc.).

    It does sound like the guy running the shop there might be going back to a different job full-time so the powder coating hours are not necessarily those on the website anymore.

    Of course spending $120 to paint an at-best $50 frame is probably not unquestionably sound judgement. But it does look awesome! My son wants a District Taco color scheme and has named the new bike "Kona queso". Osiris says he will hook us up with some decals :-)

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    Fork has been stuck in NY customs for awhile, so it's a good opportunity to start on the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    Fork has been stuck in NY customs for awhile, so it's a good opportunity to start on the wheels.

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    Is the Crest the gen 2 or 3? The new real wide 3s are my dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    Is the Crest the gen 2 or 3? The new real wide 3s are my dream.
    I think the 24" is only available in the non-MK3 version. I confirmed these are 21m internal width.
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    Wheels built, tires seated.


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    And finished! It is definitely a little large for my almost-6-year old, although you can't tell him that. He is loving riding it. The build ended up at 17lbs 12oz, so actually lighter than his 20" -- and this one has a larger gear range. Need to figure out the total, though expect it is around what I would have paid for the next bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post


    And finished! It is definitely a little large for my almost-6-year old, although you can't tell him that. He is loving riding it. The build ended up at 17lbs 12oz, so actually lighter than his 20" -- and this one has a larger gear range. Need to figure out the total, though expect it is around what I would have paid for the next bike.
    That's one good looking bike. Definitely way cooler than the Huffy that my parents bought me in 1984. What a fortunate kid, to not only get a sweet bike, but also get to take part in building it.

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