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Old June 11th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Buck Shaver in team-violet?

Hi to all FC - I am Michael and after a long search I found my 1st dreamie-fat - a nice little buck shaver in a nice color - frame is unbuilt and was used by the previous owner and original buyer as a wall-hanger in the living-room for the last years

Its ser' is 007B4M

My question is for the color - is THIS really team-violet or team-lavernder?

When I see all the other Fats in violet - I can see different shades of the color and yes, I know the blog with the different shades - but for me this is much too light?
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Old June 12th, 2011, 8:59 AM   #2
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Correct color is a tough question since it is a custom blend. It looks close though. Great looking bike, ride it.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 9:23 AM   #3
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Default looks great!

But not exact...who cares really?

It looks great and I would be proud to own or ride!

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Old June 12th, 2011, 9:31 AM   #4
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Looks legit to me, especially in the picture of the wishbone. As you stated, lots of variety in team violet.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 9:16 PM   #5
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wouldn't worry much about it. Color was a custom option one, build it up soon!
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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:05 AM   #6
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Thx to all - have to state, that I
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Old June 13th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #7
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I really like the color too. It is certainly an option if I ever repaint my '91.

That said, it might be hard to match it exactly, and it would also look really cool to have a contrasting stem and fork that matched each other.....like in pink/fuschia or white or yellow--tasty!
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Old June 14th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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I really like the color too. It is certainly an option if I ever repaint my '91.

That said, it might be hard to match it exactly, and it would also look really cool to have a contrasting stem and fork that matched each other.....like in pink/fuschia or white or yellow--tasty!
Exactly THATS me newest idea - thx!
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Old June 20th, 2011, 8:40 AM   #9
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Cool---that is going to look awesome!
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Old August 17th, 2011, 1:49 PM   #10
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Hi,

did a few works on the buck - white industries BB with Ti-spindle - cook bros racing RSR in purple with Middleburn hardcoat rings (granny purple and still waiting for my purple cbr outer ring) - purple TEC cantis at the rear - purple Hope TiGlide hubs on 217s sunset rims - tange switchblade fork with black legs, black grove innovations stem and purple hyperlite with black ultimate levers, xc pro thumbies - purple king headset, syncros post black, black leather turbo saddle







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Micha, this looks very promising. Looking forward to the further progress of the project

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Old August 17th, 2011, 3:33 PM   #12
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ZOWIE...wow!

Can I have it?

it looks stunning...

wish i could find parts like that here...

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Old August 17th, 2011, 4:37 PM   #13
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ZOWIE...wow!

Can I have it?

it looks stunning...

wish i could find parts like that here...

Jim


Thx - the lavender is an ace paibtjob

Haha - most parts I have are imported from Your country
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Old January 11th, 2012, 1:01 PM   #14
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Again a smal progress:



A few changes: NOS Middleburn RS1 in purple with Black/Purple/Black kooka chainrings and XC Pro preGG pedals - Moby purple - Avid TriAlign and TriDangles purple with AvidUltimateSD with black Levers and purple Bodies and Clamps - purple Grafton shifter clamps with M900 pods - White Industries Ti BB with black anod bearing-cups and purple anod axle-collars

Fork blades and grove hothead LVE will be painted in matchin frame-color







Cheers, Michael
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Old January 11th, 2012, 5:52 PM   #15
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Great frame and very nice selection of parts. One concern is that collection of spacers in the headset, that height may leave the wedge pushing against threads. A safety no-no, a higher rise stem can get you in the right spot. Beats getting hurt.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 2:59 AM   #16
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Hi chief miguel

You wont think seriously, that the shown state is the final, wont You? - an there are no spacers seen - its only stick together to get a preview

Like I wrote, the fork-blades and the grove hothead will be painted in matchin team-lavender. Off course it wont stay in this way, when finished to ride.

I have another steerer - made of Ti with the correct length - there wont be spacers or a higher stem - hothead will stack directly on the upper king cup-race
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Old January 12th, 2012, 1:51 PM   #17
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Mea Culpa, I saw the pics on my phone (itty bitty) couldnt make it out. Bottom line, cool bike lots of nice parts there. Best of luck with it.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 6:23 PM   #18
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Looks beautiful Michael!
After looking at the welds, I may have welded your entire frame. I actually did quite a few Bucks, even though I tended to let the others weld the main triangles most of the time. I could weld a Buck main triangle (BB, HT, and ST joints) in 17 minutes. I did most of the finish work on all of the frames (bridge tubes, pizootie tab, seat collar tabs, brake mounts and dropouts) that were built in Somerville from '87 until the closing in '94.
I had several highly skilled welders that were always good to work with. We strived to make our work look the same as much as possible.
I had the good fortune to make it to Freinsheim this past March to visit a large pump factorythat was starting to build boiler pumps for the company I was working fo at the time. Very nice country.
I see that you have some machine tools in your workshop. Do you have a welder?
Best of luck with the Buck
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Old January 13th, 2012, 5:34 AM   #19
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@miguel - absolute no problem. Should not have sound like an offend - sometimes my bad english lets me look like a dick, sorry as it was so

Hi Scott,

wow - thats absolute generous and fantastic, when You meet the person that did Your bike

Nice to hear that and I love these nice weldings. Personally I learned toolmaker and engineering, but worked (in my short worklife - am disability-pensioner since 99 ) more with the milling and lathing-tools. Unfortunately I never learned welding - brazing yes, but welding only a few private attemlts on my (ex) old Commodore a/GS coupe

I have a small universal mill and a lathe in my cave - no welder - doing small parts (repos and prototypes for my own needs) and repairs

I know that the Yo is more beloved and of better tubes than the Buck, but me loves the different details of the Buck more than the Yo - thats why (and why I got the luck to get a grove X) I will sell my Yo again, which I got freshly

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......I will sell my Yo again, which I got freshly.....
Micha, what a Yo? Have I missed something about? You know where you find me, if you want offer me your yo. I'm always interested in a Fat Chance

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Micha, what a Yo? Have I missed something about? You know where you find me, if you want offer me your yo. I'm always interested in a Fat Chance

Greetings from Frankfurt

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Micha, no worries, I have a thick skin. We're cool.
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that is one hot looking Fat! So you're not having the fork legs and the stem painted in a contrasting colour?
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that is one hot looking Fat! So you're not having the fork legs and the stem painted in a contrasting colour?
that would in fact not a bad idea Micha. Think about it ...
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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #25
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the legs and the hothead is still lyin here, but that was in my mind, too.

But I wont get on an other contrasting color than purple and with the purple ano parts that wouldnt be a god idea

What other color would look nice with lavender and purple and black - there is orange in the decals, too - but I am absolutely not sure

think colormatchin would be the best
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why not go with a darker shade or violet, similar to the color of your 3DV crankset?
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I still vote this and there is plenty of precedent in Fat colorways for doing the contrast.



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I really like the color too. It is certainly an option if I ever repaint my '91.

That said, it might be hard to match it exactly, and it would also look really cool to have a contrasting stem and fork that matched each other.....like in pink/fuschia or white or yellow--tasty!
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Old January 29th, 2012, 3:46 PM   #28
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Very cool bike! I've got a '93 Buck in Team Violet.

Fair warning, it's a tough color to match. From the factory there was a very slight overspray of red pearl paint over the lavender base. Mine's got a Vicious Cycles fork, they did a good job matching the lavender, but missed the red pearl oversheen.

And interesting, yours has the full complement of Buck decals, mine's got Team Fat Chance decals on the downtube. The only Buck decal it has is on the steerer tube.

Great work so far, that's going to be a fancy bike when you're done!

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