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Old March 4th, 2013, 8:24 PM   #1
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Default Finished my build today! My '89 Wicked Restoration

Hey guys.

Just got my frameset back today and I am really happy with the color of it. I think the decals contrast really well with the green. I was never too keen on any of the factory colors and I thought this light green seemed to fit well with the year of the bike.

It was a pain trying to get the decals lined up but I think it came out pretty well. The left side could be a bit straighter but I know I'm just being stupid about it. Tomorrow I hope to have time to run to my folks house since every bicycle tool imaginable is over there.

Hope you guys like it.








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Old March 4th, 2013, 9:26 PM   #2
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Oh, and does anyone have any tips on how to attach the plastic cable guide that goes in the bottom bracket shell? I was thinking about drilling it out off my other bike and riveting it onto this frame.

I don't know what size rivet to use and if someone has any other ideas, that'd be awesome if you could let me know.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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I haven't looked at a Wicked up close, but I'm pretty sure that they (and most other bikes with this cable routing) had a pre-drilled and threaded hole in the bb shell just to hold the plastic cable guide. Never seen a riveted one before, but I guess that doesn't mean they don't exist. Take a closer look at the one on your other bike first and make sure it isn't attached with a small screw before you tamper with your freshly painted Fat. My bet is that it will unscrew and fit nicely on your wicked with a 5mm phillips head screw.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 12:16 AM   #4
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mine has a rivet. but I would consider running a tap in the hole and replace with a screw if the plastic is sturdy enough with a screw that wide. I am sure others have experience here....
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Old March 6th, 2013, 2:52 PM   #5
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I believe we did rivet them at the Somerville factory. You could use an aluminum rivet but I would recommend stainless steel
Nice color on the frame!!
I did a Yo in metallic light green like that. Looked awesome in the sun
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Old March 7th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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