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BLB Classic (summer flavor)

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BLB Classic / 53.5 / 2010

Nitto RB-018 / Nitto Technomic 60mm

stock / Tange Levin

GranCompe 32h / Deep-V / Schwalbe Durano Brown 700x25c

GranCompe 32h / Deep-V / Schwalbe Durano Brown 700x25c

FSA Gimondi 165mm / Tange sealed

Selle Italia Turbo Suede brown / San Marco seatpost 27.2mm

MKS Sylvan Track

Campagnolo Veloce front / Tektro RX 4.1 lever

48x19 / MKS 8mm chaintugs / homemade paint

This is the summer version of my track bike, our indoor track being open only during winter. During the track season, same bike comes with longer stem, Look clipless pedals, tubular wheels, Nitto drop bar, manlier gearing and while on "winter mode", it is kept indoor.
BLB Classic (this is the first version of the frame, made by Orlowski for BLB before production was relocated to Taiwan) is a tremendously solid and comfortable ride on track and on road, but color scheme is pretty bland out of the box. I resprayed it myself and added Reynolds 531 decals.

People who friended this bike achtundzwanzig, campystamp, the fumingator, monsieur

Very nice job. The paint

Very nice job. The paint looks great and I love that suede saddle.

Thank you! I'm pretty happy

Thank you! I'm pretty happy with the paint. But that saddle stains your trousers like hell. After several months of riding and no sign of it stopping staining my ass an awkward shade of brown, i decided to flip it for a Brooks instead.

The respray looks very good

The respray looks very good - what paint system did you use?

Thanks. I simply used

Thanks. I simply used automotive acryl spray paint (Motip brand). Lug lining and gold lines are made with a gold marking felt tip pen. Three layers of clear lacquer to protect everything. Not the most durable paint, but durable enough for me anyway. And it's a track bike, not an MTB, so it doesn't suffer a lot.
Homemade jobs get you extremely sastisfying results if you take time to do things properly. Even better looking than some pro jobs. But durability may be the issue here. That being said, with paint leftovers, touch up every other year is not a big deal.



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