Custom Diamondback "JOKER" ~~DONE, FINISHED, CONCLUDED!~~

LukeTheJoker

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Well I made a decision while working on Kata today, the Joker build is very cool and deserves it's place in the build-off rather than being shoved aside for the new build, so the Joker is my BO#09 entry and Kata Tjuta XXL has been moved to the Scratch builds section:

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...xl-crazy-minivelo-mtb-episode-1-design.84272/

As the Joker build is pretty much done at this point, I am happy to let this thread drop back in the pack until the last weeks of the build-off when it will re-appear with the paint, graphics and name change updates that are in line for it!

Look out! :showingbiceps:

Luke.
 
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Hello Luke
Have you got your frame back from the powders ?


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LukeTheJoker

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Ok where's this bike everyone is talk'in about?:grin:
All talk n no bike if ya ask me...:21:
Bumping up from page 3!

If a picture speaks 1,000 words, here is 2,000 words for you:





Frame is back from powder!

I have never had a frame powder coated before, and never used these particular powder coaters before, so did not really have any idea what sort of quality job I was expecting for my $60, it seems very cheap!

Very good job, extremely impressed, and pretty sure they will be getting far more of my frames in the future!

I was worried it would be too thick to see the Diamondback insignia I worked so hard to fit to the seat brace, but it looks good:



Now as for my decision to go high gloss Pearl White, probably wont do that again, even here in winter with the sun so low in the sky it is hard to look at without dazzling yourself, hate to think what it will be like in summer!

Luke.