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Orange Ms Isle project....(Rebuilt September 2013)

*AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
edited September 2013 in Your mountain bikes
Just purchased myself a new project 4X bike.....

I love the way my patriot DH/FR bike rides and always fancied a Ms Isle so it was a no brainer really.

Here it is when it was delivered Saturday morning....

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Twins...
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The frame was in good shape, but I decided the colour was not what i was after, I also hated the rim brake bosses that the later frames do not have, so I set to work with the hacksaw.....

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The offending bosses....

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After that I spend some time with the file tidying up the bosses....

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by this time, my fingers were numb... so I gave up and returned today, file in hand to finish the job....

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Added a layer of guide coat to ensure id still got a square edge on the frame, then repeated the process on the other seat stay..

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Finished and ready to go to the powder coaters for a fresh look, once ive decided on colour.....

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  • sheepsteethsheepsteeth Posts: 17,418 Webster
    is that a hole in the left seat stay?
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    Not in the tubing no, it was a hole in the left over metal from the canti bosses.
  • sheepsteethsheepsteeth Posts: 17,418 Webster
    cool and the gang, what colours are you tempted by?
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    Yellow I think, Like Steve Peats old 4X/Play bike, Yellow with black/silver bits.....

    But then theres white, or red. lol
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    You've done a good job on those v-brake bosses. I was a little worried by that hole! But if it's not structural then that's alright, you seem to know what you're doing.

    I've always wanted a ms isle, since i had a patriot, i just love the look of the monocoque downtube! Sadly, I have no real use for one, as i don't dirt jump or race 4x. Oh well.
    Also, I think they look great in white! If you send it to orange, they'll do a new paint job and replace all the stickers to official orange ones for you.
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  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    Yeah they will but that's 150 plus postage etc... They can supply sticker sets too though with headtube badge etc, so I think i'l get a local powder coater to do it and then order some official graphics once it's done.

    I can assure you that the hole is just a hole on the weld/metal where the boss was, you can see the untouched tubing underneath on an earlier pic. And obviously there's no hole on the finished pic. I didn't really know what I was doing but they were bloody ugly and I had patience! Lol.....
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Oh yeah sorry, the welds seem to stick out a bit more than some of your photos suggest, i thought you had cut into the tubing slightly and filled it or something. Good job anyway!
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    Yeah the pics don't really show it, but even i stopped breathing when it first appeared..... Was about ready to bin it before i realised the tubing was underneath and untouched.
  • Be a nice companion for the Patriot. I always liked the MsIsle's. Look forward to seeing the rest of the build :)
  • CraigXXLCraigXXL Posts: 1,852
    Any ideas of what colours you have in mind?
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    I've narrowed it down to yellow, orange or White.

    Yellow being most favoured as Steve Peat used to race a yellow one with black & silver parts!

    Though orange would match the patriot.
  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    I'd go for Yellow, with all black bits.

    I much prefer that to Full sus Oranges.
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  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    The patriot really does come into it's own on the dh trails I've ridden recently! I love the geometry of the frame.

    I always will keep a hardtail though, it seems to keep my riding tuned! If I always rode the patriot I'd get away with far too much! So I like to keep my riding smooth by using a hardtail!
  • DR1V3RDR1V3R Posts: 79
    White looks good :D

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  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    As does Yellow....

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    I think we have a winner....
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Nahhh, not a fan of yellow, myself.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • white for me!!
    although good mate of mine through valeting trade who does wheel repairs has a Cracking Pinky Mauve colour that could look the nuts!!
    Timmo.
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  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    Ive decided its deffo going yellow.

    Not a faded gay yellow like the one above, but more of a vivid yellow.. JCB yellow even.
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    This is in at the powder coaters now, and should be picking it up Wednesday!
    New mech hanger also been delivered from orange, and will be ordering a sticker set in the next couple of days.
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    Picked the frame up today, to say im chuffed is an understatement. It looks fantastic!

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    New dropout/hanger
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    also got some new cranks for this build, set of Hollowtech 2 XT's..... soon to be modified with single ring/chain device.

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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    Cool, very yellow indeed. Looking forward to how this turns out.

    Nicely matching headset? Both colour, and build.

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  • yeah, now that Is nice! looks almost Candy orange coloured,
    Gonna build up sweet i think!!!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
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  • Looks cracking, job well done :)
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Not a fan of the colour really, but it looks like a good job, looking forward to seeing this built up though :)
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • shx8000shx8000 Posts: 222
    Interesting build. I do like Orange bikes, and kind of wished I'd bought a Blood last year.
    I'd have had it in Green though.
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    ilovedirt wrote:
    Not a fan of the colour really, but it looks like a good job, looking forward to seeing this built up though :)

    I'm looking forward to it too! Gonna take a little while though, hit a stumbling block already..... Whilst the powder coaters have masked off the bottom bracket they've only masked 99% of the threads, the first thread or so has a bit of powder in it and the BB won't bite. The rest of the threads are clear though.

    Gonna take it in to my LBS and get them to face the BB, and chase the thread, hopefully that'll sort it!
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    New decals and metal headtube badge from Orange.....

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  • sheepsteethsheepsteeth Posts: 17,418 Webster
    looks mega
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Looks good with the decals :)

    Your LBS should be able to sort the issue with the threads no problem.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • *AJ**AJ* Posts: 1,080
    ilovedirt wrote:
    Looks good with the decals :)

    Your LBS should be able to sort the issue with the threads no problem.

    Yeah went into Freewheel and spoke to the mechanic, they're pretty sure they can sort it and it's going in tomorrow, so fingers crossed!
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