JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby morando6784 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:04 pm

I cut the boots off anyways, shock don't come with them anymore anyways, plus looks cooler. Should check the wheel paint at auto store, think they have gunmetal, should see if it's color you like, it's pretty tough paint
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:29 pm

thats part of the reason I did that.......been seeing them in the bike mags like that.....right now I am browsing colors , a dark grey I think will look good....plus its a color I have never had on a bike...... 2 have been red, 3 or 4 black bikes,one bike was canary yellow, had a blue cannondale...... not wild about green, wifes bike is purple.....also had a bike that was white...only like orange on the general lee,.....like the look of a dark grey
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:57 pm

got the brake arms put on the fork.......also painted the brake arms that came from the v2100 I had......wasnt able to find genmetal grey even in wheel paint so I got some smoke grey....its the same color thats on the brake arms.... think it will look good with some black letters on it
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:46 pm

got the color sprayed on today.....
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:56 pm

after letting it sit most of the day I was able to throw some parts on....picked up a used bearing and lower race from my LBS for almost nothing, so I will run with it for now and upgrade when I have more to work with
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:44 am

just need a rear derailleur and a few other things
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby Tomcat65 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:31 pm

Looks pretty good. The crankset, stem and fork crown all shine, gives it a certain look..
It definitely has a more Rugged Machine look now :D
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:11 am

it does look much better.........trying to decide if I should leave it as is or add some kind of decals........not gonna put the specialized and rockhopper stickers back on.... I like stealth on what brand of bike it is
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:10 pm

found some black letter stickers at the dollar store today....... so far all I have is " got dirt? "on the top tube
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Re: JYD' s $5 specialized rockhopper build

Postby junkyarddog » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:49 pm

here is what I ended up with.... might get some clearcoat and spay it over the letters so they stay on there
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