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dafern
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Got one

I'm in, finally! Picked up this beauty in Davis. The frame is 21" and in great condition. Setup as a cruising single speed right now. Not sure what to do with it. I already have an original Santa Cruz Chameleon, rigid all around and a full suspension Blur.

I am curious about the anodizing job. It appears to be of a darker, matte, colored gold with a surface texture as opposed to a very light and shinny looking smooth gold finish. I can only assume different painting houses. Totally stoked.

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You think somebody painted parts of this? Especially since it has a texture to it and all the badges (head/ Enlightened)
are removed. I will add that I believe the 2001 frame is desirable because it is the only year with modern type brake mounts on the seat stay in the rear.

Jeff

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Possibly. I found another frame online with the same powder coat paint job sold as a 2001 factory limited model. Maybe the chain stay will give a better story. It seems like in the end, the anodized version would have a lower weight compared to the powder coating, but other than that, the frames are identical.

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Updated project photo

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Looks nice. You gonna put on decals? Or run it as is?

Jeff

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If I could get more decals I would. I tired getting the n'litened badge but it's impossible to find so I purchased the 2000 model seat tube badge. Got the headbadge today and still looking for the tube decals.

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I got some vinyl ones made in the UK with black script, and also got some at Velocals. The Velocals are on foil type material and they look the best but they aren't cheap. You can order the down tube Schwinn script whatever color script you want. I applied them to my daughter's 2001 blue frame. You can view both on the "Homegrowns wanted" forum on this site under "down tube decals". I put the vinyl ones on first and then removed them and put the foil ones on from Velocals.

Jeff

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Awesome thanks for the pro tips. I too came across the velo website and was just hesitant to pull the trigger. Now if only I can find the epicenter sticker and n'litened badge.

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I'm on the hunt for an epicenter sticker too. I have seen them in Schwinn BMX bike sticker sets, but don't want to buy the entire set just for the 1 sticker. The enlightened badges are hard to find too, but I've seen them on a popular auction site once in a while. Good luck in your search.

Jeff

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U is for Upgrade

dafern
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can't add more photos. error in upload

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Can you give me some description of the error you receive? I can't duplicate the issue right now so without specific info it's tough to fix.

dafern
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Gold brakes

dafern
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Went the vinyl sticker route. Not sure if I like it. Looking for alternatives.

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Looks like the proper older style font, but doesn't appear to have a black outline. Here's a side by side comparison of an original epicenter decal and a Velocal that I didn't use. The epicenter decal for a 2000-2001 isn't on the seat stays, it's a single decal at the junction of the seat stays and seat tube.

Jeff

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Here's the proper Epicenter decal for your frame.

Jeff

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I think its going to be hard to find the Epicenter sticker and N'litened badge. I look upon your sticker in envy.

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You can find epicenter sticker in sets of BMX stickers I have seen on a popular auction site. But I don't want to buy the whole sticker set to get one.

Jeff

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I'll keep my eyes peeled

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Nice ride. 2001 Limited is At the top of my wishlist along side the '99 Factory Team.

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'99 Homegrown Pro
'99 Homegrown 4-Banger All Mountain

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Just ordered the last bits for the build. It's an NOS frame I got last year. I'm going with 650b wheels.

Jeff

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I saw that bike on the local Craigslist and almost popped for it, but my wife would have killed me. That looks to be a very typical anodizing, not powder coated. As for the decals, there was an N-Lightened badge on ebay awhile back. I'm sure they pop up from time to time, just have to keep your eyes peeled for one.

Nice Score.