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Well, new to me anyway. I've been watching for a large RFX "frame only" and found one online. Polished and with a Pushed AVA! Currently being escorted by UPS but soon to arrive in Maine. I'll post the obligatory pictures. NOW the delemma becomes "to PC or not to PC", I'm thinkin' it would look good dark grey to match my Z150 or maybe white, just because I like white frames. I'm sure this group could (and will) weigh in with suggestions. BTW, something to offset my gay red 5 Spot would be nice.
 

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Nice find. Keep it polished for a year at least. You might like it.

I PC-ed the rear of my RFX red to match the front because other bikes were looking at it as if it swung both ways. That made it feel uncomfortable.

I PM-ed you about the frame as well.
 

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You would actually have the nerve to slap paint over the most beautiful and durable finish a bike can have? Sacrilege! Cover that ball burnished beauty and I will personally come down there with a screw driver and remove the paint!

Congratulations. Now don't try me...
 

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If you want a PC'd one so badly...

...I'll trade you my blue front triangle for your polished one.

Polished is just pure sexy - save the money you'd spend on PC'ing it and get some chi-chi King bits to accentuate your new beauty's overt sexiness.

I think a polished frameset and gold King bits would be uber pimp. Really any common hubset/headset match would look nice. Be sure to get matching Hope QRs and seatpost clamp to boot (limits your color choices).

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Good grief! Stay with polished. I'm working on how to get from PC to Polished when the time comes. If that doesn't go down, then it'll become Grey or White most likely. That's the beauty of PC.

By all means, don't mess with what you have my friend. There are many here that would consider sacrificing certain body parts for a Polished Turner. :eek: Enjoy that bad boy!!!
 

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C'mon - tell me how you REALLY feel about it .....

:p Why did I think the cogniscenti would dismiss my request? Ok, ok, no tools will be required Tscheezy.
 

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:p Why did I think the cogniscenti would dismiss my request? Ok, ok, no tools will be required Tscheezy.
I know that particular RFX frame fairly well and I'd keep it in its present original burnished (polished) condition. Matter of fact that frame is what inspired me to hand strip a brand new 2003 red Foes Fly and get it burnished. I just rebuffed it out again with silver polish and it really is a thing of beauty.
 

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...that frame is what inspired me to hand strip a brand new 2003 red Foes Fly and get it burnished. I just rebuffed it out again with silver polish and it really is a thing of beauty.
Very kuhl. Have you detailed this anywhere to share with the rest of the class? If not, please do tell. How did the process go and where are the darn pictures! ;) This sounds like a winter project just waiting to happen. Muchas gracias!
 

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DDawg said:
I know that particular RFX frame fairly well and I'd keep it in its present original burnished (polished) condition. Matter of fact that frame is what inspired me to hand strip a brand new 2003 red Foes Fly and get it burnished. I just rebuffed it out again with silver polish and it really is a thing of beauty.
he was a punk to sell "that particular RFX frame" - he should have kept it, put on a 6" fork and lighter parts and had a great bike for light freeride and dirt jumping - if he was going to sell a bike, it shoulda been that useless ti ht.... ;-)
 

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he was a punk to sell "that particular RFX frame" - he should have kept it, put on a 6" fork and lighter parts and had a great bike for light freeride and dirt jumping - if he was going to sell a bike, it shoulda been that useless ti ht.... ;-)
Hmmmmm, appears ya know the guy. He told me he was "selling the RFX 'cause he prefers riding his hardtail." Oh well, mebbee I really got a good frame -- haven't really seen it yet. The pic he posted had the frame covered with mud. Yeah, I know "caveat emptor" but when yer addicted ..... :(
I've got a Z150 FR and F219's off my Heckler waiting for the RFX.
 

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Hmmmmm, appears ya know the guy. He told me he was "selling the RFX 'cause he prefers riding his hardtail." Oh well, mebbee I really got a good frame -- haven't really seen it yet. The pic he posted had the frame covered with mud. Yeah, I know "caveat emptor" but when yer addicted ..... :(
I've got a Z150 FR and F219's off my Heckler waiting for the RFX.
yep, I know the guy and I've ridden with him many times, it's a great frame & the Push-ed Fox is awesome (I have one on my RFX too) -
I think you misunderstood, the frame is in great shape, I just think he should have kept it -
keep it polished, it looks great that way...

he's a fool to get rid of that bike - I'll never get rid of mine
 

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Annodize?

mtnbikerx said:
Well, new to me anyway. I've been watching for a large RFX "frame only" and found one online. Polished and with a Pushed AVA! Currently being escorted by UPS but soon to arrive in Maine. I'll post the obligatory pictures. NOW the delemma becomes "to PC or not to PC", I'm thinkin' it would look good dark grey to match my Z150 or maybe white, just because I like white frames. I'm sure this group could (and will) weigh in with suggestions. BTW, something to offset my gay red 5 Spot would be nice.
Congratulations! Good fork choice. I love it on mine and I trailride mostly with a little DH and urban's, the z150 really adapts to the different uses.

I too am considering another finish. It looks like I'm in a long term relationship with this frame and would like to get a more permanent finish. It's PC black now with polished rear. I'm considering polishing the front triangle but from Turner's input on this sight it looks like it may be to expensive and time consuming.

I'm going to look into annodizing. Thant orange Spot looked tempting.

Enjoy that jewel of a frame!!!
 

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Holy Chit !

I stand humbly before youse. I just searched the posts for RFX pix and I was blown away by the pictures of Hubbaman, Paul5s and Bob the Wheelbuilders' RFX rides. Ahhh, all polished and suweeeet. The waiting is killin me.
 

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Very kuhl. Have you detailed this anywhere to share with the rest of the class? If not, please do tell. How did the process go and where are the darn pictures! ;) This sounds like a winter project just waiting to happen. Muchas gracias!
Looking for a winter project eh? Well, I started stripping the paint on the Fly literally the day I received it. It was a total pain in the ass, estimate your time and then multiple by 10 if you do it yourself. You would save a lot of time if the rear triangle is already burnished. It was basically lots of Jasco paint stripper combined with lots of scraping with a plastic scraper and any other thing I could find to get in all the nooks and crannys. Intercede that with paint and Jasco goo everywhere, many, many trips to the water faucet to rinse off the stripper when I could no longer stand it on my skin-you get the picture.
I checked with Foes beforehand to make sure it was Ok. ;)
The easy part was getting it burnished, $65 and a trip to Gardena, CA and two days later wahla! I had it done where Foes does its anodizing and burnishing. I think Turner uses them as well. I forget the name but if pushed I could dig it up.
Anyway, the Fly was a Christmas present and I already had an RFX. I sold the RFX a few months later and bought a 5-spot. The Fly now has a pushed Fox and a Shiver-sweet! Waiting on brakes for the Fly before I can get the first ride on the Push. The RFX is one of a kind and literally a frame that you could keep for a very, very long time and be happy with. (Yeah, that Macrider is our local Turner & Push Rep. Kinda like that unoffical Jack-in-the-box guy or whatever. :) )
Heres the token pic when I had both.
 

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Nice job!

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Looking for a winter project eh? Well, I started stripping the paint on the Fly literally the day I received it. It was a total pain in the ass, estimate your time and then multiple by 10 if you do it yourself.
Man that looks sweet - good work! I'd have to move up to the Northwest to get all of that burnishing prep work done as a winter project! ;) All righty then, new PC it is! I like the old Turner Gray anyway... :D
 

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Congratulations! Good fork choice. I love it on mine and I trailride mostly with a little DH and urban's, the z150 really adapts to the different uses.

I too am considering another finish. It looks like I'm in a long term relationship with this frame and would like to get a more permanent finish. It's PC black now with polished rear. I'm considering polishing the front triangle but from Turner's input on this sight it looks like it may be to expensive and time consuming.

I'm going to look into annodizing. Thant orange Spot looked tempting.

Enjoy that jewel of a frame!!!
See that pic below of the black RFX with the polished rear? The friend I sold it to stripped the black to make it polished front and back-"It's so LA". He previously had an XCE in all burnished.
 

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mtnbikerx said:
I stand humbly before youse. I just searched the posts for RFX pix and I was blown away by the pictures of Hubbaman, Paul5s and Bob the Wheelbuilders' RFX rides. Ahhh, all polished and suweeeet. The waiting is killin me.
Jim, you don't already have enough bikes??? :D

Thanks for letting me test out the Maverick though. Ended up costing me thousands of dollars because now we're selling them, I was so impressed....

I have to see that RFX when she's ready. Let me know if you want a Maverick on that one too.
 

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You lawyers -- so pragmatic

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Jim, you don't already have enough bikes??? :D

Thanks for letting me test out the Maverick though. Ended up costing me thousands of dollars because now we're selling them, I was so impressed....

I have to see that RFX when she's ready. Let me know if you want a Maverick on that one too.
"don't you already have enough bikes?" I'm not sure I understand what you're getting at. ;)

Glad you got a chance to ride the MavSpot. It's hard to explain the quality of that piece w/o a ride test. Probably be taking the RFX to Mt. Ste. Anne if I go up w you guys.
 

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Mont Ste Anne

We are looking at the weekend of September 18th to go up. Also, you'll be able to test the ASX on what it was designed for, a gondola driven mountain. :D

Its current build is with DH tires, tubes, wheels, etc., and she's a stout old girl, but she's fun to ride..........
 

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yep, I know the guy and I've ridden with him many times, it's a great frame & the Push-ed Fox is awesome (I have one on my RFX too) -
I think you misunderstood, the frame is in great shape, I just think he should have kept it -
keep it polished, it looks great that way...

he's a fool to get rid of that bike - I'll never get rid of mine
I believe Mac will let his Turners be sold... when they're pried from his cold, dead hands.
 
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