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Insight in the production of the Ridley Fenix Classic - Day 2

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03/04/2013

On the calendar of many cycling lovers this is a very special week. Last Sunday we had the ‘Ronde van Vlaanderen’, next Sunday it’s Paris-Roubaix, two of the most demanding one-day-races in cycling. To celebrate this highlight of the classic season, we will give you insight in the production of the Ridley Fenix Classic, the frame used by Lotto-Belisol for these races.

You can win a Lotto-Belisol shirt autographed by the entire team which rode 'Flanders' and will ride Paris-Roubaix. That means Jürgen Roelandts, Lars Bak, Marcel Sieberg and the others. All you have to do, is tell us on Friday how many steps are necessary to convert a 'nude' frame into a frame wearing the 'Classic' design found on the Lotto-Belisol Fenix, and answer a subsidiary question. To help you, we will post about the different stages in the painting process in the following days. Good luck!

Stage 3:

On the base layer, stickers with the frame design are applied. Before the following colour can be sprayed - in case of the Fenix Classic this is the red of the 'C's - all parts that will not be sprayed in this colour, will be masked using tape and brown paper. Depending on the model (shape of the frame and frame size) this can take from 20 minutes (the Orion model) up to more than an hour (Dean of Noah Fast).

Stage 4:

The masked frame is sprayed. We hereby focus on the parts which are uncovered so we don't waste paint. After each colour is applied, the paint has to dry for at least an hour. The exact drying time depends on the air temperature and humidity.

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