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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:33 pm 
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Cheers Steve I'll be up when it's cleaned


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:21 pm 
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Small update:
After going through everything on it the only thing wrong is a little play in bb and a puncture in front wheel.
It has a mixture of shimano running gear with a dia compe canti brake system. Looks like the dia compe brake blocks are original also.
It did clean up ok but has quite a lot of rub marks in the lacquer which really spoils it so I gave it a good soak in silicone spray to make it gleam so the mountie(Steve) can sort some pics out for the thread later on.
To remove the silicone it will get a few kettles of near boiling water then I can t. Cut and wax for the final finish


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:59 pm 
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£30 and ready to ride bar a bit of elbow grease 8) Great condition too.
M550 drivetrain was underated IMO. The rims were made by Sun but it looks as if the logo has faded from the circle to the left of 'Levanter'. Brilliant - enjoy it :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:40 pm 
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That's ace.

The DX thumbies are worth the price paid on their own.

It's interesting, DB must have been early adopters of top routed front mech cables as they had to use a top pull DX front mech on their LX builds cos there wasn't one in the LX groupset.

My Response is an almost identical spec, but with X-1 brakes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:18 am 
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wheel decals are still good and have not faded...just my pooh iphone4 camera :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:06 am 
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One 'needs' that front tyre. I have a lonely rear. (steady!)


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Thought you only wanted cake!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:26 am 
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and cake. yes, cake is good


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Expensive bikes bitd. Nice pickups. 8)


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