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 Post subject: Seek and ye shall find.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:15 pm 
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It’s not every day you get hold of some incredibly rare bike parts that no longer exists.
And I’m not ashamed to say there was a fair amount of begging involved in acquiring these parts.
Last year I bought one of my unicorns, a Raleigh torus titanium bike. But it was the fork that had me most excited. I was always fascinated by the x lite Rex trimnell fork, it just looked so amazing and futuristic, and still does today. Anyway the torus I bought had the trimnell fork, but soon after getting the bike and riding a few times, I found one of the stems had some breaks in the metal.
And seeing as I’m carrying a few extra pounds now, I thought it best to stop using the bike.
So after thinking and trying to sell the bike without success. It just stayed in my shed.
So I thought I would put it out there that I was looking for a pair of the incredibly rare trimnell stems.
And my patience paid off.
I now have in my hands the stems I so desperately needed.
And to top it all off is the incredibly rare straight bar.
So the moral of this story, never give up on finding that illusive part you need to get your cherished bike rideable again.
Thanks for reading.
Jeff.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Top stuff. 8)

Bet you're chuffed to bits. (That means 'a bit happy' for our American viewers).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:23 pm 
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cherrybomb wrote:
Top stuff. 8)

Bet you're chuffed to bits. (That means 'a bit happy' for our American viewers).


I think buying a lottery ticket might be a good idea now, you never know.
Very happy indeed.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:45 pm 
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Is that a crack?

<runs, hides>


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:54 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Is that a crack?

<runs, hides>



hahaha


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:57 pm 
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Nice one dude


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:54 pm 
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Great result. I considered buying the bike when it was for sale as I love the Trimnell forks, but the crack put me off. Glad to hear it's all coming together.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:15 pm 
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Cracking find :) , what happened to the legs?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:44 pm 
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mkone wrote:
Cracking find :) , what happened to the legs?

they are on the bike with the rest of the fork.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:46 pm 
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I have a bit of a problem.
the grub screws which bolt the stems to the legs. 4 are seized and the grub screw heads are rounding off.
any ideas on getting the grub screws out once the heads are rounded off ?


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