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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:06 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:01 pm
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Location: Bristol, UK
i tried riding it last night and all the gear changes are way out, might just need adjusting so ill have a read up later on how to do this and give it a try, already ordered new tyres and a saddle


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:15 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Bristle
there are great guides on parktool.com


i've just seen you're local, so if you want a few pointers, gimme a shout. You can clean it first though ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:47 am 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks for the offer. just been talking to a colleague in work who like to do up bikes and he has recommended me a place in Nailsea where he had a frame redone for £30 so i am now thinking complete strip down and respray then new retro parts back on !

Gonna start looking for Specialized parts online and maybe Bristol Bike Workshop


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Bristle
ABC enamelling do decent paintjobs


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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thats the place. also just spoken to BBW and they say they have buckets of old Specialized bits up there so im going up on Saturday.

Any idea of the year of my bike, i'd like to try and replace the stickers like for like


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:53 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpec ... &Type=bike


my friend has one of these also.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:05 am 
Dirt Disciple

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i have just looked at the spec and this 96-97 bike is almost the same as mine but my rear mech is SR Suntour not STX so maybe i have a replacement or earlier model.

gives me a list as a basis but i hope to to go all deore on this restore


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:38 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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i dont think that paint will look too bad once cleaned up. It's a nice colour too.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:58 am 
Dirt Disciple

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its chipped to pieces all over really badly right back to the alu


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Anyone have any ideas where i might find all the stickers, especially the Hardrock ones ?


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