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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:54 pm 
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That dark green one on eBay by any chance?


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:02 am 
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Nope, the one in my sig, decal is peeling :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Oven Pride is the business when removing anodising (and cleaning ovens). Brought the old Middleburn up a treat. With a bit polish too.


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Only waiting for the seatpost. Carnt wait. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:10 am 
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What a great project - I have (I think) the exact same frame which is pencilled in for a similar restoration. It's my town bike at the moment so gets no off-road usage, the components are just the spare ones I happen to have lying around and the paint is just a deliberately unappealing rattle can job.

At some point I hope to get another scrappy town bike to replace it and start a similar project using as much UK componentry as possible and your build is really setting the standard! Lots of Pace, Hope, Middleburn - also hope to get some USE bits on there too - more difficult to source mechs, rims, tyres etc from UK manufacturers of course...

Anyway, what a great project so far - really looking forward to the end result!


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:17 am 
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Thank you for your comments. And yes it would be cool to have a full english bike but no can do. Dont be hunting forever get what ya can get it built and get on it. I am loving this build for many reasons and using this site has helped me alot. But mainly my son is loving it to and wants to build. I could not ask much more in life than to build a bike with my 12yr old son.
Peace out..


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:36 pm 
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Hello Retrowers. I finally got my ride on the tracks last week, and what a dream it is to ride. All comments welcome.. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:37 pm 
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And more and me.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Now for the BIG thank you to you guys, the Retrowers that helped make this possible. The help and advise that I have received from you all has been touching. Makes me wonder why I strayed the path and lost Mountain Biking. Well I do know why, women kid n stuff!! But I am back on it, the bike I stripped more than 10yr ago to respray and just got left in the basement. All the parts were put on a HandsomeDog frame but rarely got used, until this last 2 year. But I think the only parts I have kept is the RS7 crank arms and Hope hubs oh and rear mech and frame ofcourse. Anyway started getting out with my son after buying him a Specialized 24 and he inspired me. So since this build he has been very interested and the 24 is over the seatpost limit. The question came.. Can I build one now Dad.. Yes son, of course you can..

Thank you all. I have enjoyed every minute and look forward to the sons build. PS I have not snapped it yet..:lol: 8) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Black P7
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:02 pm 
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As myself, one of the early thread posters "its just another rotten p7 bin it and move on". I take it all back.

That right there...


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Looks like a f'in weapon!

Well done fella, well done for sticking to your guns. Well done on the spec, the Hope stem and riser bar makes that look new. I had to check there wasnt a brake disc on the back.

Was the headtube 11/8? or how did you get a hope to fit? steerer shim?
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