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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Might help if I put the pics up :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 12:09 am 
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here's my build thread.....it was fun...but i only rode it to the shops. now it lives in the shed!! :cry:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:06 pm 
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davemev wrote:
Oh no it's a team control 26 x 2.0 actually.
Its yours if you want for postage. I might be able to post it tuesday but if not its gonna be next tuesday/wednesday because i'm off to Amsterdam Tuesday afternoon.


Really kind of you but I have some tyres here.

Thanks for all the interest and advice. As I said I will post progress but life being what it is it's likely to be slow!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:02 am 
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I've got a seat clamp QR, but it has surface rust...if you want it (postage only) for a rat bike look it will fit right in!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Regarding the fork that the bike was found with; could that be from a 'Very Dark Blue' Rockhopper of the same vintage? The colour looks pretty similar.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:00 pm 
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I have some spesh skinwalls.pair of.
Condition is not too bad but theres a bit of the skin threads wearing through, due i think to the bike being sat on flat tyres for many years in a dampish shed/cellar :?
They cleaned up well and i think if you patch behind that section they'd be no problem to use.
I havent been in my tyre cupboard for a bit and cant remember exactly if theyre rockhopper or hardrock.

Now i think on it they might be hardrock :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:04 pm 
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OK, I said progress would be slow, but I've finally started the build. Plan is for a go anywhere / do everything bike, going for drop bars with new Sunrace 9 speed bar end shifters, Tektro v-brake specific levers. I've got all the bits I think apart from front mech (anyone got anything?) and possibly pedals. I''ll probably need a new stem at some point, too (probably a bit long and low for my build, and the bike's intended use), might even opt for some new forks as the ones fitted are cheap, heavy aftermarket jobs.

Loving the stance. Looks meaner in the flesh.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Well I don't think any of us were expecting that....!


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Really like this - it's a bit different. Nice Brooks saddle too. Looking forward to developements :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:56 am 
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You will probably need a far shorter stem to get the reach right, perhaps a 90mm with 35 degree rise.


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