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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:09 am 
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Whilst stripping down my 1989 Rockhopper I game to a grinding halt whilst trying to get the forks/stem off and the cranks .. A quick trip to my local bike shop (Big Foot in Hayes Kent) showed the issue to be that basically my stem was a rusted mess and the aheadset missing a couple of bearings, and that the bottom bracket was not a lot better,basically f*cked ..

So, when trying to rebuild this thing after the spray job what should I use to try and keep the retro feel .. and does anyone have anything that may do the job ??

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Hilts

Also trying to get hold of some Decals for it, anyone able to offer any assistance ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:14 am 
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for headsets and bottom brackets , you should use something new . especially if you are going to use the bike .

a shimano bottom bracket last for ages with no maintenance . headset might be harder to find ,


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:27 am 
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Thought that might be wisest .. ta .


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Please, for the sake of your sanity, use one of these. Granted they're not retro but the madness ( and expense! ) I had to go to remove an " old skool " BB from me beloved Bonty was deeply unpleasant.
For decals try here. They do all the decals for Argos' restoration jobs and having used them several times I can highly recommend them.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:17 pm 
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Cheers Scum, I will head the advice and only go retro with the easy stuff !


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:18 pm 
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Ooh yes, for an old-skool feel and new-school quality for headsets ( I'm assuming you're after 1" threaded ) try this.


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