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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:21 am 
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I quite liked seeing what people were up to in the April/May one. (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=347303)

The faffy bike stuff you wouldn't normally mention.
So what you been up to or plan to do ?



I rebuilt my Green Kona, ('97 Explosif)
I say rebuild, as in put it back together and started riding it. Road it found the bolt holding the cable guide was not there, forgot again for the next ride, added the bolt and to be honest the gears are not much better at the back.
Time for a cable cleanup and change the ageing STX/XT hybrid rear mech to something less wobbly. But I'll need to reclaim the Ti bolts and keep it for spares for future STX modding.
Also replaced the seized RaceFace Ti signature ISIS bottom bracket, due a bearing change, and fitted an FSA Platinum Quad Pro whatsits, which then needed a few front mech tweaks mid ride as it has a fixed chainline and the RaceFace didn't.
The weight increase is terrible though :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:47 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
I finished this
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and started and finished this. But I like that one way more than this one. Don't know why i don't like this one. Left me cold really. Views?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:59 pm 
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I bought this 1992 Raleigh Peak for the single reason it was cheap. I don't even like it :facepalm: I had a couple of short rides but it is a bit, well, meh.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:31 pm 
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Bought Haro Extreme frame for new project, but shelved it until I can do a proper job on it.

Looked at the Ferraroli frame set then put it back again, see above. Slowly collecting parts for the final build.

Still adding bits to the Rudge bi-plane Hot Rod, should get some pics up really!

Spending time sifting through ebay stuff to find something early full sus that floats my boat,for another build.

Rode my Sunn 200 yards, my back hurt, put back in the garage.

Sorting my final 4 bike line up for Icon-o-Classic, cleaning, greasing and polishing then bagging up.

Building a mint '91 Carrera, for the hell of it... looks good so far, changing my mind on the build as I go. the only bike I have in the house at the moment, although the missus is away for a few days, so playtime.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:44 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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Views look good to me THM! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:59 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I have been faffing since about 1989, sometimes paid often not.

So far its a nasty mean looking Carrera with all the spares I could find plus some crap from the tip.

And I have the British Eagle with its Welsh built uber weird 531 Club Select tubing to clean and make into something vaguely MTB shaped


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:37 pm 
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I have been sorting my sbike 503 from last months topic on faffing! It can be seen in mtb chat(sbike resurection)! Also a raleigh technium heat that is also in mtb chat(raleigh technium common place or now rare)! Next months build is a merlin malt2 frame from 2007!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:44 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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truing wheels..........

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:06 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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gt pantera, or not......too many bikes and change my mind with this every minute or so
faffed with the s&g, new 4 finger levers
fixed a slow puncture on the ogre
stripped some shark bite pedals for a paint, servicing and new bearings
bike filled box en-route from dawn saaath ;) thats gonna get some rebuild love
built up the xxxxxl dale with dx bits, forgot how nice this was to ride
i could add loads more as the month goes on but need to sell some stuff........which will probobly make room for more stuff i dont need :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:44 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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longun wrote:
gt pantera, or not......too many bikes and change my mind with this every minute or so
faffed with the s&g, new 4 finger levers
fixed a slow puncture on the ogre
stripped some shark bite pedals for a paint, servicing and new bearings
bike filled box en-route from dawn saaath ;) thats gonna get some rebuild love
built up the xxxxxl dale with dx bits, forgot how nice this was to ride
i could add loads more as the month goes on but need to sell some stuff........which will probobly make room for more stuff i dont need :)


You have space for more stuff? We can help with that! :lol:


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