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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:21 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Oh bugger, shit, pants, bollocks, arse! (bangs head against wall)

Collected the FAT frame from powder coaters tonight on way home from work. Not bad, usual bits of dust and slightly orange peel effect. No problem it's a rider not a garage queen. Got out the 1500 grade wet and dry and gave it a good flat and polish and it's come up really really nice, almost too nice. Stands back with cold beer to admire it's refreshed cosmetics when it hit me. With all the hectic rushing around this week I'd forgotten that I had still to drill out the rivet and remove the plastic cable guide from below the BB before sending it off. Feck! No sign of it! I don't think mr powdercoat will have saved it or been too careful removing it either. Where the hell will I find another one of those buggers?
Has anyone got any spares kicking about? It's a triple one with slightly wider middle slot for the rear U brake.

Hope someone can help as my head hurts from banging it against this wall.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:30 pm 
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Surely you can modify a modern one...bout a quid from your LBS
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:08 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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jonrock wrote:
Surely you can modify a modern one...bout a quid from your LBS
J


Absolutely, would this type not do:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Thor ... t-8628.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:59 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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i got one like that for you Si

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:37 am 
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i've got new, never used guides like above too. no biggie ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:01 pm 
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he needs a triple one it says :!:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:15 pm 
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It's the triple that's the killer. I feel for you on this one - the one I have is the last original part on my frame, and I've pondered what I'll do when it goes.

Best I can come up with is:

1. find an old parts catalogue (e.g. 88 89 XT), get the part number and search on that: someone somewhere will have one.

2. Have a simple one made [in CNC?]. Can spot you some pics of a plastic one if that helps.

3. Use a different method - wee brazed on tubes? A more robust solution but timeconsuming when you've just painted.

good luck


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:24 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I will check amongst the guff


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:28 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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will this do? plenty of options:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:33 pm 
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its a piece of plastic that bolts onto the BB shell.. on the grand scheme of things it'll be a pretty easy fix


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