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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: In the Ghetto Walthamstow
So got this all put together yesterday and can happily say its rides great (Far better than I was expecting) and overall build cost was quite low :wink: ..

I know there are people that will frown about turning old bikes into Fixed gears but I was looking for one for this winter anyway and as I found myself in the possesion of the frame thanks to my neighbourgh it worked out perfect for me..

I was very lucky in that the BB shell was 68mm standard thread and that I had a new Shimano UN?? BB from a few years ago in the loft that was 107mm axle lengh and gave me a perfect 42mm chainline with the hub/Chainset combo :lol:.. I saved a packet doing my own wheel build again these came out perfect and was very happy with them, I have about 4 Brookes saddle so again no cost had to go into this area..

Next up will be a proper retro rebuild, im just doing a Motorcycle restore for someone at the moment then the next cycle project will take pride of place...


Frame as it was handed to me :shock:
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Ready for winter miles

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:00 pm 
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That's very nice, nothing chopped off, so retains it's pedigree. No eyes for guards so if it is a wet winter, you're wet.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Im lucky as im not made of suger so getting wet isnt a problem :lol: ..


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Nice paint. What colour is that and is powder coat or respray.

I'm thinking of John Deere green for my old Claud.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:13 pm 
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Its powdercoated and the colour is "errrr that one on the colour chart :roll: " sorry I have no idea what the colour code is and wasnt to worried about getting a specific colour.

I always think powdercoating is the best option and far more straight forward than spraying, (im sure others will say different) I got it done by a chap in Essex..


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