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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Will try to upload pics.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:19 pm 
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75% finished.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Just cables and front tyre and its ready to ride. Got another Lotus decal as a head badge. I may fit some mudguards, as much to eat up the clearances bit than for use in wet weather.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:23 pm 
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That's looking rather splendid, I would have given my back teeth when I was a youngster for a set of Weinmann centre pull brakes


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Thanks dude :D


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:28 pm 
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All finished. Discovered the front wheel was a mess, ended up having to re-dish it, which was a fun job. Not.

For reasons not know the rear tyre kept deflating, but no sign of a puncture in the tube or a leak in the valve. Refitted the tube and it seems fine now, bizarrely.

Pics as soon as it stops raining.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Is that the end of the road season then?

Nice frame by the way.

Saw my first GP at Silverstone in 77. Wasn't Mario in the JPS? Had that on one bedroom wall and Barry on the other.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Thanks. While sorting the wheel I noticed the front hub is by Normandy, and looking at pic on Google I suspect it may be a decade older than the rest of the bike.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Was it a bit of a beech to sort?


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Very. I'm only average with wheel building and trueing so didnt enjoy it. It think it's ok but if it needs any further attention I'll take it to Roy Pinks and let one of his boys see to it.

Looking forward to the first test ride.


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