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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:14 pm 
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Looking good - love the bars 8) and that colour is awesome :P


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:40 pm 
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Been a while since I updated the thread but unfortunately I had some unwanted visitors break in and liberate me of my Ragley hardtail. Thankfully they left the Trailstar but it has meant all my time and money has been spent replacing my modern bike and fortifying the man cave. Luckily my insurance has fully paid out so I now have a rather lovely Stanton Switchback for everyday duties as well as the cash to continue the Trailstar build.

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I fitted the bars and mounted the brake. The brake hose runs above where the top tube decal will be placed so I wont be fitting that until the decals are in place (they have been ordered and are due to arrive any day :D :D :D ).

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I also found a seat on ebay. It's a mint condition DMR elite seat and the red should compliment the red in the decals nicely.

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I was chatting to a guy at work about the build and he mentioned he used to be into downhill in the late 90's/early 00's. He said he still had a few bits and bobs knocking about including a pair of Tioga Factory DH 2.3's in great nick. I had to add a link to the chain to get the wheel far enough back to get the tyre to clear the chainstay and you would still stuggle to get a fag paper in there but it fits!

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I have also bought something that I am seriously excited about. Stand by for another update once it arrives.................


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:14 pm 
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This looks fantastic! I hope the excitement is about a set of original red V12's because they would be perfect.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Lacuna wrote:
This looks fantastic! I hope the excitement is about a set of original red V12's because they would be perfect.


No I'm afraid not, although I agree they would be awesome. This is what I was excited about, I was offered a set of '97 Bomber Z1's for a very tempting price. I had a hard time deciding if I wanted these as they will completely change both the look and the ride of the finished bike but back in the day I would of given anything for a set of these. They are 100mm travel which should suit the frame nicely plus just look at the condition! There are a few tiny scuffs and paint missing where a disc brake has been fitted but otherwise they are perfect. The stanchions do bring a bit of oil up with them after they are compressed so they need a service but the adjusters all work fine. Also the steerer is longer than the current trailblade forks I have fitted meaning the cheesy acor headset can be replaced with an FSA pig which is what I wanted all along.

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