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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Started the strip down today in between cars

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Removed saddle

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Removed all cables and handle bars, brakes

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Wheels removed and it looking very sorry for itself (I have got a bike stand and will put it on it when she comes back from the powder coasters)

So tomorrow I will remove the cranks, bottoms bracket, removed the headset bearings, front and rear shocks, and start blanking off holes. I will be weighing the bike before it's goes to see how much the powder coating weighs, having looked at the items that have come back does look like he puts in on that thick.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:10 am 
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Well continued the strip down today
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This is my home weld of a butchered a2z adaptor, a bit crude looking at present but will file and clean it up before powder coating happens

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Need to find out where to get bushes for the end or go bearings not sure yet

Box of all bits I have taken off
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:06 pm 
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That welded adaptor .. Surely that weakens the area that is stress bearing? Ie around pivots? I'd have run a magura on the back to be honest.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:48 pm 
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To be honest I don't think it does it's survived a rather tough wales trip, nothing has been removed from the bike, it goes over the topic the joining weld and was all clamped tight and measured to make sure nothing dis-figured from the heat, so personally I would think it would strengthen it,

Change of plan to keep 9 speed and run single front ring, thinking of switch to a SRAM set up

The brakes will be sent off to be serviced with new seals, pads and hoses


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:07 pm 
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Got all my boys back from the powder coaters, and been awaiting funds to turn up, as well as a car accident taken up time

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Rear has been all cleaned, and rebushed with NOS bushes
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Frame awaiting decals
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Stripped and cleaned, new seals in my Hope calipers and master cyclinders
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Forks prepped ready for paint
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:28 pm 
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Looking good fella


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