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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:49 pm 
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RustyGold wrote:
Luke26mhz wrote:
My new hubs turned up today. Some NOS hope xc hubs, 32h. £80 posted which I thought was ok.


For N.O.S. that sounds like a great deal to me. They're a beautiful bit of kit, they'll look very trick when built up - especially with gold nipples :D.


Yeah I thought it was a bargain to & I can't believe I was the only bidder on them. Just abit gutted that one is discoloured. I can't wait to get them built up though.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Some more bits came this morning. Some nice gold hope skewers, these were a bargain too! Should go nice with the gold hubs!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:37 pm 
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This was waiting for me today. A NOS crud catcher DH fender. I've always loved these mud guards! Just need to find the matching down tube guard now.

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I'm going to take my hubs to my lbs on Friday to get my wheels built up & I'm going to start to strip the ms isle. I'm in talks with 2 sellers about some junior t's & monster t's. As soon as I get the forks I'll get them stripped & get them & the frame painted.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:40 pm 
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I got some more bits through the post on Friday, Saturday & today. Been spending way to much this month, but I can't help myself lol!

So first up is a set of middleburn rs7 cranks for my pashley 26mhz. They are in good condition, but I'll be changing the bash ring to either red ano or blue. I can't believe how light they are!!!!

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Saturday my new tyres came. A set of irc mudmad 2.25" folding tyres. These are in such good condition.

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& today my shimano xt rear mech came.

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I should Hopefuly get my wheels back from my LBS either tomorrow or Wednesday, can't wait to get them back & ride the orange impostor.

Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:53 pm 
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Well I got my wheels back on Saturday from my lbs. In the end I had to have new spokes because my old ones were 5mm to short, so I got dt Swiss black spokes, they look really good! Whilst at my lbs I bought a 160mm gold hope saw floating rotor for the rear. I'll upload pictures when it's the weekend.

Some new bits came today.

Hope 180mm gold floating rotor for the front

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Gold bottle cage

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And another NOS crud catcher dh fender

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I think I'm addicted to gold lol.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Looking good Luke.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:02 am 
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superstu wrote:
Looking good Luke.


Cheers stu!

I messaged the guy about the seat clamp, but he wouldn't sell it. But!!!!!, I managed to find a nos one, so I quickly snapped it up.

I'll up-date this thread with some new pictures today.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:55 am 
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It's been a while since I done a proper up-date on this thread. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Notice my new wheel combo.

The pics were taken after a lil 12 mile ride.

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After a hose down, muc offed & rinsed again.

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My nos hope seat clamp to match the skewers, yet to be fitted.

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What do you all think?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:42 pm 
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So I've been buying more gold things :roll: , I bought a second hand old style gold hope head set.

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Then i bought some fox monster gloves & fox monster shorts.

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Bought a new hope drinks bottle, should of got 800ml though.........

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Finally fitted my NOS older style hope quick release seat clamp.

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& finally a pic of the bike in it's glory before i took her for a ride.

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Little up-date on my MsIsle. After the new year i will send the frame back to orange to get a fresh powder coat ( neon ) & new decals. Then i will start building her up.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:11 am 
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Can't go wrong with a DC / HT.


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