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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Hi, thought I would post a few pics of my first retro bike, a 03 firemountain on a very tight budget, any tips or opinions welcome!, thought i would add the progress on my old hahanna here too

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:59 pm 
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They are great for the money, have a nice build there already for a hack about. Just ride it and see what you like, unless weight weenie ring then just change bars grips stem etc to suit, replace moving parts when needed.

Enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:02 am 
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Cheers, just discovered autosol!, nothing's safe now, can you polish dogs??!

I've got a steel hahanna frame ill be building up next as a little project, so the fm will get a few bits but not much more.

Would love a cindercone or kula frame to make something a bit more serious in the future.....think I've got the bug!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Thought i would add a few more pics after a few evenings with some autsol :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:56 pm 
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naboo dude great, shiny too.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:48 am 
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welcome to the gang.....that is lovely!!!! you sir, have been bitten by the creature with the bug........no cure!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Cheers, yep I've been bitten, shame it wasn't a money spider!

Even on a low budget it's addictive, sometimes think having a tight budget makes it a bit interesting, find myself forever on eBay though!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Managed to get hold of a xtr m952 rear derailleur off of ebay for a fiver :D it had some bits missing, but with a bit of work and using the old deore mech as a doner iv'e managed to get it working well, also been fiddling about fabricating a front chain device, it's a work in progress but should do the joib until some bike funds come in.

Thought i would add some pics of my steel Hahannas progress aswell, not much going on yet but iv'e started :?

How it all began

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work so far

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:01 am 
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Shiny 8) but what next?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:07 am 
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dablk wrote:
Shiny 8) but what next?


Not sure :? been polishing like a mad man and havn't stopped yet!, funds are very tight at the moment so may mean going through bits i already have and sorting them out, it's either getting treated with rust inhibitor or taking a punt at clearcoat and see how it lasts, want to put retro kona decals on the down tube aswell

Would go ss but it's going to be the mrs bike :wink: so will go 1x9 on this one aswell !, as with the firemountain it's going to be dribs and drabs from ebay as and when they are avaliable and i can afford them :cry:


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