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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:04 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I decided last month to give my winter bike a well deserved spruce up.
It was built up last year using mainly bits I had kicking about and I've gradually changed bits as I've gone along.
This is how it was - viewtopic.php?f=21&t=224716&hilit=lobster
The original paintwork was getting very tired, so that was the driver behind the following...

Fresh powder-coat

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New decals, and helicopter tape to protect them

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Headset fitted

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More to follow tomorrow :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Looks lovely - a Rock Lobster is a frame I'd like to build up one day, seems like the thinking man's choice amongst steel hardtails!!

Do you know what your frame weighs?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:30 pm 
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I was going to weigh the bare frame, but got too excited about building it up and forgot :oops:
Bit more progress today....

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It's actually almost finished now, but I've just ordered some new cables so it will be a few more days yet :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:03 pm 
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8) fantastic 8) looks cool gives me more incentive to crack on with mine :D im just going down the route of removing the v brake bosses before sending in for powder coat :D do you know if the the frame design was used for more than one year ? ie the disc and v brake option ? as mine is identicle to yours but I always seem to think of mine as a 2002 frame and your saying yours is 2001 so maybe im out by a year on ageing my frame :oops: more pics of the build please :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:33 am 
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That looks great - got my '93 Lobster frame in the garage :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:23 am 
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:mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:23 am 
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NICE Lobster


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:07 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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painter09 wrote:
8) white 8) looks cool gives me more incentive to crack on with mine :D im just going down the route of removing the v brake bosses before sending in for powder coat :D do you know if the the frame design was used for more than one year ? ie the disc and v brake option ? as mine is identicle to yours but I always seem to think of mine as a 2002 frame and your saying yours is 2001 so maybe im out by a year on ageing my frame :oops: more pics of the build please :D



Thanks. I've been watching how you're getting on with those brake bosses.
I considered removing mine, but I thought I'd leave it as is in case I want to use them at a later date.
I'm really clutching at straws with the frame date. I figured it to be around 2000 though as it still had the v brake bosses.
I may ping an email to Merlin and see if they can help out.
Hoping to get it finished this afternoon, so pics to follow :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:44 pm 
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The last few bits arrived this morning, so I got busy this afternoon and she's all finished!
I threw some summer tyres on and took her for a shakedown spin along the prom and took some pics...

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The surfer seemed to like it!
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I've got an NOS X-lite seatpost to collect this evening and then that'll be it finished.
The only thing to do now is chuck my winter tyres on and get it muddy :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:48 am 
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Looking very clean and smart...


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