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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:26 am 
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Finally finished! (well almost) I'm still waiting for a NOS chrome front hanger for the centre pull brakes, but I'm still quite pleased with the transformation. One day, hopefully my daughter will want to go a little faster and allow me to remove the carrier and fit some drop handlebars and the original Suntour kit. Until then at least shes riding a "lightweight" all be it a 70's one!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:10 am 
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Nice job. Very miss marple! Don’t tell her I said that.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:59 am 
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The History Man wrote:
Nice job. Very miss marple! Don’t tell her I said that.

Cheers History Man. No I won’t mention the Miss Marple comment, (although yes, that’s what it reminds me of as well)
Her birthday’s not until the very end of the month at which time I’m sure she’ll be flooding Instagram with more creative shots than I can think of!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm 
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Excellent work by the two of you. Looks smart. Im sure one day you'll be allowed to make it more racy. I'm sure it will be received very well. Now to keep it hidden until the big day.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:46 pm 
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Jimny14 wrote:
Excellent work by the two of you. Looks smart. Im sure one day you'll be allowed to make it more racy. I'm sure it will be received very well. Now to keep it hidden until the big day.

oh yes, she's well an truly under wraps, this is how I would have her dressed....one day


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:16 am 
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Looks lovely, just one thing I'm wondering but would White hoods look better? I think brown ones might look too brown if that makes sense.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:35 am 
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Jimny14 wrote:
Looks lovely, just one thing I'm wondering but would White hoods look better? I think brown ones might look too brown if that makes sense.

I agree the dark brown doesn't work for me, I think I would prefer a gum or tan set of hoods with that bar tape (also they don't get as grubby quite as quickly)
This Majestique is currently on e-bay for £525 which if it was from the first batch made in '77 might be a reasonable price (if you have loads of expendable income an no inclination to do anything with a bike other than collect them)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Finally finished, with some NOS chrome steel wheels, amber wall tyres, NOS chrome head set and a shiney small Shimano de-railer


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Took the kids out for a ride this afternoon, It was my daughters first proper run out in the Majetique, all I can say is wow! don't let the basket fool you, its still a proper lightweight.... she took off like a sprinter and left me & Jimmy for dust!
By the time we caught her up in the next village she was posing the bike and snapping away with her phone ready to fill up instergram/pintrest/snapchat etc!
Here are some of them;


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Looks lovely!
Job well done boys and by the look of it she is well taken with it.

Jamie


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