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 Post subject: My 979
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Here is how I picked her up. Bad points: drop out on the fork is damaged but should have a new set winging their way here soon plus the contact points need a spruce. Other than that it is great. The question is go all white inc brake hoods or red saddle and tape?

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And now, new forks, headset, saddle and tape:

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Thats nice...

I forgot to bid on that...

Bargain

And it will come up great...liking it


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:43 pm 
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the wheels were a nice surprise as I knew it was mainly 600 but the dura ace hubs were a treat!


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Always like the look of a 979, but too many locally fell apart, but seems some have lasted the test of time.

Leave out the white hoods is my opinion, white tape and white saddle like a rolls or a turbo would look good. however white saddles look a bit gash after a while, so a black rolls or Turbo :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:18 pm 
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Saddle - Go white turbo I reckon......

What tyres you going to put on those rims?


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:10 am 
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I love rolls and am yet to try a turbo but I am a bit skint so might go for charge bucket (white) in the mean time. Have not thought about tyres yet, any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 7:40 am 
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milko wrote:
I love rolls and am yet to try a turbo but I am a bit skint so might go for charge bucket (white) in the mean time. Have not thought about tyres yet, any suggestions?



I've got a white Vuelta saddle and NOS white bar tape and white end plugs I can swap for the saddle in the pic?


I kinda like the black and white Schwalbe Lugano tyres, I have them fitted to my Olagnero, easy to remove for flats etc and only a tenner at the mo! http://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-lugano-road-tyre/


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:46 am 
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here's pics, I may have NOS white hoods also...


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:06 am 
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very interesting, must warn you the saddle on there at the mo looks like someone has taken a sander to it in places I will post a close up pic for you.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Ok going for the all white option however the black stem is going to stick out like a sore thumb so do I a. go for the cheapo option and strip and polish the one I have or wait till pay day and splash out on a shiny new one?


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