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 Post subject: 80's Viking Project
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:07 am 
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Just noticed I made a thread in the wrong forum
(when this is the place to post) :facepalm: sorry.

Here's the bike which is mine, paid for, just waiting on delivery.

This is it when it first came into the workplace.
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This is it as it will be sold to me, had the steel wheels changed for aluminium ones, new SIS rear mech, tyres and will have Weinmann drop brakes (all temporary)

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I plan on getting 105 gruppo as I am on a budget, new alu wheels, drops etc.

I'll keep the thread updated with my progress. :wink:

Cheers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:06 am 
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The man who is selling me the bike (as it is still at the warehouse Action 21) has got the rear deraileur set up working sweet, added bar tape and got rid of the foam grips, front brake set up, cleaned up the crankset, got some surface rust off and found a inner tube for the front.

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What do you think of it so far?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:46 pm 
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What do you think to these on the Viking??


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I've seen the Spoon / brown bar tape combination on an eighties Peugeot and it looks really good - obviously modern but not in a bad way. It should work well with silver paint too...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:47 pm 
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Thanks, I'll be buying these parts very soon, but I want to get the bike first :!:



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:00 am 
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Did a quick sketch up on paint of what it'll look like with brown saddle and bar tape.

Also I'll have tan walled tyres.

Opinions?

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So this is what it looks like with the colour scheme on it and brown parts, what do you think?


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Still after a groupset too, but all this will be late this year or next year.[/img]


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Looks like you found some unknown footage for "Who framed Roger Rabbit" :D


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I'm confused by your comment :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Also might keep most of the original paint on and just paint the lugs.

[img]http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb6734256/p4pb6734256.jpg[/img & chrome the fork.


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