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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:51 pm
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Hi Peeps,

Be gentle with me, as this is my first 'build'. I picked the bike up last summer in the hope that a friend would take it on as a project, but he is only interested in modern & shiny. FOOL!!

In fairness the rims were rusty, it only had one pedal, and the frame was/is full of patina :roll: the bars and brake levers had lost the battle with rust. But is was complete and was rideable.

So this weekend, I thought I would have a go at throwing some spare parts I had laying round. I de-greased and re-greased as I went along.

It would have been completed too but the rims need long valve tubes, which I do not have. So for now the build is on hold, until some tubes come my way.

I have a single speed conversion which I may put on it, or build it back up as with a seven speed cassette.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Location: wellingborough
looks ideal for the intended job and well done


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:37 pm 
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An interesting combo!

Will look forward to seeing this finished, like the frame colour and decals and the fact that it is so different...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks guys. The build is made up of bits found in the parts bin, so it will only take that shape that leftovers dictate.

I am putting together a 1998 TT bike, so there maybe some more treats in store for this build yet.

Looking at it, the bars are a bit wrong. I like the angle, but they are just too wide.......

Matt


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Maybe just a little chop!

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out...


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