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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Theoldfm wrote:
Hi, what brake lever hoods did you use? I have got some Modolo levers too but they are in need of new hoods.

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Dia compe, from sjs cycles, they were only £8


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Flandria wrote:
That's some brilliant cleaning over there :). Lovely how it can bring and old bike back to life.

Which rear mech is that? Looks quite modern... Maybe and older one will suit better?


It's a shimano 105 early 1990's. I'm putting the parts back on that it arrived with as its not my bike unless they can't be fixed or restored. The gears took a lot of fiddling with to get them to work flawlessly. I'd forgotten how easy it was to unship your chain on the front pre indexed systems!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Finished, here are some pictures, I'll take some more in better light. Im really pleased with it, very rewarding doing this bike, I hope he likes it!


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Absolutely beautiful. :shock:


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Hi, lovely job, another old timer back on the road, well done. Terry


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Wow that's some transformation! Nice job, hope your neighbor appreciates the work you obviously put in.


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Absolutely cracking. I hope you neighbour buys you a beer (or two) for that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:14 pm 
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WOW :shock:
Thats some transformation!
You've done a brilliant job and hopefully the owner will be just as amazed as us lot. You have got to be getting a pint or fifeteen for such an effort. :wink:
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Nice work :)

Say that a Black hole crearted by Prof Hawkins in the Go Compare advert has sucked it into the future....................... gone forever :

and keep it :)


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That's a wonderful transformation and just goes to show what a little hard work can produce.


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