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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Those 28c tyres look like quite a squeeze in there! What on earth were they on in the 80's? Bikes came out the factory looking like that :shock: Although I have fond memories of my Fluoro pink and yellow 653 Gillott...

Still it sounds very appropriate for your friend and am sure it will be the topic of many a conversation. I'd say given the brief you've done an excellent job :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Those 28c tyres look like quite a squeeze in there! What on earth were they on in the 80's? Bikes came out the factory looking like that :shock: Although I have fond memories of my Fluoro pink and yellow 653 Gillott...

Still it sounds very appropriate for your friend and am sure it will be the topic of many a conversation. I'd say given the brief you've done an excellent job :wink:


Cheers Tel, FWIW it's brighter in the flesh and I love it, but then I was 14 in '88 so I would...

*potters off to find Ocean Pacific t-shirt*

When I took the forks off I noticed some notes on the steerer in marker pen re the four flouro colour, so I'm pretty certain it's a one-off custom paint job 8)

Re: clearance, yes it's fairly tight - but 3.5mm on the chainstays is enough int'it? :lol: still waiting for bits, will post up completed pics asap


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Hey, I like it!
Would certainly cause a few raised eyebrows on the quiet and conservative East Sussex lanes.. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Looks great! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Nearly finished... just awaiting Brooks saddle and Charge handlebar tape!

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I love that, well done, great build. I am a fan of this era of Dawes 8)

I'm searching for this baby to match my MTB

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I love that, well done, great build. I am a fan of this era of Dawes 8)

I'm searching for this baby to match my MTB

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yum! cheers, going to get some better pictures taken when it's not such bad light... though the frame almost glows in the dark, it looks much better in the earlier pics


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:58 pm 
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all done and a nice day for pics... delivering it later!

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Stunning, love it 8) :D


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