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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:30 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Just my wee joke with Widowmaker, I've met him at two successive Mountain Mayhems. We deliberately miss hear his moniker and call him Windowmaker :-)

:lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 am 
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RobMac wrote:
velomaniac wrote:
Just my wee joke with Widowmaker, I've met him at two successive Mountain Mayhems. We deliberately miss hear his moniker and call him Windowmaker :-)

:lol:


When you hear us call you "w*nker", that's not you mishearing us....

:wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:54 pm 
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Decals and clear coat on my 1991 Explosif.

Very slow progress as I broke my shoulder a couples of weeks.

A bit of history...during the stripping process I discovered gorgeous brass braze ons...instantly solving the problem of the color scheme (I wasn't a fan of the purple/black...left it as a bare metal with patina rather than aggressively griding it back to polish) the alternate color scheme was going to a deep forest/British racing green.

Will do a full rebuild thread one day...the last time this bike was out was maybe 6 years ago at the retrobike SW ride.

It's pretty much 100% from new full deore DX, only variants from catalog spec being XT thumbies, Flite saddle and I run the Deore DX 1990's wheels fully tubeless with Charge Splashbacks.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:22 pm 
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Did you coat the raw or just leave it as is?

Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:48 pm 
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Took it back to metal, added a few layers of clear coat allowed those to fully go off, put the decals on and then have applied more clear coat, i'll add a few more coats and then when they have fully hardened off with sart the rebuild.

(this was not all done today! I just did the decals and clear coat finish today...I stripped it down about 5 years ago)


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:58 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
...still doing my 92 Explosif.... must be around 10 years now......don't let that shoulder slow you down any

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 11:16 pm 
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It's just frustrating things like taking off the old cassette or thinking about putting the headset in....

Suddenly becomes very frustrating, I hate being broken and have spent a fortune on ebay buying retro bikes now all this years racing has been cancelled... two weeks in now and i'm mostly out of the sling and back on the turbo.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 11:28 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Tell me about it - still on the physio after January 2109 knee op....WARNING NAKED LEG CONTENT!!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 11:37 pm 
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I refuse to mention knees (touch wood) as a 44yo still riding 34/17 Single speed 29er...according to all known mountain bike magazines I couldn't have ridden up any hills since 2003 and my knees should have imploded.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:56 am 
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Singlespeed and well...wrong side of 50 and still running 32/16 1X1 and 36X18 Pugsley :)
Knees, we don't kneed no stinkin knees ;)

See what I did there ;)
Just wait till Brian gets here :)
Mr P that's still not good and taking a long time.

Jamie


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