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 Post subject: Overbury's Pioneer 1991
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:48 am 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Opening a topic on the refurbishment of a newly acquired, one-owner Pioneer. I already have one from 2007 that I painted and messed around with, but couldn't get it to actually fit me. I resolved to buy a larger one but didn't reckon on it taking ten years! It seems proven, to me at least, that Pioneers rarely come along in larger sizes.

Plans are to have a modern paint job with a retro flavour. I can't think of many standard Pioneer paint jobs that I like, exceptions being LGFs and a green/limon one I saw on RB, but can't find this evening - so I'm starting with this modern Longitude scheme as my palette. I will flout traditionalist practise by having both a crest and the rather clumsy modern type graphics - jury is out on the apostrophe.

As this version was originally specced as a tourer with the more rugged Cromer OR (* read: heavier *), extra bottle bosses and Jim Blackburn racks front and rear, I intend it to be more than capable of a little bike packing come the summer months. I'm probably going with a painted set of bull moose bars and those racks, might even add a pair of painted gorilla-style cages on the fork blades.

First stop the strip and powder coat.


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I saw this on the bay, sigining up with interest to see how it pans out 8)


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Looking forward to seeing this one come together
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:46 pm 
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A bit 'dazzle ship'? Interesting paint. Checking in.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:55 pm 
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I liked your other one and emulated it with an Orbit cross a few years ago (ironically too small as well!)

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Really miss mine but it paid for a mortgage payment

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:48 pm 
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My willow-flavoured one will be hitting the market next week to help pay for the refurb.

Now I've stripped the OR one I have to admit to it being damn heavy! Tables show it to be 500g more than a MAX OR.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:22 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Well if it's too heavy.............. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:53 pm 
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It will be the braising.


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