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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Thought i would post this up here, might motivate me to build it, probably not though so no promises :)

Saw this for sale local to me, it was cheap so thought i would take a chance.

When i collected the bike i did have reservations as it looked a bit worse in person and had a strange musty smell :shock: i assumed the worst and expected it to be seized, rusted and a real nightmare.

As i stripped the bike though i started to notice how good a condition it was in overall, obviously had been used and abused, but not much at all. I expect it was just stored for years, in a room full of damp clothes by the smell of it :lol: Everything came apart easily and was clean inside, the grease was cleanish and more importantly, nothing was seized, including the bb 8)

I was planning on cleaning, re wiring and selling on. But the frame has been stood in the stand for a couple of weeks and everytime i pass it i find myself admiring it more and more. i really like some of the features and have always been a fan of Ritchey tubing. I was in two minds until recently reading PeteC's '93 Hammer thread and deciding, for now, to keep it :)

Anyway, enough words, here's some pics

Mark


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:27 pm 
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i'd keep and clean up.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:49 pm 
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I was watching that but it wasn't local. I have larger frame of this laying at the back of a shed waiting for inspiration.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:52 pm 
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Yes, keep it, build it back up and enjoy it!

If you don't like it, then move it on. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:23 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
I was watching that but it wasn't local. I have larger frame of this laying at the back of a shed waiting for inspiration.


Inspire it wont :lol:

Mike Muz 67 wrote:
Yes, keep it, build it back up and enjoy it!

If you don't like it, then move it on. :wink:

Mike


Think thats the way its going at the moment, not that i have room for other full bikes. Always curious Mike, as to how you store all your bikes, must be frustrating when you want to ride the one right at the back of the room :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:20 am 
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His shed is a caravan, he drags it around to different places. Grabs a bike out of it, 'pretends' to have ridden it and takes many pictures for here and Facebook.
Then sticks it back in.
That way he has plenty of time to fettle, buy and chat.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:14 pm 
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:lol:

A couple more pictures after a quick clean...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:47 pm 
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Bolted a few parts back on, just needs some cables and chain now


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:27 pm 
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hope this is coming on the peaks ride in a week and a bit...
(looks lovely now by the way)


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