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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:58 am 
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Location: Maidstone, Kent
Been a keen observer of this site for a while now, so I thought it was about time I posted.
I bought this frame and fork off the bay around a month ago now. I has a few bits lying around and set about building a practical every day commuter for my 10 mile round trip to work.

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Ended up with this .....

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[img][https://500px.com/photo/236064347/img-by-darren-boreham/img]

[imghttps://500px.com/photo/236064351/img-by-darren-boreham][/img]

Still awaiting the correct stickers and the components are a bit cobbled together but at least I have a working commuter bike!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:44 am 
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Hi and welcome to the forum. 8)

Sorry, but it seems you did something wrong with those picture links.
I can't see any pics... ;)

Let me try something.

https://500px.com/photo/236064347/img-by-darren-boreham

https://500px.com/photo/236064351/img-by-darren-boreham

... That pictue host is not the best, it seems. I cant directlink those pictures from my ipad, either.

I saw your bike now, nice job, it seems :D

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:15 pm 
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Thanks, I didnt think the pictures had uploaded.

Attempt 2 !

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After:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:53 pm 
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Welcome :)

Good job of cleaning that up and getting it running again 8)

Have you sourced decals yet? Gil m from Retrodecals is the man to see for them if you havent, also a member on here but best contacting through his site.

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:45 am 
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Now you've managed to get the pix sorted,
next step up would be to get rid of those cranks. And fit some nice XT or similar. ;) :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:47 pm 
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Thias wrote:
Now you've managed to get the pix sorted,
next step up would be to get rid of those cranks. And fit some nice XT or similar. ;) :D


Yes, I couldn't agree more. I scrounged the cranks off an old GT that I stripped a few weeks ago. I just wanted to get the basic bike built up and upgrade when funds allow.

Currently installed and to be upgraded:

Rear mech : Shimano GS200 - Works well but a bit low spec
Cranks : Shimano Biopace - Even lower spec and feels odd when pedaling!
Brakes : Avid SD3 V brakes - Bought new as I could not track down the pivot that attaches to the rear swingarm that the C brakes go through!

I love to fit a set of period forks or a flexistem in future but a 1 1/4 head size and lack of funds mean that I'll have to keep dreaming for now.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:50 pm 
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mkone wrote:
Welcome :)

Good job of cleaning that up and getting it running again 8)

Have you sourced decals yet? Gil m from Retrodecals is the man to see for them if you havent, also a member on here but best contacting through his site.

Mark


Thanks. I was having trouble finding the correct decals. I'll contact Gil m this week


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:24 am 
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Maybe put up a search here on the forum for that 1 1/4 Flexstem. Those tend to be very cheap, as no one seems to like those. And in 1 1/4 even less people can actually use them.
Good luck!

Those brake levers, are they V-brake or Cantilever-compatible?


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