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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:00 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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So it came back from the powdercoaters and I was a little dissapointed.

its not metallic for a start, threads were not taped off, took a while to get the cardboard out of the headtube, had to drill out the BB cable noodles and had to sand the stem so it would fit in the forks :evil:

But... I like the colour, its more mustard unlike narcotitlan's yellow Bromwich so its staying and the decals added.

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Cue The mountain LX, all salvaged from a donor bike with a cracked headtube so I dont feel so bad for stripping a period piece down, tyres arent period but they are nice. after a short ride out it became clear the 105 headset needed replacing, cracked in two places unfortunately otherwise its a good un.

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:32 am 
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Really nice mate. You don’t hang around do you!


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Unusual but lovely colour...enjoy 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:08 am 
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raidan73 wrote:
Really nice mate. You don’t hang around do you!


Hanging around is for monkeys fella :) , I had been squirreling parts away for ages so bringing it together near the end was the easy part, overall I'm pleased with how it looks considering the powder prolems.


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I like that a lot - nice bike


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:20 pm 
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What a sweet bike! The colour is really nice too


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Very cool! That mustard yellow looks perfect - totally suits it, LX parts too with those funky brakes look right


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:43 pm 
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8) missed the update as i was expecting it to take longer :roll:

Have you got any pics of the frame stripped? were all the tubes ok?

That colour seems to clash with every background you put it in front of :lol:

Nice!

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:57 am 
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Great build. Gotta love a bright yellow bike and always nice to see a bit of M LX

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:16 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Cheers Guys,

Been wanting to pop a mountain LX group on something for ages and this seemed right for it, and it is one of my favorite groupsets too - one year only kit! and it shifts as good as XT too.

another pic, hopefully without a background clash.

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