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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:01 pm 
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Black.. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Alright, I'm coming round to the black... ;)


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Thanks for the comments. Might try it with a silver post and see what we think although I really wanted to use the XT one as the Orange Light Stick I have in good nick is destined for the Clockwork.

The XT chain rings will be black but I think I'm going to use my silver Hope/Mavic 231 wheels. I do have some Mavic 231 CD's on DX spare but they're not as tidy as the Hope set. :?

Canti's will be silver, thumbies stock XT, levers black XT and bars silver Hot Rods. Probably end up doing a few full builds before we nail it! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:28 pm 
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As it is I like the all black. Didn't expect all black to work as well as it does.
It is funny watching you have the same problems as me, building several bikes from a pool of parts.
I'm mega inspired to paint and build the big Clockwork now, but with which bits? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:32 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Managed to get the crank arm off so on with the build.

Question is, which stem? The silver is probably the most period correct but I plan to use a black XT seat post so the Stalk may be better for the stealth look? What do you lot think? :?


Looking good Ed.

Black on black all the way for me. Formulaesque Stealth. I am biased of course though. :wink:

Added the 91 catalogue cover and the formula for inspiration!

Looking good! - keep up the good work.

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Cheers Ben and thanks for the pics. Must admit it was the Formula pictured that pricked my interest in my Prestige again. 8)

Unfortunately this build may stall though as I have been scammed on Facebook when selling a modern bike that looks to have cost me £835 so a fire sale might be on the cards to pay for it. :facepalm:


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boy"O"boy wrote:

Added the 91 catalogue cover and the formula for inspiration!



Not seen that Formula pic before - where did you get that one from?


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Coleman wrote:
boy"O"boy wrote:

Added the 91 catalogue cover and the formula for inspiration!



Not seen that Formula pic before - where did you get that one from?


It's in the 1991 catalogue Adrian, in the archive. :wink:


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