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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:58 am 
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The History Man wrote:
Still hanging monkeys


prezza wrote:
Me too :lol:

Nice build thread. Looking good



Have you two tried speaking French to them? :D




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Peachy! wrote:
a quick sand blast

1. Sandblasting is like making love to a beautiful woman... :P

2. And, how can you be bored with that large kingdom you have to renovate... :?:

3. Nice work!


Cheers Swiss Tony! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:45 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
I’ve been mucking about with the Quadra 10’s… :D
They were as rough as a badgers arse so I thought it would be fun to give them a quick sand blast, a coat of acid etch and then re-spray them gold like their big brothers the Quadra 21s in the Catalogue photo… silly I know but the paint can was there & I was bored…



No idea who Swiss Tony or the French women are or even the what the hung monkey did to deserve being strung up - could you not have spanked it instead :facepalm: anyway I’m enjoying the less cryptic of your posts


those budget forks came out sweet


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Just did some Goggling around - you northerners are a race apart !


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_hanger


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:02 pm 
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Max Headroom wrote:
Peachy! wrote:
I’ve been mucking about with the Quadra 10’s… :D
They were as rough as a badgers arse so I thought it would be fun to give them a quick sand blast, a coat of acid etch and then re-spray them gold like their big brothers the Quadra 21s in the Catalogue photo… silly I know but the paint can was there & I was bored…



No idea who Swiss Tony or the French women are or even the what the hung monkey did to deserve being strung up - could you not have spanked it instead :facepalm: anyway I’m enjoying the less cryptic of your posts


those budget forks came out sweet


Cheers Max....

BTW hanging a monkey for being a French spy is like making love to a beautiful woman.....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:33 pm 
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Around these parts every day is a school day.....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:25 pm 
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Got out of work a bit sharpish, so grabbed a few moments in the workshop to build up the shox and sort out the cockpit… All came up well and I flipped the bars so that the less damaged /sun bleached side was uppermost, the Tioga clear grips are looking much better than I’d hoped and the XT brifters look almost new with some sprucing up of the black plastic and some grey T-cut for the painted handles. :D

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One thing I noticed was that according to the fade line (look closely above) the bars had spent a very long time a whole 12mm to the left! :shock:
They’re Bob on now of course… 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 pm 
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The original pair of Tioga Psycho tyres are cool but not fit for my lad to ride on, so they’ll end up gracing something destined for a wall hanger…. 8)
A tidy set of Factory 1:95’s will fit the bill quite nicely. :wink:

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Just need to add Vince and his chums hopefully tomorrow morning… :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:17 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
Just need to add Vince and his chums hopefully tomorrow morning… :D




and perhaps a chain :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:35 pm 
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Just need to add Vince and his chums hopefully tomorrow morning… :D




and perhaps a chain :lol:



Ok....and the 'Goldie looking'....... :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:08 pm 
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Another tip from Mrs Hinch......

If you have a nice set of perfectly working, period correct outers that unfortunately just look a little dull after 27 years of neglect, fire up your heat gun and heat polish them... easy peasy and the results speak for themselves. :wink:
But be careful, you don’t want to get too close :shock:


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