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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:43 am 
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Superb standard as usual Ben, top work. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:12 pm 
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Nice job :D
Just read the whole thread... you mention not being able to find a decent paint stripper. i can recommend Langlows strip away pro. works like the old school stuff i.e it actually removes paint unlike modern Nitromores and the like which are only suitable for water based paints. Another advantage of SAP is its thick consistency so it tends to cling to the surface. not cheap but my five litre tin has so far done 2 frames and a couple of wooden interior doors...still plenty left


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 10:20 pm 
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Kona-Ian wrote:
Outstanding. 8)
Looks sweet as...


Thanks Ian. Took some effort but got there in the end!

mk one wrote:
Very nice as usual. That paintwork really stands out in the sun 8)


Cheers Mark. Thank you.
The colour is an odd one.... It doesn't photograph that well, but when the sun is out, the colours really pop. Fortunately, the frame was in very good condition Barr the chainstay and bubbling on the head tube and wishbone so I was able to colour match directly rather that best guess from the magazine review.

Dossa wrote:
Beautiful build Ben - a real stunner! 8)


Cheers Matty.
Currently lined up next to the 704XT in the man cave at the moment.
My wife has questioned why 3 of my builds are slightly 'girly' coloured! (As she puts it!)
She's got her eye on the '89 Kili at the moment!

Cheshire1980 wrote:
Super clean build that. Love the array of colours in the sun. And the Campagnolo kit looks sublime. Top build, but then I new it would be with you!


Cheers Calum
All that Campagnolo.... And NOS at that far outweighed the original purchase cost of the bike. But that original brochure pic with the flexstem was a prime motivator. In my whole time on retrobike, I've never seen another. Rumour has it that after the unfavourable review in MBi (1st page) that all the unsold Endeavours were recalled, stripped of their Campagnolo and repainted as 'team' bikes with Suntour spec.
I'd love more info on this, as this would make my Endeavour a rare 'survivor' that made it out at full retail ....£1395!!! :shock:


retrobikeguy wrote:
That is really pretty 8)

really reminds me of flicking through MBUK and stopping at that advert back in the day, I always wondered why they didnt colour code the flexstem but now I can see ..... it didnt need to be, its meant to stand out.

hat off to ya fella

RBG


Thank you.
Must admit, the other Ad that stood out from those early MBUK's and MBi's was the Serrotta Proflex (that's in your collection 8) )
Funny how we remember single bikes from those ads and are drawn back to them after all these years.....even if we never owned them BITD, just sold on the images ( or how we would make them better )
The other's for me are the 1991 Diamond Back Axis Team and the Trek 8900 from the same year......oh, and the 1990 Marin pine mountain....and the..... :wink:

brocklanders023 wrote:
Superb standard as usual Ben, top work. 8)


Thanks Ed. Unicorn to come...... Then I'm getting twitching about no builds/projects planned :shock:

enc wrote:
Nice job :D
Just read the whole thread... you mention not being able to find a decent paint stripper. i can recommend Langlows strip away pro. works like the old school stuff i.e it actually removes paint unlike modern Nitromores and the like which are only suitable for water based paints. Another advantage of SAP is its thick consistency so it tends to cling to the surface. not cheap but my five litre tin has so far done 2 frames and a couple of wooden interior doors...still plenty left


Cheers enc.... Appreciated.
Yeah, it's not the first time I've been disappointed about the ineffectiveness of modern Nitromors. A heat gun and scraper normally removes most paint down to the metal with plenty of patience, but obviously I had to be extra careful with heat on the bonding of this one.
One of the car guys at work asked why did I not use the product you mention..... Helpfully after I'd finished stripping it. Thanks for the further endorsement, I'll definately be looking into that product next time!

Thanks for all the positive comments.

Anyone with more 'Endeavour Specific' info, please feel free to add to the thread.

boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:03 pm 
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Hi all.

The smallest of all the smallest updates.

Correct Campagnolo crank caps now in place......

Matching Jersey to go with the bike too. The test pics feature the yellow 'team' Jersey with the 'SAAB' logo...... I've got the same Period Saab so would love one of these Jerseys, but also remember this one from around the same time.... So when I saw it, I thought it would make a great finishing touch.

Unless I score the Campagnolo Electa saddle or get really bored and decide to source the correct Campagnolo THORR rims and rebuild them, I think my work here is done. 8)

As always.... If anyone knows anymore about the Endeavour Dynatech in particular, feel free to add it here.

Cheers all.

boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Can’t believe I’ve missed this build... :facepalm:
Got to look up more from my own stuff...

Excellent work on the frame restoration.... should have guessed you were also a model maker.
We have the best all round set of skills...(IMO) :wink:


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