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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:26 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Brill Ally mate looking great :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Frame Update:

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Didn't have much of a clue what I was doing as it has been so long since I've used a spray gun.

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Used white primer, white top-coat, Ford blue, decals from Gil. All paints were cellulose.

Still need to clear-coat and polish up.

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Finish isn't too great up close, but from a distance I think it'll do. Still a lot to learn in this area though.

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I can get better I suppose.

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I'm on hold now for a bit: still need a few last parts but money has run out. Time is also pretty tight as i've just started a new job. Few weeks off from it I think.


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Wow Ally glad you put these pic's up now wicked mate looks awesome


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:54 pm 
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8) 8) 8)


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:shock:

If thats you learning you can have a go on some of mine for some more practice :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:54 pm 
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Love the Weld Repair sticker ;)

Nice, as you say looks pretty good from the shots

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that is cool and love the work on the mechs- looking forward to seeing this progress.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Nice one, has the look of a very cool 80's BMX at the moment.


Loving the polished mechs too, wish I had some decent tools to do the drilling to some of my old stuff.


Well done!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:44 pm 
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Thanks for all the kind comments guys.

I'm maybe not far off track with this then.

Probably won't have much to report for a few weeks as I can't really devote much time on it at the moment.

Thanks again though guys.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:00 pm 
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Ok, getting there, pics to follow.

I'll need to add in stuff to here as I go.

Frame: 1997 Explosive

Fork: TB P2's

Headset: Ritchey WCS
Stem: Thomson
Handlebar: Pace Sub130's
Grips: Ritchey WCS
Barends: Nae fitted

Brakes: XT V's
Brake Pads: Can't remember
Brake Cables: Generic Shimano I had lying about
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers: XT V Levers

Shifters: XT 8sp Thumbshifters
Front Derailleur: XT, reworked
Rear Derailleur: XT, reworked
Derailleur Cables: Generic Shimano I had lying about
Cassette: Shimano 12-28, 7sp
Chain: SRAM 9sp hollowpin
Cranks: Shimano LX, polished
Crank Bolts: KCNC
Chainrings: Random, but reworked, 36, 48, 110BCD
Chainring bolts: SRP
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN54
Pedals: Shimano SPD

Hub Skewers: Mavic
Rims: Matrix Mt Titan 32h
Hubs: NukeProof Bombshells
Nipples: DT 14mm brass
Spokes: Front: DT Swiss revolutions, 2 cross
Rear: LHS DT Swiss Revolutions, 2 cross,
RHS, DT Swiss Competitions, 2 cross
Tyres: Schwalbe CX PRO Sport Tyres. 26"x1.35
Tubes: Continental Supersonics

Saddle: Selle Italia SLR 135
Seatpost: Thomson
Seatpost Binder: Kona, reworked

Weight: Around 10-10.5kgs


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