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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:48 pm 
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maverick wrote:
find some dust caps for the cranks.


If its the silver mirror ones you want drop me a pm with your address and i'll karma you a pair across.


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just realised i've been reading this but not commented

looks really nice
bet it looks even better in the metal
top work

so the 92 ,watcha got in mind ?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:07 pm 
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Takes me back a mate had a purple one :-)

great looking bike.


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 Post subject: 1992 cro-mega
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:08 pm 
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For the 1992 (thanks Mikee) i am undecided on the frame colour, maybe solid black powder or maybe white. It will probably have a Deore mechs+shifters, XT V-brakes, hayes levers and a set of D521 rims on XT hubs, hopefully with snowflaked spokes.

I also need a new 1 and 1/4 headset, i have a quill flexstem in black and silver ready to install.

I may even post pictures of this build as i go rather than at the end like this one.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:53 pm 
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I love this, wow, such attention to detail, this is the only respray of an Alpinestars I've seen that does it justice.

Feel sorry for your frame painter, '3 times I took the stem and forks back to match the colour', in the end you painted em white!...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Yeah he got sick of the sight of me, but the job he has done is Mint.

http://www.redditchshotblasting.co.uk/

He does an excellent job and will be doing my next one, when i decide on the colour or colours!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:49 am 
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Fantastic paint job..i love this build.
I would try out some different skewers to match the stunning paintjob.
By the way what make are the blue breaks in the first pic?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:32 am 
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look like tektro "grafton" copies


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:14 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
The Finished article looks very good indeed.... 8) 8) 8)

Hope you're happy with the build? You should be... :wink:


Agreed. :D .... looks good, just the motivation I need to get on and finish my one now! Purchased from GT-Steve, I've got a long way to go to get to the standards of your one but inspired get mine beyond primer now!

Here's some pics 'borrowed' from GT- Steve. It's currently stripped of it's paint job and awaiting a sand blast before etch primer. Got all the 'DX' bits now though!

Cheers,
boy"O"boy


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juice wrote:
Fantastic paint job..i love this build.
I would try out some different skewers to match the stunning paintjob.
By the way what make are the blue breaks in the first pic?


They are not named so i can only assume that they are as 'Mikee' stated some Tektro copies of Graftons.
I did try and get some matching skewers, these where meant to be bright green, i think i will replace them with nice shiney silver efforts.

Thanks for all the retrobike love i'm feeling towards my first build. :P


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