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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:39 pm 
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A man of your talents can get that looking tip top again (the flite). WD_pro did on his proflex build thread with quality results.

Looks really nice in the light chap.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:43 pm 
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coomber wrote:
A man of your talents can get that looking tip top again (the flite). WD_pro did on his proflex build thread with quality results.

Looks really nice in the light chap.


That's interesting... I'll take a look see if I can nick his ideas:-)

It's a flite Ti as well so if can rejuvenate it that would be cool


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:42 am 
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hydorah wrote:
For tonight's instalment I decided to unbend the rims

I have cunning method for this, low tech and zero budget of course!

It involves bending them back again, but obviously this needs to be controlled and progressive

A picture tells 1000...

Undesirable curves:

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Here's my cheapo method of pushing them out:

Done in stages, clamp up tight against a piece of hardwood, I used maple go and have cuppa, release, check, clamp some more as appropriate!

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The results are spot on

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Most interested in how you straightened out these rims, I've got a rim I could do with doing the same with - so I think I'll give your cunning plan a try - thanks for posting the info.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:09 pm 
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First scratch build I ever did and I still use it

But something was bothering me...

An anachronistic rear mech:

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Quick check on the retro stash:

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Yielded these beauties, two shorties, no good with a 52T big chainring... Three long cages

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I used the roughest one:

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Bike's in the car 'cos Mrs Hydora wanted to go for a ride today!

I turned my Mi80 into a WAG bike for her as it's really compact, sets up perfectly for her (seat angle looks iffy in this pic though):

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Here's my BE in all it's glory:

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And we rode about around here:

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luvverley!


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Nice Benz. I used to have an 89 230e 7 seater and miss the hell out of it.

With one of those, you don't need quick release wheels. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:41 pm 
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doctor-bond wrote:
Nice Benz. I used to have an 89 230e 7 seater and miss the hell out of it.

With one of those, you don't need quick release wheels. :wink:


Absolutely, as you can see, I don't bother taking the wheels off!

This is my second, first one (an '88) just got too many miles on it and started to feel a bit sluggish (at 250k) so I bought this one, a '93 - Some 4 years and 70,000 miles ago now of a total 199k on the clock


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