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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Ok, so it’s taken a little while since the last update, but good things come to those who wait..........

Since last i have fitted 3 different headsets.
I fitted a 1 1/4 silver shimano with cartridge bearings, but the bearings really need throwing and a new cartridge bearings inserted, so I took this out and fitted a 1 1/4 Mavic, this was good but the silver top cap is missing its Mavic sticker and really needs machine polishing and didn't look right, so I took this out and settled on a simple all black 1 1/4 from Evilbay. nothing sexy, but very functional.

Zoom stem that was originally fitted to the 1991 Al-mega before i replaced it with the Painted A-tac that it currently has, cheap and cheerful no brand flat alloy bars.

The wheels have had rubber added, again nothing sexy just Kenda's that also came via Evilbay for a fiver. Bargain. The wheels are Mavic X517's on a Spesh front hub and an Onyx rear, courtesy of another Retrobiker.

M750 V-brakes, M735 short cage rear, M737 Front, M739 shifters, 8spd cassette. Polished Shimano Cranks with Pace rings (that I have for sale) although the little ring is not fitted as i have lost the bolts, if anyone can help a Retrobiker out with a set with spacers i would be grateful.

I have also bought for it a set of gorgeous silver braid outer’s from Evilbay again. I was not entirely sure how these would look from the picture, but they look great. If you are after a set, check out this seller http://shop.ebay.co.uk/jimmenzies/m.html.

That’s the build as it is at the moment, probably be finished in the next century or so.....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:26 pm 
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....looking good so far bigman, get those decals on, im liking the sound of the cables too.......as discussed, not sure about the zoom stem,..???


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:54 pm 
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i am replacing the my alpinestar stem with a syncros one on my cromega

would the alpinestar one be any good for your build?

stubbsy :D


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 Post subject: Saturady afternoon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:44 pm 
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So, how did you spend your Saturday afternoon? Did you watch some football, paint the shed, go to B&Q or ride a Retrobike.

I did none of the above; instead I employed the services of Peppa Pig and the Gruffalo to watch the Maverick children whilst I got on with Blackstar, whilst Mrs Maverick was on some training course.

As Blackstar reaches ever closer to riding i feel myself getting that funny feeling in my tummy again.......


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:23 pm 
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thats a great black and white pic....too, well done mav... 8) coming along nicely, wont be long now....???? 8)


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good to see it back as a rideable bike


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:20 pm 
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Looking good there fella.... 8) 8)

Top work indeed


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