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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:41 pm 
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yer getting there fella

i'll keep watching


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:35 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Right then. Bike is home and I'm taking it apart...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Remember it's got to look like my original bike as much as possible. This is a pic of it nearly 20 years ago. I bought it as a frame fork stem so it's not as easy as copying the spec in the catalogue.

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If you look in the pic I've got one of those Zefal "Carbon" bottle cages. They were ace, but actually made of plastic really. I cannot find a reference to one of them on the internet anywhere. Can anyone help??


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:32 pm 
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i remember those cages yeah. they are cool. as all the mt zefal stuff. found this...

http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=120


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merckx wrote:
i remember those cages yeah. they are cool. as all the mt zefal stuff. found this...

http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=120


Yeah I've seen that before but I don't think the UK distributors import it, it's not on their website. Can't find it for sale anywhere.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:05 pm 
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I had a Blackburn cage very similar to that in '93 . . . might be another option if you end up looking for a similar vibe??


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:24 pm 
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I see your point but if I can't get one of those Zefal ones I won't bother with one at all, just keep waiting.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:41 am 
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Ok so bike is stripped....

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Paint seemed really really good which is at odd to the rest of the bike when I bought it. Look at the BB/chainstay area - has this bike ever been ridden?

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Original stuck on GT chainstay protector nearly perfect!

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Graphics aren't perfect but my wife says she can touch them up for me (she's an artist!!)

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Worst bit is forks really - storage marks maybe - but even these aren't too bad. Bit of touching up and a polish should do wonders!

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All in all quite positive but I cannot get the RH BB cup out!! Need a big metal vice - off to a car garage soon hopefully.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:46 am 
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looks awesome man, yeah the paintjob is fantastic given her age! that bb shell sure is in a bad way, hope you can get it out ok. are you going to bling it up with xt or similar. i reckon its worthy!


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