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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:45 am 
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I'd imagine most have seen 'Beep Beeps' previous posts on his 'Patina Jump Bike Blizzard'...So those that have will know it's made its way to UK Shores...
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=102584

So thought I'd do just a quick little update. Nothing happening much with a build except getting parts together. Some not about at the moment & have had to wait whilst I shifted some spare bits or change of mind...plus the knee injury carries on, so have no deadline to finish. (Obviously before Sunny days would be good).

Paint is still in the RnD Mode...Have a vision in my head so am trying to find a company to bring that to life...Decals are being proofed & discussed with the regular supplier - GilM...
Have attached some images of the frame as I have it & some parts that have shown up. I have the 1994 Spec, but think I'll loosen the reigns & grace it with some Retro-Mod. Fully rigid though...

Any suggestions always welcomed...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:48 am 
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Few more Pics of its current looks...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:47 am 
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Not tempted by getting the sparkly effect of the white back into the frame? rather than a flat white colour, should be possible as it's currently powder coated as is.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:53 pm 
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nice frame 8)

would go for the original repro paint, or try to restore the old paint :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:17 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Not tempted by getting the sparkly effect of the white back into the frame? rather than a flat white colour, should be possible as it's currently powder coated as is.


Tempted, Yes! So I'll see what the coater has to say if I get hold of them...it's a strange finish, as the brochure says an 'Ice' finish. But whether that can be replicated without the expense I don't know?...Before we all get carried away, I'm not following to the letter with this, it will have Race Face & Syncros tendencies but not specifically period to the year. What I have so far is a mix of period & non period just for liking how it looks...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:25 pm 
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Parts sourced so far:
Dia-Compe 987 Cantis
Dia-Compe SS7 Levers (NOS)
Race Face LP Turbines - Near as NOS


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:43 am 
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ah, you've started your thread. and i see you've begun collecting your neede parts, including getting a hold of my fav stem. you know who to contact if that's not the length you need. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:12 am 
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lovely frame, very nice parts, but the stem is not working for me. on such nice build I'd go for something more period correct.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:31 am 
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This is looking really good! I like this build threads that include NIB bits ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing how this turns out, Andy. I agree that the stem seems too modern for the build. Maybe a RF SyStem instead? I like the M737 hubs. :)


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