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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:43 pm 
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Right, where to start with this one.

When I had my first summer job I raised enough money to spend £600 on a mountain bike. I was intending to by a Saracen Kili Racer (back in 92) from Halfords but while I was in the shop the guy who worked there said he was selling a bike. He told me about the bike (and the price) and I was intrigued. That day I went to see the bike and it was stunning. It was a Zinn Z-Centaur, blue, with full the Campagnolo groupset. I had to have it and when he said he'd sell it for the same price as the Saracen I bit his hand off.

I looked after the bike religiously for years and kept it for ages. Stupidly, when I moved into a flat a few years a go I sold it on ebay. I have regretted it ever since and ever since I have tried to find another one, which is how I found this site.

After a couple of years of searching I found the same frame from a fellow retrobiker and have been collecting NOS Campag components to rebuild the bike to its original state. The frame does have a dent in the top tube and needs a respray so it will be going to Dave Yates for an overhaul soon.

In the meantime here are a few shots of the frame and components I have sourced in anticipation of getting the frame sorted out. I have also redrawn the decals and will put a picture of them up tomorrow.

I will update the thread as I make progress but I will hopefully get the frame off in the next couple of weeks.

With regards to the decals, does anybody know where I could get them printed as the original decals were on a vinyl that had a pale pattern running through them?

Enjoy

Gio


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:15 pm 
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AWESOME


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:19 pm 
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^ what he said :shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:09 pm 
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la la la la la cant see it la la la la la


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:44 pm 
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Couple of nice books on graffitti there. Banksy too... 8)

Build looks like it might be interesting too...


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Here are the decals I have redrawn. If anybody has any tips/advice on getting them produced please let me know


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:36 am 
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wow, awesome. zinns are super cool. re decals, pm gil_m on here, he should be able to make them for you.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:39 am 
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GT-Steve wrote:
Couple of nice books on graffitti there. Banksy too... 8)

Build looks like it might be interesting too...


there is also a copy of zinn and the art of mountain bike maintenance on the shelf :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:46 am 
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Giom6 Gil-M is one of our resident decal producers, very high quality. Send him an email

gil@thecycleshed.co.uk

PS that's gonna be one awesome build.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Ooo, this is going to be good !


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