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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:54 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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pretty impressive build....especially concering the fact you can only use one arm at the moment :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Ha, all bolts are loose :D

*Note to self: don't forget to thighten them up before heading out*


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Giel wrote:
Ha, all bolts are loose :D

*Note to self: don't forget to thighten them up before heading out*


yes, you don't want to brake the other side on your first ride :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:56 am 
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Rio wrote:
Giel wrote:
Ha, all bolts are loose :D

*Note to self: don't forget to thighten them up before heading out*


yes, you don't want to brake the other side on your first ride :wink:


First ride: loose handelbars, cranks and shifters :D I should start heeding my own advice :D

Anyway, bike is nearly done, just a few small bits. Bleed front brake, source and fit nice bar bungs, swap Hope QRs for a set of Syncros which are en route. Replace few remaining blue bolts with standard issue.

Enjoy :)

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Cheers, Giel


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funny thing that you called me just as I was admiring your bike!

looks awesome! The fork is really classy, the bar/grip/brake/thumbie combo is just soooo nice!

great pictures too with the sunshine 8)


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Great build, good balanced mix of old and new 8)
The silver ZTR's look super on this bike
Tubeless, disc brakes, old school geometry and thumbies = great combo :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Lot of hard work and thought gone into this (as well as funds :wink: ) But to be honest would I have preferred it rebuilt back to original spec' not the modern approach.
I did this to an early 90's Cindercone and it never just rode the same as the original.


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Like World Ranger I am more a fanboy for the authentic build, but no doubt you will have many enjoyable miles with your Roberts, Giel. Good work :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:30 pm 
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:oops: Bit of a resurection here...

Thanks for the kind words guys, the ride is still a blast although more bumpy than I remembered it to be. Think I got hooked on suspension while the Roberts was in surgery for a year. Anyway, real man ride rigid, or so I am told :)


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And you do ride that bike hard!


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