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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:20 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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mikee wrote:
well that was worth the effort rob
nice looking bike

whats next ?


I want a Merlin. Not going to bother with anything else. Xizang might be ok.
Not really fussed otherwise, this is my dream bike. :-D


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Love it, Nice story and nice end product.


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:38 pm 
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nice job.....im welling up here.... :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:32 am 
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Man, that thing looks fantastic!! I bet you feel like a kid riding it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:54 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Here's the list of parts. The only things different to the original 92 build as far as I can remember are the brake levers, mid chainring, seatpost, rear brake and wheels/tyres. I also changed the bars and post and grips and straps to black rather than silver or blue. I really didn't have much taste in colours back then!!

Spec (let me know if anything is missing):

Frame, forks, stem: 1992 GT Tequesta 16" - refurbished paint with hand painted repaired decals and black/white paint, T-Cut, waxed and polished.. (phew!)
Headset: Ritchey Logic 1" Threaded
Bars: Ritchey flat black 6061
Seatpost: Black 26.4mm 400mm
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo with matching yellow decal
Seat bolt: Gold anodised alloy
Bottle cage: Mt Zefal carbon plastic 1989 and matching black and White Zefal bottle (not in pic)

Front brake: Shimano Deore XTII Black BR-M734 lo-pro cantilever
Front Pads: Scott Matthauser Finned NOS
Rear brake: DiaCompe Hombre, de anodised, de stickered and polished.
Rear pads: Bolted road pads, matching yellow rubber sections
Levers: Shimano Deore XT SLR Plus STI ST-M092 with period style mod to cut off shifter mounts so thumbshifters can be used.
Cables: Shimano Deore M System
Front Hanger: Black machined

Shifters: Shimano Deore SIS Thumbshifters (brackets stripped and repainted, bolts replaced with SS)
Front Mech: Shimano Deore LX (original to bike, repainted and polished)
Rear Mech: Shimano Deore LX (original to bike, repainted and polished)
Chainset: Shimano Deore DX FC-MT60 stripped and polished
Chainrings: 46t Shimano SGX, 36t Middleburn, 26t Onza Buzzsaw NOS
Chainring bolts: SS
Cassette: Shimano 7sp HG50?
Chain: KMC 7sp
Cables: Transfil Kble SS
Crank caps: X-Lite one silver, one gold which was stripped and polished back to silver
BB: Shimano sealed with 125mm axle

All cable ends gold anodised alloy

Front wheel: High polish GT suspension hub on Weinmann Zac19 double wall rim and SS spokes
Rear wheel: Polished Shimano on same rim and SS spokes
Tyres: Ritchey AlphaBite 2.1 WCS Kevlar Skinwall NOS
Tubes: No idea!

Pedals: Wellgo LU964 with clips and straps
Grips: Ritchey WCS

All bolts changed to engineering grade Stainless Steel socket cap Allen bolts

Thanks to everyone who sold me parts, very much appreciated. Special thanks to MarcTwoTone who gifted me some Shocktech forks to match the original bike - not used in the end as wrong size and passed on again.
Unfortunately I didn't keep a track of who sold or gave me each part but I reserve a special place in my heart for you all. ;-)

Parts which were difficult - Scott pads, front brake, tyres, mechs, seatpost, seat and the brake levers


Thanks all
Rob


Last edited by MiniNinjaRob on Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:30 am 
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Congratulations rob, that looks great!.....


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:15 am 
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Woo, nice job.


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:07 pm 
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Looks amazing, fantastic restoration.


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:14 pm 
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:D Like this a lot Rob...looks like new..

All you need now is some nice black profile bar ends to go on it.

I happen to have some :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 12:28 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Thank you so much for the kind words. :oops:

Just need to get on a retrobike ride now...


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