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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:52 am 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Some pics of the beastie as it arrived.

Condition is good, the components have a bit of surface rust in places but the chain/freewheel/chain wheels look in remarkably good shape, even the original rigida stickers are still on the rims!

Paint/finish is OK, not real rust to speak of.

Plan is:

New:
m700 shifters
Brooks B66
Deer Head Rear Mech.
Tyres (Tioga black wall chunkie things)
Sponge grips
New Brake Blocks
Pedals - not sure what these should be - any suggestions?

Clean, polish the rest, one day re-spoke it with stainless.

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:28 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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cool!

fine wire wool will remove most of that rust btw.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Cool 8) 8) out of interest what size is it

If its any help the pedals that are on the bike in the pics are the same as the ones that came on my kili flyer.
I don't know if they were original as I only bought it a few months ago and the old guy it came from wasn't the first owner.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:13 am 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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kaya wrote:
Cool 8) 8) out of interest what size is it

If its any help the pedals that are on the bike in the pics are the same as the ones that came on my kili flyer.
I don't know if they were original as I only bought it a few months ago and the old guy it came from wasn't the first owner.


I think its 23" c to c (will measure it when I get home at the end of the week).

Cheers for the info on the pedals - seems like a bit of a coincidence that we both have the same if they aren't original..... they'll do for now :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:33 am 
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That's really cool...
I love it! :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:34 am 
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cor blimey........seeing that brings back very fond memories...... :D :shock: 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:23 am 
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Love it, especially since it has a 1988 Mountain Bike Club sticker.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:07 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Bit of and update - now have all the bits to put it back to its former glory;

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Brooks B66 Saddle;

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XT Deerhead Rear Mech & new Sponge Grips;

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NOS m700 thumbies;

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Panaracer IBEX Tyres, (never seen these before but they look the part I think);

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Am now cracking on with cleaning/polishing the original bits - would like to have it done for the next Cotswolds meet :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Thats nice , where the hell did you dig that up from ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:59 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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daz1973 wrote:
Thats nice , where the hell did you dig that up from ?


It was from eBay - someone kindly posted it on the marketplace watch :D


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