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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:50 pm 
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Location: Now in NZ. missing the retros left in UK
Hi all,
I've just finished (well nearly anyway) my first retro build.
It hasn't touched any dirt (yet) just a quick check to make sure everything works. Woohoo it does! My god I forgot how short flat bars felt.

A little bit of History of this bike.
Frame bought in 98 from Recycle 'Bromley' - Fell in love with it!
Tried to sell the frame and wheels on here a few years ago. Eventually decided to build it back to its former glory. 3 years later and finally there, bar some pedals and maybe replacing some of the newer kit (not sure - will have to see how she rides first)
The inspriration was to build it back to the catalogue model, but half way through decided to add a little bling (may have gone too far tho?)

Spec to follow....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:54 pm 
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nice srart....welcome to retrobike.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:00 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Thanks for the welcome. I have been visiting the site for a while, but now finally feel that I 'belong' :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:13 pm 
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I have a soft spot for the X1 - the only bike I have ever bought new (well, frame only). Rode it into the ground. Still have a rusty front end and shock in the cellar. The rear triangle went onto somebody else's on the forum and hopefully is being used :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Like the look of this 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:01 am 
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Love the look! Don't get me wrong...I think the yellow needs to become red.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:10 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
orange71 wrote:
I have a soft spot for the X1 - the only bike I have ever bought new (well, frame only). Rode it into the ground. Still have a rusty front end and shock in the cellar. The rear triangle went onto somebody else's on the forum and hopefully is being used :D


It certainly has been buddy every day, many thanks. Just packing up ready for the move north now.

How sad that I remember the very bike you are sporting here OP being for sale on this forum some time ago. Loks nice. M750 hubs if I recall?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
Ha, just read your thread properly, it was you trying to sell it. If you are still keen to return it to catalogue spec I have the correct stem in my parts box.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:05 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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It was me trying to sell the frame and wheels. M750 Hubs correct, unfortunately everything else went onto the Marin.
Have tried for M739 Group on this one.
I have been umming and arring about the stem, took the opportunity to get a NOS Ritchey stem while it was available. Then missed out on an orange one on ebay a few weeks later, but can remember them being a little bit of a strech at 130mm. Might give it a go though, depending on how much you want for it? I have been quite shocked at the cost of building up retro's. I think the M739 bits I have bought are more expensive than when they were new!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:06 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Now in NZ. missing the retros left in UK
oops, just seen your thread. £12! I'll have to wait til payday.
I'll send you a message

Cheers


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