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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Here is my latest project that I managed to cobble together moments before Mayhem last month :shock:

I remember seeing these in magazines back in the day but never in the flesh, the 5 colour fluorescent fade was something very of its time and to me something I liked a lot. So when this appeared on ebay it just have to have it, Fast forward a week of excitement and a box arrives, well a rather rattly ropey looking box which suddenly made my excitement instantly go off the boil. I opened the box to find the bike minus any packaging , 2 loose in box bear trap pedals and 2 wheels either side of frame with the cassette inwards facing for extra damage :evil: After much ebay messaging I managed to get a partial refund. I did ask seller to ensure sufficient packaging would be used :roll:

Anyway here is the bike that I am very fond of even with the new damage, For starters it has a rear U brake 8) and some of mostly XT spares from my parts box, I did have to shell out for a new Italian threaded BB which did confuse me for a while with the RH threads etc :roll:

I took this to mahem, it rides very well and I was amazed at the love it got ! not just in the retrobike heckling area but I was stopped constantly asking about in the area arena and nice bike heckled from the along the trackside during its racing lap. (maybe they were jesting at the clowns bike :lol: ) The best stop and ask was someone from STW who wanted pics of it which they posted on their forum which was quite something for one of my bikes :lol:

Anyway please enjoy the pics and expect to see it out again soon

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Pics from STW 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Great colours!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:09 pm 
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she looks lovely, welcome to the owners club : )


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:10 pm 
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+ for the Ultegra/600 rear derailleur :-)

Cool bike!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Looked absolutely cracking @ Mayhem - one of my favourites that weekend.. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:19 am 
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Superbe bike! Love the colours.
Maybe this would be the right saddle for it:
http://cgi.ebay.de/FAHRRAD-SATTEL-MTB-A ... 3a64627850


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:39 pm 
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Cheers chaps 8)

rear mech is a 105 :wink: I did try a short cage XT but the 105 seemed quite fitting 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:32 pm 
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one day. i might do the xt upgrade thing on mine...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:46 pm 
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It's not often that I'm driven to comment on anyone's bike but that really is great, makes me smile just looking at it :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Thanks for your kind comments chaps, It means a lot to me and I am glad its going down so well :D

I have just had this pic emailed to me from a good friend of mine (from a long long time ago) Dan. I bumpted into him on my night lap at Mayhem, I hadnt seen Dan in 20 years , I was powering up the climb out of the arena and saw a photographer packing up :roll: I was dissapointed but when I saw it was Dan I quickly used the cinelli's brakes to maximum effect & eventually stopped, I had a very quick chat with Dan, I was in a rush and after a quick retro this retro that and doesnt time fly I had to make a move, Dan offered a quick snap so I rode down the hill as he set up his camera and stuff, I then used the power of the previous nights BBQ and gave it large up the climb :lol:

Oh and a link to Dans handy work :wink: http://www.danmilner.com/bike.html

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