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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:29 pm 
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JohnH wrote:
Well, Tourney was in the 1990s what Acera is today -- Shimano's cheapest range of components.


No, they are still making Tourney. :cry:
It's on all the Toys R Us type todge.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:36 pm 
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hamster wrote:
No, they are still making Tourney. :cry:

Crikey, you're absolutely right...
http://techdocs.shimano.com/techdocs/bl ... ID=i_v5quX

I hadn't seen Tourney for such a long time, I thought that it had gone the way of the dinosaurs...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:38 pm 
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So much for a cheap bike, had a bit of a spend up on ebay today.....cables, inner & outer, brakes & gears, bridge cables, new crank, STX rapid fire shifters, 'o' rings, seat post, tyres, grips, pedles & chain......for starters, a couple of other bits I have my eye on........plan is if it all arrives by the end of the week I maybe able to start my build!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:02 pm 
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In between the rain today.......

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6pm today, came over a bit dark all of a sudden, just got cleared away before it tipped it down!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Wow! That looks really good. Those yellow cables might divide opinion, but otherwise, the bike's looking really smart... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Yeah, I never have got the anti-yellow mindset?? :?

Nice bike BTW... 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:32 pm 
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Got the brakes all set up properly, fitted new Duro tyres (the tyres they origionally came on). Also got the spacer I needed to fit the cassette! Just waiting to take delivery of the STX front mech (purchased off here from clockworkgazz) this week, then I'll be able to get her completed.

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Seat bought off here from azaro (top man) real quick delivery & looks the part :)

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Hope you are enjoying the build pics......trying to take them as I go, inbetween busts of rain :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:48 pm 
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1997BlackC5 wrote:
Hope you are enjoying the build pics...

I am! In the very first pictures you posted when you were stripping and cleaning the bike, the frame looked to me to be grey -- but now I can see it's more of a cool, understated grey-green colour, and those handlebar grips suit the bike very well. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:39 am 
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I was thinking of using a new crank (a 42, 32, 22T) as per this photo:

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After cleaning up the origional one I'm now thinking of using that as per photo below. One of the reasons I was thinking of changing it was because some of the teeth were a tad worn but I reckon it will still work fine & I think the black/silver of the origional will work better than the all black.

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What do you think guys?

ps the original is a 46, 36, 26T (better for commutting).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:37 am 
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Finally finished the build, here are some pics of the refurbed & upgraded bike, managed to get 2 elite bottle cages off ebay for a song aswell!

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And one reminder of how it looked when I got it.....

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