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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:57 pm 
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this came from ringo a while ago.

dont really know what has gone wrong but i seem to have lost the love :cry:

got a few parts in stock to hopefully get the fire burning.

here's a pic

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IMAG0372 by lewis1641, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Looks alright that. Nice colour and spec. Get it out on the trails and do some bonding :)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:38 pm 
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yeah get it out for a thrash dave
really fun things to ride

here's mine

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:36 pm 
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It's the mismatched wheels campy front and mavic? rear.

Stick a sensible stem and bars on that and it'll be nice ;(


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:08 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
It's the mismatched wheels campy front and mavic? rear.



correcto

bar and stem are on the list, as is the chainset.

i have some 739 sti's to go on which means a swap over to 739 v brakes which are winging their way over from the netherlands as we speak.

the chainset has to go too. i have a 739 in stock and also the polished race face, not sure which to fit.

oo got a black flite for it too so just need grips and i think i will be happier


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:23 am 
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finally some progress.

I really am in two minds over the colour of the frame. I have removed most of the colour from the rest of the bike and it is looking a bit better now. still might strip and polish it one day though.

Groupset is mow almost complete xt 729, polished race face cranks. I have retained the kore riser but swapped the stem for a ringle copy. I will either swap this for a silver kore or polish it. grips are now black lock on jobbies but will be swapped for black onza ules at some point.

saddle is a 91 flite - will locate a later one at some stage but no rush.

wheels are mavic somethingororther (239 rings a bell) with xt 739 hubs and an 8 speed cassette.

needs something sorting with the x lite seatpost, either swapping out or removing the blue anno.

i have a judy crown and steerer so i can run aheadstem without the converter too.

anyway here she is at present.

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c and c welcome


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:00 am 
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i am definately of the strip the paint and polish it team. (and period correct decals). sure it willlook like any other LTS, however that is a good thing. these old first generation ones in ball burnished finish, were iconic.


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i quite like the blue


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Cracking job, looking a lot better.

merckx wrote:
i am definately of the strip the paint and polish it team. (and period correct decals). sure it willlook like any other LTS, however that is a good thing. these old first generation ones in ball burnished finish, were iconic.


Trouble with that is it dulls very quickly (unlike factory polished finishes), water left on the bare alloy frame will dry into stains, even finger marks show up, getting it clear anodized would be a solution though.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:42 am 
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i have managed to find a polished frame in 16" so going to rebuild this with that now. happy days


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