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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:02 am 
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hi
wouldn't be the first time someone changed their mind on componets in mid build. :D i am considering going all suntour. the 1990 catalogue lists climbmax and catalyst as having suntour components. haven't decided yet. i also happen to have a 1991 donor bike with suntour on it i could strip. as for colour, i'm getting a price on doing the green/white scheme. really like that. and since i found out mine is a 1990 and that scheme shows up in the 1990 catalogue it does seem fitting. i also like the similar red/white combo which showed up on retrobike in a picture shot in berlin this past week on a sovereign. but most likely the green/white.
paul brodie has cancelled his frame building open house for tomorrow because of bad weather. will reschedule in february. i was really looking forward to going but it's probably for the best. was going to take this frame out for him to look at. also said bring a hardtail frame and he would check the alignment. would have been nice to have that done before i painted it.
any way what do you think? shimano XT or DX or suntour?
roy


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:46 am 
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hi all
we are stripped and ready for paint. going to toxik harald this saturday. :D
going with the green/white 1990 catalogue paint scheme. liked it from the first time i saw it.
with maybe a twist added. we'll see how the wallet holds out.
roy


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Roy this is going to look fabulous i think, i can see it now.., did you make a decision on the rear end...? black or green...?

As for spec, im in agreement with you, it would be a shame to change the current spec imho, it all looks in great shape and is what the bike came with pretty much. It will look like new with a polish.

I have pulled up a chair because this for me is the right year of Brodie to have. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:28 pm 
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rear is going to be the green. i will clean up the parts that were originally on the bike and see what they look like on. but no promises there. the rims look a bit tired. may look even worse on a freshly painted frame.
i might just go the suntour route and see how it looks while i replace worn and tired dx parts. when i have them all then swap over.
roy


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Retro_Roy wrote:
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rear is going to be the green. i will clean up the parts that were originally on the bike and see what they look like on. but no promises there. the rims look a bit tired. may look even worse on a freshly painted frame.
i might just go the suntour route and see how it looks while i replace worn and tired dx parts. when i have them all then swap over.
roy


Good plan, and your chosen firm for paintwork looks top notch too.. 8)

I eagerly await the outcome... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:37 am 
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hi
NOS decals aquired. 8)
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hi
picked up this water bottle cage. and a couple handlebar options too. the answer taperlite has been cut down to a width too narrow for my liking. :x the other is an easton taperlite. never heard of this one before. does it work for anyone?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Roy, I think the set of levers I have will go well with your green theme you've decided on. ;)

http://retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=185196


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:24 am 
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Whoa! Where did you get the Prestige decal from? I have e set of brodie handlebars to sell if you want.


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That brown Catalyst on page 3 used to be mine!


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