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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:59 pm 
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finally my unicorn!

This one will be the most intense resto ever...100% catalogue spec down to the gore ride on cables, ODS/MCUs...

MUCH more to come!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Here's how i got it...I will only be using the main frame. Everything else will be the best stuff I have from the 4 856s I currently own!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:26 am 
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Looks smart already :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:46 pm 
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That's looking very fresh! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:54 pm 
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thanks guys!

taking a bath then off to the painters for some touch ups (not stripping, just a little airbrushing, etc.)

The bottom bracket on both are stuck so ill go to the LBS on the way to have them remove them...dont have a long enough wrench!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:30 pm 
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Here is a taste of how accurate this will be to catalog spec...OCD level.

NOS Gore Ride on Cables.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:17 am 
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Looks like you are off a good start. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:39 am 
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thanks man

I had the paint touched up today. thre where several blemishes, but my painter is a genius with this stuff..the red and yellow match 100%


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:24 am 
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I am sure I can make at least one 856 with these parts...

Over the last year I have been buying up 856s. The goal is to build a 100% perfect replica of the bike I raced in high school, and it be in mint condition. I needed 4 bikes to do this! (4th not shown) I am using all the best parts from the 4 bikes to make mine...even it means using 3 left shifters to make one etc..:)

I now have all the parts I need. It will be a "4 footer"...meaning from 4 feet, it must look brand new and unused..I think I can do it...you guys can be the judges!

When I am done, I will build a second bike with all the "second" best parts for my buddy in toronto, and a third bike, with all the "third" best for another friend...for some beer...a lot of beer.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:27 am 
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getting there..the elastomers, believe it or not, are totally fine...save a bit of staining...which mostly came out in a degrease bath...

Also I painted the ends of the shock assembly as the coating was coming off...


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