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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:36 am 
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Awesome :D
very nice work so far!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:05 am 
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Simply stunning and great attention to detail 8)

Does anyone else get the feeling from looking at those parts even the build from third best parts is going to turn quite sweet? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Thanks guys for the compliments. For sure the other 2 (or even 3) bikes will be nice rides!

Didn't get much today...but steady as she goes!


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Well It is done!..

The two best legs where polished (yes from two different forks..) and NOS decals applied using other set as a guide.. I made the best sugino impel crank out of the 4 I have and had Gil M make me up dome decals...originally it was paint but this should be more durable..I am very happy with the result!

(Original Seatpost and pedals are stored....the current trek system 1 seatpost is the one I had on my 856 when I was young, as it was longer so this is what I used on this build, and I dont want 6 sets of shoes, so I went with crank bros. Other than those two things this is 100% factory spec down to the tires, cable housings, chain, bottle cage bolts etc!


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:35 am 
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Great Resto thread, a lot of passion with this one, I'm building a 856 at the moment, although no where near the standard you have done. It looks very box fresh indeed.

Jussa :D


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nice

now get it mucky


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:14 pm 
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incredible! nice one, mate


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:15 pm 
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The elastomers where ok but I wanted something a bit stiffer and dirt resistant. I had new ones custom made. You can buy ones on line, but I wanted them to be solid yellow whereas the ones online are translucent.

Also new crank decals and clear coat for the crank arms..


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:30 pm 
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The custom elastomers work great! Perfect sag, travel...even the color, texture and translucency is dead on!


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They look awesome, good work look forward to hearing more about them,

Jussa :D


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