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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:27 pm
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Location: Oxfordshire
My latest project, courtesy of forum member andyhilton.

It is probably about 99% original, I didn't know what to do with it but as per usual I've decided to do a complete rebuild (keeps me off the streets)

All the componets are in amazing condition for the age of the bike. The only thing that was a bit stubborn was the bottom bracket, I think it has never been taken out.

Given everything a good degrease and clean, and a few new bits and pieces.

Stripped the frame and painted it the other night, just need the decals to go back on and rebuild it.

more pics to follow

cheers


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Vancouver, USA
Hoprocker wrote:
Stripped the frame and painted it the other night, just need the decals to go back on and rebuild it.


I'm kinda sad after reading this bit. Great looking bike, though!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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LesterOfPuppets wrote:
Hoprocker wrote:
Stripped the frame and painted it the other night, just need the decals to go back on and rebuild it.


I'm kinda sad after reading this bit. Great looking bike, though!


don't be too sad, painted it the same colours and I'm having some decals made to match too


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:32 pm 
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Wow! Have a 1988 Rockhoper Comp owned since new. It's in pretty good nick but would love to put new stickers on. Can you let me know where you're getting the stickers made up as I'd like some too. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Wow! Have a 1988 Rockhoper Comp owned since new. It's in pretty good nick but would love to put new stickers on. Can you let me know where you're getting the stickers made up as I'd like some too. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Excellent!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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still waiting for the decals....hopefully arrive this week

Wallumy, I'm getting then from graphic shack, will let you know how they are

p.s. canti brakes are a pain to set up


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Looking great! Takes me back to 1988 when my bike arrived in a box and I put it together in the shed!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Wallumy wrote:
Looking great! Takes me back to 1988 when my bike arrived in a box and I put it together in the shed!


same colours scheme?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Very similar spec to my '88 Force Comp. Nice to see as it was a pretty era for shimano parts.


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