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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:05 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Not sure where the frame was made yet but will ask next time I write to Mr Yamakoshi.


Probably Toyo frames in Japan. Long time masters of fillet brazed production bikes and they use the fastback stays as a signature


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サブゼロは絶対に :wink: :lol:


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Anglian Deputy AEC
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Home-made front mech shim


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Anglian Deputy AEC
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Some progress today. Fitted the front and rear mechs. Wheels finished with tyres and cassette fitted. Rear cantis fitted. Chainstay protector fitted. Seat post clamp tidied up.

Hopefully collecting the stem and forks Saturday morning after their fresh new colour scheme so that building can begin with ernest over the weekend. Won't get the cranks and brake levers until early next week but plenty to be getting on with.


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Anglian Deputy AEC
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Got the forks and stem back today. Amazing job done, the colour is so rich and the shine is deep and smooth. To get the best finish possible they used a matt powder coat followed by a clear lacquer. The local company I used are not familiar with doing bike parts, the masking instructions should have been clearer but all sorted after a few minutes with a dremel.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Congrats!! So freakin cool you got your SledgeHammer. I will get mine someday as well. There was one available locally on Craigslist this past summer that I should of snatched up, for cheap too. However it was a 21" and my bikes have to be riders. Simply cannot wait to see how yours turns out! The fork and stem look great and you picked the right colors IMO.


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Awesome bike, only seen 1 way back in the day and for the life of me I can't remember which Peter Gabriel quote I used then.

I'm gonna go with "This amusement never ends."


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Mmmmmmmmmh. Nice. Glad you cut-off the mud-guard eyes from the fork.


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Anglian Deputy AEC
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Some progress. Waiting on a few bits to get it finished.


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