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 Post subject: 1990 Gt Karakoram
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:05 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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New project arrived today a 90 Karakoram in purple haze :D
I've wanted one of these for ages so I hope it rides well and that U brake can stop my considerable bulk :lol:

New bottom bracket and seatpost will be on order shortly as soon as I'm 100% certain its a 26.6 post and then my Diamondback Ascent will unfortunately be donating most of its parts for the time being.

Nothing done to it yet other than a thorough waxing and my camera won't pick up the colour under electric light so I've pinched a pic from the sellers ad, cheers Stuart :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:30 pm 
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ah, it was you that bagged it then... 8)

One of my favourite Karakoram colourways. yummy.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:46 pm 
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One of my favourite frames of all time :P. Looking forward to it being built.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:50 pm 
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ooh very nice I had that colour scheme on a 92 tequesta, cant wait too see this one on the trail, nice find Chris 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Thanks guys.

mrlee wrote:
ooh very nice I had that colour scheme on a 92 tequesta, cant wait too see this one on the trail, nice find Chris 8)


Just been looking at a pic of your old Tequesta Lee, from BDW2 when it won best pre 92 :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Wow, very good looker there. I can't wait to see what you do with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:14 am 
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mrlee wrote:
ooh very nice I had that colour scheme on a 92 tequesta, cant wait too see this one on the trail, nice find Chris 8)


90 or 91 Tequesta I think it is mate....

Mine's a 92..... :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:49 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Bars and controls fitted this evening, Lx 8 speed Sti's, ODI grips (yes I know they aren't straight) and purple Onza bar ends.

It looks as if the mechs and chainset are going to to be 400Lx for starters. They should be M550 Lx ideally but all that was on my Muirwoods when I sold it :(

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Little bit of progress now the evenings are light enough to mess about outside :D
Loads still to do but its looking a lot more bike like now. Thought I would get the u brake cabled up too but my never ending supply of brake cable outer seems to have run out so thats as far as it can go for a few more days.

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