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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Good build so far. Liking Rocky Mountains a lot at the mo, must be the quality of the builds of late.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:34 am 
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captaincosmic wrote:
Loving the updates and great shots from the old days cheers can't wait til you me and the Fluffmeister form team Rocky :lol:


Thanks, Glad your enjoying it, I am too can't wait to see her all back together. I'll have to dig out all my old Rocky Mountain Lycra! ;-)

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Good build so far. Liking Rocky Mountains a lot at the mo, must be the quality of the builds of late.


There are certainly some great bikes on here, It's what gave me the motivation to start mine.

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Simon.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:37 pm 
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It's that time again, the weekly update! ;-)

I received in the post today a set of Gripshift SRT600 with grips from Foz on here, (thanks very much) so I built up the stem and bar with break leavers and my old SRT500 shifter with the grips from the 600's. (I'll keep those bodies as spares) I think it looks good, and is a real blast from the past, my those bars feel narrow though! ;-)

I also received the final proof for my replacement stickers from Gil_m, they look great. so I am now able to start work on the frame. A full tub of Nitromose later and I have most of the paint off just a few tricky areas left.
The frame looks in good condition, just a bit of surface pitting where the paint had failed. I shall be finishing the strip tomorrow and hopefully getting a coat of etch primer on.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Oh and if anyone has some Onza bar end plugs going spare, let me know if we can do a deal. :-)

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Update time!

Well I spent this weekend getting the frame ready, I've etch primed it and filled the few dings with filler. Then applied 3 coats of primer filler with a wet flat between each to fill in any minor imperfections. Then I applied the colour coat, I had a small problem with the top tube, so it will need flatting down, and re coating possibly. I'm very happy with the colour, it looks good.

I have received my decals from Gil-M and they are cracking. I can't wait to see them on the frame.

So a final wet flat and sticker application, then lacquer, and it will be reassembly time! :-)

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Hi All

It's been a while since I posted. I've not had much chance to work on the bike for a little while, and I had a problem with the initial paint job. but it is just about sorted now.

I have applied the decals provided by Gil_M, unfortunately I have messed on of the HAMMER logos up so need a replacement, I've emailed Gil hopefully he can help.

there is no lacquer on the frame at the moment, I just thought I'd show you the Decaled frame, and show that the project is not dead! ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 4:48 pm 
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woah that looks amazing.


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:56 pm 
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minor_LEGEND wrote:
woah that looks amazing.


Thanks, It looks better in the photo than it does in real life, I really like the satin finish, but its not accurate to how it was, so I have the lacquer to get the proper gloss finish. And to protect the decals which I want to keep looking great. :-)

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Simon, as another Blizzard owner (think destiny had a watchful eye over me & wouldn't let me sell it) I'm looking to renovate a pair of bar ends too. Mine are stubbies in white. Would you mind adding to the thread how you went about restoring them? Or PM me if I'm HiJacking??...
I agree, the lacquer will set the frame off for a nice gloss finish. I had my Lobster lacquered & my Blizzard will be also...


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:05 pm 
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good job & nice work! 8)


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