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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:46 am 
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
New project pending

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Some bits are not as tidy as I'd hoped
29 years of patina has a certain charm to it


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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Nice Project !
are you going to leave the Patina ?

Looking forward to see more


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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:53 am 
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That is the plan, I will touch up the rust and give it a good clean

I stripped the frame down, unfortunately the 6sp XT is stuffed
Plan B, mix and match with 89 7sp
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The wheels I'm still a little conflicted on but leaning towards
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Also, if anyone has a spare 100-120 early syncros/Brodie/salsa stem in their stash, please PM me


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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:09 pm 
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Location: Oh Canada!
registering for updates! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:39 pm 
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watching this one, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:30 pm 
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Nice! The RS1 looks mint


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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 am 
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raidan73 wrote:
Nice! The RS1 looks mint

I thought that might be a little controversial, actually

Big thanks to Pete for the stem, he was a champ to send this out from America for this project
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I've been buying a few modern reproduction parts, as I plan to use this bike
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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:22 pm 
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off topic, but had to ask. what happened to your SS project??? you had fabricated so much, and the thread just ended without a conclusion.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh Canada
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:07 pm 
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gotta admit, that stem looks better on your Avalanche than it looked on my Yo. Curious to know how that bike made it to NZ though?!?


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RockiMtn wrote:
off topic, but had to ask. what happened to your SS project??? you had fabricated so much, and the thread just ended without a conclusion.


Basically I lost heart, I found some major issues with the frame, so I bought another doner frame with the intension of brazing the horizontal dropouts into that.

That in turn sat in my garage untouched for ages, then this happened

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I rode it for a bit, then moved it on to another local RB member
To many other projects.........


PeteC wrote:
gotta admit, that stem looks better on your Avalanche than it looked on my Yo. Curious to know how that bike made it to NZ though?!?


This bike appeared on a local auction site. The seller is a plastic kayak moulder who was selling up his business in retirement.
I believe he bought the bike new in Canada on a sales trip. He used it well, then it became a hand me down school bike for his children and ultimately sat untouched in the corner for who knows how long.


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