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 Post subject: Orange Clockwork 1992
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:39 pm 
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What with the search for a reasonable 1989 Clockwork getting longer I decided to just fix one of the 1992's I have hidden away.

This dusty little thing was a cast off, no tyres, no seat or post when it came to me ..... it just lacked love, looks like its previous owner had simply forgotten about it, put in the back of the shed and ridden off with his new shiney full sus disc braked modern bike with not a care for this poor thing (the sandwich eating B*st*rd) , I snaffled it up to the den ages ago with the hope I would not be caught and hid it between the other preciouses..... unfortunately a couple of weeks later SWMBO came downstairs after doing her washing chores and came out with "there is an extra bike up there! Its a black one!" , I hadn't accounted for the fact that she could count and wasn't colour blind :facepalm: I quickly came out with defence reply one that I have had it ages to which the child came in the room and grassed me up that it came back recently .... I had been rumbled :( . Anyhoo, time passed and it was accepted because I refused to move it ...... until now.

so here it is

LX equipped, low pro DX cantilevers, Deore shifters and Brake levers, mavic M231 rims.
I added the Mud dawg, Psycho, post and rolls saddle to make it look something resembling a bike.

Frame number looks like.....A2033875

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first thing is a strip down, and then check the fork..... something isnt right there.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:01 pm 
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forks are off ...... and as I thought, theeeey arrrre stuffed, one fork blade is definately a millisecond in front, maybe this is why clocky was substituted for a younger model.

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got a spare pair of 1" forks, theyre no clockwork fork but they'll have to do to get this baby built..

bit of sanding down ......Pound shop matt black .......random orange decal lying around

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:08 pm 
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Love a 1992 Clockwork.. just as good as a 89 vintage in my opinion. Glad you stood your ground keeping it. Lots of original parts on it.. a shame with the forks, but easy enough fix..


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Cheers Chesh,

stem was a bit rusty too, given it a sand and some pound shop gloss, looking good on them orange hot rod bars now.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:27 pm 
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Mmm, black Clockie and some orange coloured hot rod bars. Match made in heaven. Gonna be a great classic build this


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Teardown and stickers off, they were peeling off everytime I gave em a wipe so whole hog.... a good clean, bottom bracket out, a light sanding down and then a coat of pound shop matt black (its not bad stuff) bottom bracket cleaned and regreased and re-fitted.

wheels cleaned, skewers rubbed down with wire wool, some IRC tyres fitted (they have orangish walls) and a couple of anodised bits added

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:18 pm 
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Liking this, why does my paint never look that good :? Looking forward to further progress.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:30 pm 
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Liking this, why does my paint never look that good :? Looking forward to further progress.


:lol: to be honest a satin black is an easy colour..... I have a larger clockwork frame somewhere, it was powdered white and I did my own orange fade and added decals in the same day...... it looked fab, but I had been drinking all day. the following morning I was dissapointed with myself :facepalm: to some it would pass but I just know it coulda been better.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:56 pm 
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couple of my thoughts

Stick to the original groupset?
Go for LX Sti (mk1) ?
Orange or black cables?
No more orange ano parts?
Orange or black grips?

now...... your thoughts


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:45 pm 
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Inspired me to put some Orange ano on my black 89 clockwork..

Your clockwork, my thoughts would be original group set, Lx Sti, black cables, more orange ano and black grips.


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