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 Post subject: Original 1997 Rockhopper
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:57 pm 
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Picked this up today in minty condition.
Removed mudguards.
Next up is to add Specialized QRs and riser bars, remove toe-clips give it a clean and that's about it?!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:00 am 
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thats a nice little hopper 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:19 am 
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Defo!
Been searching for a bike for my GF for ages... finally this came up for us.
It's so light and bangin' for wheelies ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Nice find - Is that the one on Gumtree? was interested in it but it is too small for my wife.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:25 pm 
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Despite it's outwardly appearance - upon closer inspection found this :/

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How to deal?

There's also a bit of rub-n-rust from the Mudguard contact point on the stays :/


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Nice Spesh


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Love mine, use it almost every day as my ride to work.

Tidy looking bike


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Just picked up the OE tyres (practically unused) for this from the seller!

Team control and master :D joy.


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For rust, try some vinegar on a sponge, will get rid of all the surface rust. If bad you need to get it to bare metal, prime it in appropriate protection (rust preventing primer etc) and then touch it up with pot of enamel paint or similar.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:48 pm 
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coomber wrote:
For rust, try some vinegar on a sponge, will get rid of all the surface rust. If bad you need to get it to bare metal, prime it in appropriate protection (rust preventing primer etc) and then touch it up with pot of enamel paint or similar.


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