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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Started the rebuild this week, I have had the bike from new used it loads many years ago entered a few fun races , bike was fine but they were on Sundays after to many beers on the Sat night.

The bike has the blue bits and bobs with pace shocks XT kit as it was new, sorry no picture before forgot! but will post a few as the build progresses.

Down to the frame now, the headset was a pig to get undone ...weathered! The worst was the bottom bracket, bearings gone but what a performance to get it out. The aly to aly had grown together, the pin points struggled to cope but with a bit of heat ,hammer punch hacksaw,tears and relief it came out without any damage. I cant remember what was specked from new but one bit read titanium rest unreadable?

First job to polish out some battle wounds on the frame, some of the deep marks will come out but that will mean polishing through the lacquer which will mean polishing it all back to the metal...any advice?

The Tomahawk head post is black and shabby so will strip the paint off and buff back to metal

Original wheels and hubs need a good clean, hubs may want a referb

Shocks as new seat and post fine so only other problem is finding some tyres as ideally black tan sidewall 2.1. Spoke to Graham Foot today to enquire about some new decals but will wait and see how much before i get carried away on the frame.

keep you posted .


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:26 pm 
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8) looking forward to this rebuild


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Sign me up obviously! 8)

TC has the details for the chap who did my / our decals. Drop him a pm.

. . . . . . . . and get some pics up!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Thanks for info

Will keep post updated


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:28 pm 
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mf51y wrote:
The aly to aly had grown together, the pin points struggled to cope but with a bit of heat ,hammer punch hacksaw,tears and relief it came out without any damage. I cant remember what was specked from new but one bit read titanium rest unreadable?


If it is titanium and used small holes to remove I would put money on it being either Zero, Hope, or Royce.

My best guess would be Zero as they were used at the time and I am pretty sure that HOPE or Royce would have been stamped on the shells of those and still readable.

Have a look at the Zero catalogue,

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... es/mid90s/

They also used to spec the quick releases and crank bolts I believe.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:28 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Yep what's left of it is a Zero Titanium measures 73-125

I could get new bearings but the cups are u/s so the chances of finding some of those is slight. As for a replacement not sure whether to go for a un54 which is 73-122 or a un72 which is 73-127. ..not sure on the clearances and which would line up the best mmmm

As for decals how do i find the guy you mentioned from his initials....me being a bit thick.

thanks again.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:24 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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pics pics pics :lol:

My bb is 118mm on middleburns


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:44 pm 
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I might have one of these soon.... :wink: :D

so I'm looking forward to this too.... pics pics pics...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Still a bit to do bits and bobs were everywhere!!!!!

pics not that exciting

need some tyres and advice on bottom bracket :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:04 pm 
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mf51y wrote:
As for decals how do i find the guy you mentioned from his initials....me being a bit thick.

thanks again.


No worries, TC is building a Smokestone at the moment as well. His thread is here,

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=bigfoot

If you click on the "pm" at the bottom of one of his posts I'm sure he can help you out with the decals.

I really like the blue accented ones, check this one out 8)

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Also, if your cranks are Shimano XT M730's I think an axle width of of 122.5mm is required. I think.


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