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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Cheers fella,

Just noticed the front wheel QR - it's only like that for the photoshoot, before anyone chirps up.. :lol: :lol:


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Hows that SIS 'original equipment' rear mech then?


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you're showing such a keen interest in it, I'm going to send it to you in the post... :wink:

It shifts like a load of old crap, so tomorrow it's coming off, but I've only had half an hour all day to play with bikes... :(


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One of the nicest GT's I have seen for ages now. Good to see it's with matched forks and stem. Lovely paintwork, curious what difference a good clean-up and polish will do :D. Deserves a good pictureshoot before trashed in the mud.

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That looks so much better with the stem flipped. I've never seen one with the stem in the negative rise position before.


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Martin wrote:
curious what difference a good clean-up and polish will do :D.


Thanks martin, your comments are too kind.. 8)

with regards your question above, I've cleverly photographed it at a distance where you cant see the grime, but up close a lot of the polished areas are packed full of the usual black crap.

Once it's cleaned to my liking, it will be a lot easier to manage and maintain on a daily/weekly basis.. :D


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you're showing such a keen interest in it, I'm going to send it to you in the post... :wink:

It shifts like a load of old crap, so tomorrow it's coming off, but I've only had half an hour all day to play with bikes... :(


Well, it does sort of stick out a bit...


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magic! you have yourself a really nice bike there!


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Coming along well there Steve, looks like you bagged a real survivor there. All you need now in a 'tache and a mullet like Dave Wonderly.

Any idea where the frame was made?


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Cheers John,

As a thought, I might bring a load of fake 'tasches to Mayhem this year.. could be the new retro look for the event... :lol: :lol:

I'd love to think the frame was built in Huntingdon beach, as with the Zaskars from that era, but being Tange tubing there's the possible reality that it was a good few thousand miles East - I will sit down and do some homework on that one..


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