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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Hi,

I've had this frame a few months and have slowly, very slowly, been collecting bits. Mainly DX and the like. Got some lovely Orange stuff to go on it too - stem, bars and seatpost - but I think thery're from a slightly newer C16R, but don't tell anyone.

The reason I started this is because I commented on this thread and it was suggested I post photos to identify the year of the frame:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=208844

Anybody with any ideas?

Don't hold your breath for the build, but it will eventually get done.

The frame has a bit of surface rust. Not sure if I should try and treat it and patch it up, or just leave it with a bit of prevention in place.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:23 pm 
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That looks tidy. Looks like a 93.
Make sure you use a proper internal barrel bolt for the seat post, external QR's or bolt ups, twist the lugs inwards and permenatly twist the lugs.
Looking forward to seeing this built up 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
That looks tidy. Looks like a 93.
Make sure you use a proper internal barrel bolt for the seat post, external QR's or bolt ups, twist the lugs inwards and permenatly twist the lugs.
Looking forward to seeing this built up 8) 8)

Could you explain this to someone who knows little about this, and had just bought a QR for my seat post so I can make easy adjustments while I get used to the bike. ( Either on this thread or PM if you don't want to pollute this )
See pic for what I have bought.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Please polute as I was just about to ask the same question!
Thanks for bringing it up.
As for frame, tidy in places, but rough in others, but structurally good.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:37 am 
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Nice frame you've got there. I can't make out all of the serial number, but the beginning appears to be A304, which means the frame was built in April 1993. I would take that to mean that it is a 1993 model, but perhaps from a batch made towards the end of 1993 production. It has 1993ish features like the sculpted top of the seat tube, and the decals are also 1993ish.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:21 am 
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sthodgson wrote:
Hi,

I've had this frame a few months and have slowly, very slowly, been collecting bits. Mainly DX and the like. Got some lovely Orange stuff to go on it too - stem, bars and seatpost - but I think thery're from a slightly newer C16R, but don't tell anyone.

The reason I started this is because I commented on this thread and it was suggested I post photos to identify the year of the frame:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=208844

Anybody with any ideas?

Don't hold your breath for the build, but it will eventually get done.

The frame has a bit of surface rust. Not sure if I should try and treat it and patch it up, or just leave it with a bit of prevention in place.


Thats identical to my old 93.....much prefer the purple decals to the 94's floro orange ones....they may have to go!


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A304 = 1993 April :D

Very nicew looking forward to the build :) just remember to keep up with the up-dates,

Jussa :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:10 am 
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Thanks for identifying year for me, guys. April 93 it is then. I remember it well.

Does anyone know what the internal barrel adjuster is that was mentioned for the seatpost? I was planning on putting a bolt on there, not a quick release but don't want to damage it.

Think i'll just treat the worst bit of rust and get it going and not worry too much about getting it perfect - It will be another 19 years before it's finished otherwise.
Sam


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:32 am 
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I have the same frame, I stripped all the components from it and got it shot blasted and powder coated. Cost £55.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-SkrC_mNl0lUmF1d0M3NWJqQzg/edit


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:35 am 
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pumpduse wrote:
I have the same frame, I stripped all the components from it and got it shot blasted and powder coated. Cost £55.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-SkrC_mNl0lUmF1d0M3NWJqQzg/edit

No, not quite the same! Yours is a 94, made of Orange Series 7 tubing.


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