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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:08 pm 
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matt@theforce wrote:
ExeterMan,

I bought a couple of different caps but none of them fitted so decided the best way would be to buy a whole Marin stem off ebay for the bung. After biding my time I eventually got a whole stem for £4 :D


Nice price in the end, plus a little extra for the parts bin :wink: . I'm going down the ingenuity route myself, so keeping my eyes open for that elusive scrap of soft plastic/rubber to fashion my own.

The rebuild has taken a bit of a back seat for a few weeks with one thing and another. Got back on track last night, so only a few days away from getting her rideable again.

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 Post subject: Re: My first retro ride
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Bit of an update on this one. Finished .............. for now. Okay, I admit it isn't period correct - the tyres, saddle and pedals are all modern - but it's solid bike, and I like it :D

Decided to hold fire on spraying the bar ends, as the cost of primer, colour and clear coat started to look a bit high relative to the budget nature of the build. I still hope to do them one day, and already have the Onza decals, but they will need to wait until I have something else to spray to share the cost of the primer and clear coat.

The sun was shining today, so a couple of pictures for your (my?) enjoyment ..............

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 Post subject: Re: My first retro ride
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:32 pm 
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nice one, looks awesome


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