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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:16 pm 
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My first build thread :D

So my wife got this off Ebay for for my 40th birthday in a couple of weeks (Thanks Warpedwife2 X). The rest of my family are giving me cash for the build, so it will be a really special bike to me when it is finished.

The plan is to strip the frame, and rebuild with canadian parts, and some RC36 EVOs (pro-class of course). M950 for the gears and brakes. Still not sure which hubset, would love a set of canadian hubs but it seem my choices are limited to early Syncros (which are rare as hens teeth)

I am still undecided what to do with the frame, as it has significant paint damage where the previous owner removed a stuck seatpost :( I am liking the idea of a n@ked frame, with clear powdercoat, but I am still unsure of the durability of such a finish due to a lack of primer coat (any input would be appreciated)

Many thanks to Chris for picking it up for me. I get the bike off him in a couple of weeks, so don't know how it rides yet (but I don't think i'll be disappointed :lol: ) Oh, and Chris took the pics as well :D

Also, i know this is the wrong section, but it will be retro build, and it's only a year out :lol: (Mods feel free to move this if it offends)

This is the bike in it's current state-


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:16 pm 
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the paint damage :( .....


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Aside from the obvious paint damage at the top of the seat tube area, how's the rest of it looking?
It's a nice colour and the decals etc look good, on my phone at least!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:38 am 
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Like I said, I haven't got the frame in my sticky mits, so not too sure on overall condition. Doesn't look too bad tho.....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:49 am 
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mcoz1987 wrote:
any advice!


Yeah, pipe down, treacle.....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:11 pm 
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I've the same frame, colour might be a tad darker, but that could just be the photo/screen. I think mine is '99, but not certain.
You'll find it a really springy frame, particularly after the Pace. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:30 pm 
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rc200ti wrote:
I've the same frame, colour might be a tad darker, but that could just be the photo/screen. I think mine is '99, but not certain.
You'll find it a really springy frame, particularly after the Pace. :)


How spingy are we talking? P7 springy?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:02 pm 
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40 , perhaps a new calander and some extra fingers to count on would have been better :lol: , nice present though :D


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40 , perhaps a new calander and some extra fingers to count on would have been better :lol: , nice present though :D


It get's to us all (it turns out) :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:54 pm 
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congrats bday boy! 8)

here's what 96 looks like just clearcoated. this was lacquered by previous owner and it's not a professional job. finish is not durable and i'll have to strip and get redone soon as there's signs of rust spidering/veins creeping in underneath a few areas. :(

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=100834


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