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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:57 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Ok, so the Dave Lloyd is off to pastures new..... I was wondering what to build up next and my eyes are drawn to the rather sad looking DMR Trailstar I have in my cellar.

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I was wanting to build something a little more jumpy/tough for the sort of riding that I like to do and I think this fits the bill.

I kinda like this bike as it's a total lost cause. Even in mint condition it's not going to be worth much. The dropouts are a bit mangled, the paint is shot, the BB is the BMX style one etc etc. So spending lots of money on a top quality respray, fixing the dropouts and making it look minty all over again seems like the most sensible thing to do by far!! :-)

Anyway, does anyone know when these first came out? This is a really early one as it doesn't have the adjustable brake mounts.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:12 pm 
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First year was 1997


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:19 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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coomber wrote:
First year was 1997


That'll do!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:16 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Big news!

Thanks so much to Joel at Upgrade Bikes. He managed to find me some original period decals to go on the bike.

And when they arrived - a free hat! That's what I call great service. Thanks very much Joel and DMR!

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Also another package came today - DMR chain cage for the front chainring. Always nice to get something off eBay and it arrive in great nick.

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So I need to repair the rear dropouts, get the DMR Wonder Cups out of the frame and get the chain tugs with the mech hanger. Then the frame will be ready for paint.

Parts I need:
80/100mm Marzocchi period forks.
25.8mm seatpost.
Seat clamp
32t front compact chainring - DMR Saturn.
Compact chainset
And maybe other bits too...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Can we start a book on how long it takes you to move this one on once you get it finished? :wink:


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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Can we start a book on how long it takes you to move this one on once you get it finished? :wink:


I'll have a fiver on two weeks :p


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:16 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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cce wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
Can we start a book on how long it takes you to move this one on once you get it finished? :wink:


I'll have a fiver on two weeks :p


Throwing good money after bad there mate... Just like me!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:52 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Got a nice period Azonic stem to go on it. I have absolutely no idea where this stem came from!

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This is the problem with the dropouts. Chewed up a bit - ok I could run the wheel further forward but the tyres might not clear the frame.
My idea is to get someone to build the metal back up with some weld and file/grind it back smoothly, then repaint.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:09 pm 
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...or just file it down and use bigger washers (you won't have it long enough to worry about it :wink: )?


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or use chain tugs.


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