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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Have had this frame hanging in the workshop for awhile, waiting for some time to start it. It's a bit on the large side for me, but i couldn't say no when it was offered to me. It was a bit of a state, swing arm badly rusty, no decals, and built up with a mis-match of era and quality parts.

Parts wise, mainly XT, bit of USE and the obligatory Rock Shox Mag 21. I'll add the full spec when it's done.

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Shiney frame
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2012-10-14 16.27.03.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Painting the swing arm
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2012-10-14 16.26.41.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

NOS Smoke/Dart
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2012-10-14 16.25.43.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Deore XT M730 on Specialized GX23/BX23
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2012-10-14 16.26.09.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr
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2012-10-14 16.26.26.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Rock Shox Mag 21 & Zoom (Ti?) Ahead Stem
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2012-10-14 16.30.04.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

XT Thumbies & 2 Finger Brake Levers
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2012-10-14 16.29.47.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Will update more as and when - next stop is painting the forks and polishing the parts. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Looks like quite a big job.
Some good parts so far, look forward to the before and after pics


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Yes all the best with this,I had to do a similar thing to you when I built my first one,
Take rear end off get it stripped/re sprayed.
Remove all remaining decals and polish the frame
Get all the different parts from all over the place
Get the wheels built
And everything fitted
The hardest part was finding another set of fluro/black decals for it!
That took me ages.

I will pm you the link to mine once am in the airport (back from hols today :( )


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:41 pm 
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May get some component polishing done over the weekend.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:30 pm 
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Mech (XT - M735) cleaning;

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1st disaster of the evening - anyone know where i can get a replacement ceramic bush for the top jockey wheel?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:33 pm 
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Trial fitting of my NOS USE bar ends (photo doesn't do the stickers justice!);

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:35 pm 
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Uh oh..... 2nd disaster!

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I fear this may be the end of my Mag 21's..... :cry:


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