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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Been following this one too and all I can add is awesome work and job done, awesome looking bike. You've made an old vintage frame look very current and modern.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:39 am 
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Thanks, the bike drew a lot of attention in Mammoth. Down in the village after my ride I left it locked while I had dinner. Came out and there were 10 or so guys standing around it checking it out. I am working on getting another frame just like it. Next build will have internal cable routing and v-brakes.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:45 am 
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Not surprised. It's a beautiful old frame and looks great with the new kit on it. Looks really fast, even when stationary. Looks like a real mountain muncher. Great work on the frame modifications and I just loved the work creating the head badge. I think this project may have raised the bar on Retrobike. Makes me want to go and learn how to build my own frame.

Enjoy the riding.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:54 am 
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Just followed the link from BOTM. The passion you have put into this is amazing and inspiring. Sir I salute you!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Dead Rats just put me on to this (cheers Al!) - what a fantastic thread! Love the concept, love the finished article and how well it fits the brief, but most of all I love the process, thanks so much for sharing it!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Actually no, best of all is that you've finished up with something I'd love to take out for a serious thrash! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:13 am 
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It seems every time I do a build there turns out to be something I want to do different. I am enjoying this bike quite a bit but now I want to try something a little more refined. I have acquired another Elgin and this one is in much better condition. There are no pits or heavy damage. It had a minor dent that I filled with hot metal and sanded. Once painted it should look great. This one will have disk brakes as well as internal cable routing. I plan to modify a Tange tx-1200 fork with a disk brake mount and powder coat the whole thing to make a rigid street machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:22 pm 
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sweet. really looking forward to seeing your progress on this one too


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:47 pm 
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get on with it......i wanna see!!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:36 am 
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I rebuilt an older Fox F-80 and painted it to match. I spent $20 for the fork at the swap meet. $20 for a seal kit. I already had the oil and the leftover paint from the frame. Not bad and it rides like new! Image


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