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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:58 pm 
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hey all, my unicorn is a 87 fisher pro caliber as that's what I rode when I raced for fisher.
I cant afford one of those so im building a tribute bike to use as my daily commuter. im into stretch cruisers and have a build that's taking all of my spare money so this build is going to be on the cheap.
I started with a frame and forks its a 1990 montare frame with unknown forks kindly karma'd to me by a member also with a stem and headset as they are inch and 1/4.
the frame came in etch primer and grey primer so I have rubbed it down and given it a white primer and then the old team colours, all Halfords rattlecan but the result is quite a bit better than id hoped and will be even better when I cut it and clearcoat it.
Ive got a set of ritchey rims on lx hubs, a nos pair of xt thumbies with the hidden 8th, a nos xt 7 speed cassette, xt front and rear mech,s deore v brakes (for function not form im afraid) and I have managed to source a nos bb axle (some will know these are rarer than rocking horse hens teeth poop). I will post pics up as I build it. its no garage queen and im not going to try and pretend its a pro cal but its just my tribute to it.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:32 pm 
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You did that with a rattlecan?!

Great work, looking forward to seeing this progress :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Yep I left them on the radiator for 15 mins and just got busy with the spray there's a fair amount of overspray but nothing that won't cut back


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:48 am 
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Looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing more.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:10 am 
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wow, looks really slick and the fact that you did this with what people paint walls with is really something extra special!
Lovely!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:08 am 
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ibbz wrote:
wow, looks really slick and the fact that you did this with what people paint walls with is really something extra special!
Lovely!


+1. An excellent job there, Chute55uk. I admire you skills. I do love an early-ish Fisher, I'm digging the 'budget' build option you've got going on, it's nice to see a classic utilised as an everyday/commuter ride. I can't wait to see the finished product.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Looking good mate, i have the same one but in Black. Will look nice in the ProCal.

Im glad you got the BB too, that wouldnt have been easy to find i suspect.

Geat mud clearance, with the Evolution model, and i have never needed to even touch my B/B or headset, it will take a beasting.

Looking forward to seeing the outcome. The original fit 1 1/4 headset would have been a Yst Rambo, the same as used on some Yetis.


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