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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:19 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Dossa wrote:
Errrrrr.......yes :oops:



:D :D :D :D :lol:

I am in serious love with this bike. I was the same, lusting after the 704XT in the Freewheel catalogue too. I think I may have even seen one in the Nottingham store too.....

If it were me I would really go all out for a catalogue spec build. What a lot of people don't realise is that it can be so much harder to do than for the exotic brands as a lot of the finishing kit on the more normal bikes has long been thrown away and not cherished. It can be very difficult finding replacements.

Looking forward to seeing this finished. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Dossa wrote:
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So currently up to here now:
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all nice parts :wink: ...I think you need a XT seat post.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Nader wrote:
Dossa wrote:
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So currently up to here now:
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all nice parts :wink: ...I think you need a XT seat post.


That's a genius idea! Do it!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
a lot of the finishing kit on the more normal bikes has long been thrown away and not cherished. It can be very difficult finding replacements.

That 3ttt stem looks like a classic "HL of Taiwan" job, as per the factory item and fitted to so many bikes around that time. I chucked one identical to the original recently (off a 1990 Emmelle) because it was rusty and I've already got a few other HL stems :facepalm: In truth their unbranded stems are usually heavy with ugly welding and dodgy alignment. The stems they made for others (like Tioga) were lighter/better.

The logo should come off with T-Cut.

What with Wookie's Marin too, I declare 2013 the year pink bikes come out of the closet, err I mean shed :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:29 pm 
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I think a Prestige tubed Tioga T-bone stem would be a nice stem for this bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Bit of an update to report as I now have the forks back from C&G....

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Nice, clean job on them but had to say Bonjour to the Tange Prestige decal as Gil couldn't replicate it and, though I did try a few other options, it wasn't really worth it in the end - the decal was only small anyway..

Some other parts have arrived recently as well:

NOS XTII BL-M733 levers-

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XT M-730 chainset from spibblo on here (cheers!)

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XT RD-M735 rear mech from skolioza (thanks, Marcin)

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ODI Attack Grips

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Ritchey ForceLite bar, all of 99p on eBay..

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Also winging their way to me as we speak are some M730 XT bear trap pedals (eBay) with new black Mt. Christophe straps from SJS

:D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:36 pm 
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So up to here now as it stands:

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Snazzy 1990 team shirt bagged as well! :lol:

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Still need:

* XT thumbies
* SRAM/KMC chain
* Koolstop pads

.....so not too long left I hope :D

Cheers, Matty


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:38 pm 
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That's lovely, just looks so right. :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Freewheel catalogue p*rn!

That front mech is way too high of course :wink: and the flat stem looks a bit low?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:02 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
That's lovely, just looks so right. :-)


Cheers, Rob :D


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