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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:33 am 
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How did I miss this thread? That is a great bike.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Love it mate

So many levels of 'right' and so much cool about this build

Attaining the object of teenage ambition, but not just through money spent, through hard work and a bit of ingenuity all crafted together with your own hands

Going to be a first class stunner, for me this Ridgeback erotica is right up there with all the exotica!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:57 pm 
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^^

Many thanks for the very kind words, chaps.... :D

Somewhat embarrassingly late, I have none the less finished this off now (despite it being 99% ''finished'' for a few weeks now..... :oops: :facepalm: )

Last bit of kit to arrive was some XT thumbies:

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So that spurred me on!

Finished pics 15/08/2013

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Cheers,

Matty :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Bang tidy 8)

Tyres perhaps a fraction too big/bling for something of that vintage but looks light and fast :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Nice work Matty :D
That looks just like it did when l rode it home from the bike shop 23 years ago!

Really chuffed that it's going to get some use.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Very good mate. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Thanks all!

Especially Ian :D :D

Will do some ride pics over the weekend, I fancy a quick spin round Delamere.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Ooh! I'm getting all nostalgic now seeing it finished :D and having just been to measure up two very large '80s frames that are stored in my Mum's garage, in the boxes they came in. A custom Alves and an Overbury's Pioneer. I still can't believe how much retro bike stiff I hoarded over the years :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Contender for BOTM?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:30 pm 
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I dunno look pretty good to me :)

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