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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Cheers mate ;) and i'm just hoping that i find myself a nice 19" framed explorer when i can start looking
but untill then i'll just enjoy looking at yours lol :) ..


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Well ive finally sourced all of the bits i need for the build all XT M732 other than wheels and headset which are DX M650 still acceptable, my first job is to clean up frame and touch up as i would like to keep the original look without respray etc.

Any ideas for touch up pens etc. in this colour, all ideas will be met with a virtual man hug :D

Also need to touch seat post up (oh you are awful) as it is scratched bet logo is there and good....

Then i can begin to assemble, i will post pics of all bits and pieces later, i am as excited as a pig in s**t and thanks to all the people who sold me the bits i needed.... :mrgreen:

'A wise man once said ''Owning lots of retro bikes is a sign of verility'' cheers Steve


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:37 pm 
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It's good to see you've got the majority of the bits you need but the only thing i can suggest regarding touch up paint unfortunately is to track down a paint specialist and take your bike frame to see if they can do a match and if they can then they should do a touch up kit which are a little fidley but well worth the money ;) ..


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Thanks for that fella I have purchased a clear lacquer touch up pen I don't mind if its a little rough adds to its character....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:55 pm 
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Nice n 8)

saw your post in MrG's thread - if you want to go back to suntour from the dx brakes - SJS sell a set of xc se pederson canti's for £30 notes.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:32 pm 
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That was me on Mr Gumby's post and this is Karlos' Seeker. They are the only two large ones I've seen though. You can see mine on the old MF anonymous thread though I might start a thread as I do more to it. Come on Karlos! We want some pics of how yours looks now! ;-)

Cheers for the tip, sadly my bike budget only really stretches to essentials so while its a shame to switch away from entirely non-shimano that's how its gotta be. The DX looks pretty good though and the diacompe looked as bad as they performed imho. May be adding some DX wheels too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:35 pm 
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Sorry I know I'm useless got all the bits but no time to build promise it will be complete in next few weeks


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Ah I see - I'd got the impression it was all done.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:37 pm 
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jaypee wrote:
That was me on Mr Gumby's post and this is Karlos' Seeker.


A :facepalm: day :lol:

both 8) though

sell the dx canti's and find another tenner - jaypee


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:40 pm 
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I wish it was took me an age to find all the right bits and work is getting in the way of me building it....

A week on the sick may be required


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