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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:21 pm 
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That's going to be stunning!
What's with the deeper drive side chainstay? Some trick from the mists of time?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:22 pm 
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More than likely made by Rick Kent when he worked there, I'll ask him..... :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:33 pm 
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Haha well it's code named project scargill in the workshop at work ;-)

Leedevelopment... Anything you can find out about the frame would be much appreciated!

I've got most of the parts together now, a real mix of old and new, but nothing too blingy. I'll get some photos of the kit up soon


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Just had a quick chat with Rick..."Yep, that's one of mine; built for a guy in York originally I think,it's a long time ago. I used a lot of Max for mountain bikes and all were fillet brazed, even the road frames. I never did TIG max, the curves flowed really well with the elliptical tubes, nice!"


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Awesome. Thank you! I bought it from the original owner, a friend of mine (in York) who'd been toying with the idea of selling it to me for ages and finally relented, at least it will get used now.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:12 pm 
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I'd suggest full XT kit and silver bits but that's just me.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:17 pm 
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I'll be putting the original lx gear back on for now with Thomson and salsa bits. It's all stuff I already have and the budget is fairly low. i have another project on the way from konaman (my favourite ever bike: kilauea)There will be the obligatory flite as well...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Rick's chuffed to bits that the frame's being restored and ridden...as it should be :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Frame and forks are now at the powder coaters... he's very experienced with bike frames so will fill a couple of slight dents for me as well ;-)

The guy is very good and has done a couple of my previous projects:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:07 pm 
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I know a few guys who used to rave about the Max OR tubes BITD. Never got the chance to ride them myself though


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