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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Nothing like a bit of pikey rattle-can action while the missus is out :)
I used to do sets of alloys on our balcony, even bought a cheap tent to use as a spray booth once.
Don't do this, the ventilation is practically zero. I nearly blacked out from the fumes.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Did you save the grips? you could of sprayed hair spray under em to work em loose and with the bars bashed a round bit of wood in to sort the crimps out. No bother tho still bringin a dead bike back 8) hope theres no overspray in the bath room or ther'l be ''no more bikes in the appartment'' I live in one and its a nitemare where bikes are involved :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:51 pm 
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dont worry im good at keeping the long haired general happy no over spray and no mess left lay around, im going to get a new set of bars the same dimensions as the old ones but might treat myself to some carbon jobbies, might have a look around tomorrow and see if i can find a local metal merchant to cut me some ally for the seat stem now that i think about it i might have hem cut me some bars as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Hang on to that tent, it may come in handy to sleep in out on the balcony if the missus catches you painting in the living room. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:27 pm 
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love this thread. great find! the use of the bathroom is a classic. make sure the mrs does not find this thread, or there may be trouble :lol:

the bike looks like it is in really good condition all said and done, it will be a great little thing once you have it going again


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:39 pm 
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i12ride wrote:
Hang on to that tent, it may come in handy to sleep in out on the balcony if the missus catches you painting in the living room. :lol:


My thoughts exactly :lol: Classic while the cats away action - we've all done it!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Love this thread.

Immaculate apartment + bike cleaning / spraying :)

NO WAY would I get away with that....

Bike is from the coolest period of GT, U brake + wacky paint :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:49 pm 
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cheers for the positive comments guys it all adds fuel to the fire, a mate came over from london today with a temporary rear tyre its from maxxis and looks to be in good nick the only drama i can see is its a 1.95 and the front is a 2.1 any suggestions on which i should mount up front and vise versa he also brought me a seat and post but the post is slightly too narrow and to be honest a bit short for my liking, the seat is a bit ripped up but the end caps are removable with screws so im going to strip it down check the foam then recover it possibly in some camouflage gortex i have and tack it in with my heavy staple gun.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:07 pm 
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If you've got tyres of 2 different widths, the wider should go on the front. Unless they're front/rear specific, of course.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:24 pm 
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I've got some carbon fibre handlebars you can have. I'm working away till thurs night so would be Friday before I could post them :wink:

Matt


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