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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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i was flapping myself until i cleaned up then i thought nah thats immaculate she wont even know, she had been in the door two minutes before i got grilled on why all the bathroom silicon sealant was stained and why the place smelled of chemicals she never misses a trick, im excited to see how the bike ends up now i even managed to get a GT seat in black with the logo in yellow.
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all i can do is wait now so i bought myself some cleaning kit from the supermarket to scrub the bike from top to bottom.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Great thread - great find. Somebody left a GT complete with skid lid locked to some railings not far from me. It's been there for months now and has been totally vandalised so it's heartening to read a thread like yours. Thanks and enjoy your ride :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:19 pm 
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To the OP, I've been working away for a few days,my offer of the handlebars still stands so if you want them send me a pm.

Cheers

Matt


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:58 pm 
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loving the spraying in the bathroom, thats hilarious! my other half goes ballistic when I start washing stuff off in the bathroom 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Nice save ......Tequesta's get grief for being heavy - cuz they are. Still, my first "real" off road ride was a Tequesta that weighed in about 32 lb built. Can't help but have a soft spot for these. Cool that GT put such nice paint on even entry level bikes back then ....

She looks to be cleaning up nicely ....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:17 pm 
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i got pics and they are luverly first these turned up today
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so i had a panic fitting session before the boss got home but she caught me in the act, was surprised i didnt get a telling off but she said she couldnt be mad at me when i was grinning like a little boy at christmas and heres the reason why
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im chuffed to bits and its not even finished i still need to fit the new pedals the two finger levers and give it a proper detailing what do you reckon so far guys.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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bit of a crap picture of the front end but needs to be shown in honour of matt (kona lover)
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pair of seriously light carbon bars and a set of dmr grips your a top bloke and the offer of the bacon butty brew combo will always be available.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Looks good. Get some thumbies on it...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thats the plan once i get the new brake levers all polished up and ready to go.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:46 am 
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looks great! to get those front brakes working better, the pads need to be moved further inboard as held by the cantilever. this will allow the cantiler arm to sit at an angle further away from the wheel. in turn, it will allow you to even up the length of your fixed straddle cable, and the brake cable section as it is held by the pinch bolt. and resulting...in better feeling brakes :D


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