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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:07 pm 
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1993 Nail Trail.

Built this up out of vinegar and brown paper and sweepings from the garage floor- only had to buy the bankrupt stock brakes and levers and a chain tensioner.

Could do with changing the saddle for orange/yellow one if you have anything...

Funky yes?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:46 am 
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Funky indeed 8)

Looks like a flyweight flyer!! Parts bin builds are fun.

Respect :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Hey spibblo, nice bold build :)

What are those brake levers like? i was looking at them but the pics weren't very close-up.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:03 pm 
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Gruff wrote:
Hey spibblo, nice bold build :)

What are those brake levers like? i was looking at them but the pics weren't very close-up.


cheers

The levers are a bit crap. I think the bodies are entirely plastic. There's no slot for easy cable access, you have to pull the adjusters out and push the cable thru the hole. Look a bit cheap close up too.
Still, they were cheap which is what I wanted and look ok from a distance...they'll do for my happy shopper/tow path warrior :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Like :D

love the paintjob (but then I would be biased as my muirwoods is very similar :lol: )

but that is a seriously nice bike you have there.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Spibblo wrote:
Gruff wrote:
Hey spibblo, nice bold build :)

What are those brake levers like? i was looking at them but the pics weren't very close-up.


cheers

The levers are a bit crap. I think the bodies are entirely plastic. There's no slot for easy cable access, you have to pull the adjusters out and push the cable thru the hole. Look a bit cheap close up too.
Still, they were cheap which is what I wanted and look ok from a distance...they'll do for my happy shopper/tow path warrior :)



Thanks for that.
I was only interested as they are orange. I'll stick with my Avids then :)


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