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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:13 am 
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Just thoughtI would send you some pictures of the Formula progress.

It has been a bit slow to be honest. A lot slower than I would have hoped but I'm getting there :)

Progress so far. I have been wary of going too far with the clean up so it doesn't look brand new. I still want it to look like the original race bike, just smartened up :)

Everything has been stripped and cleaned(ish). I have polished the crown and dropouts on the forks and I'm pretty happy with them. I've resprayed the brake mounts too and I managed to find a cheap 305 headset so I just replaced the top section and now it looks the nuts.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:17 am 
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Next up were the rear stays, seatpost and saddle.

Again, not going to far with a respray or anything. I cleaned up the seat post and resprayed the clamp just to smarten it up. I had a nicer Flite so I've used that. Polished the seat collar and got a nice bit of SRP purple with the seat clamp. Rear stays have jut been cleaned up and I have cleaned up and polished or sprayed the bolts.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:22 am 
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Last bit of progress for now.

The Wheels.

I managed to get hold of some nice purple Hope / Campag wheels (thanks mate :wink:) and polished them up. Added the IRD freewheel, a set of purple x-lite skewers and a lovely set of Continental Supercross tyres. Job done! :)

Its starting to come together now but still need more time to finish off the other bits. Handlebar and mechs next.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Good to see it looking like a bike again.

I'm not sure that the words nice and purple go together, but each to their own I guess.

Where did you get the freewheel from?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:00 pm 
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I think purple and cool go together if its the right amount of each :)

The IRD freewheel was from sjs cycles. It was pretty expensive but it had the best reviews and the bike won't be ridden hard so hopefully it'll be ok


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Looking awesome mate!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Sum choice period parts there G, subtle and sexy and just enough to compliment the O/E decals.

Where do you find these tyres from you bugger...!

Looking good, and looking forward to the finale, and your thoughts on how it rides.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Rich wrote:
Looking awesome mate!


Thanks mate. It's taking time but I'll get there...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:30 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
Where do you find these tyres from you bugger...!

I asked that same question.

Apparently they are hand carved especially for him, by a retired Continental worker living in a cave in the mountains close to Bavaria.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:32 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
Sum choice period parts there G, subtle and sexy and just enough to compliment the O/E decals.

Where do you find these tyres from you bugger...!

Looking good, and looking forward to the finale, and your thoughts on how it rides.

8)


Thanks Carl,

I was just trying to add some tiny details on top of already high spec parts so I hope they work.

The tyres were from my favourite - eBay Germany. Find all manor of nice things there but they can be expensive :?

Hopefully it won't take me as long to do the rest of it :oops:


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