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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Remember seeing the add for this in 1988 in MBUK magazine, it was the first MTB I lusted after, and never managed to get one.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:30 am 
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I've been giving a lot of thought on what to do with this, and I won't be building it up with Exage Mountain.
I've had a better look over the existing Exage bits, and I'm not overly impressed with any of it.
My first MTB was equipped with it, and I remember now why I saved up all summer to buy my MT60 equipped Jamis!
Unless I manage to source a nice MT60, or M730 groupset by the time the frame is ready, then I'll build it up with an MT62 groupset I have (currently fitted to the other halves bike :lol: ) and then change over as and when something more suitable comes up.
I build my bikes up to be ridden, and I really cant face hunting down a groupset for it that I didn't want in 1988, let alone now!

On the paint front, a friend of mine came over last night to take a look at it. He has 30 years experience working for Porsche as a sprayer, and used to do a lot of pretty impressive work on scooters. He's doing this as a favour to me, so I figure I don't have a lot to loose by seeing how he gets on replicating the original finish.
He's taken the frame to get a paint match, and I'll be hand stripping it when I get it back.
That's all for now :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:47 pm 
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It's all been a bit quiet on the Overbury's front...until today!
Having seen the job the chap did who bead blasted my Vit T2 frame, I decided to let him loose on the frame and forks.
He's been snowed under, so it's taken him a while to get around to doing this, but he called me this morning to say it was done?
I was waiting for the 'but I'm not sure you'll want to see it', but that didn't come.
So, I picked it up on my way back from work, and here she is in all her bare metal and fillet braked nakedness :D

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As LGF rightly said earlier in the thread, I'm going to have to do some work on the pitted areas, but I'm pleasantly surprised with the rest of it


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Structurally that just fine. for the pitting i would go on eBay and get some flux coated 55% sliver brazing rods and a mapp gas torch form B&Q. can you will have them filled in no time :¬)

I found a Mavic oxygen rim with overbury decal on it if you want. i will look to see if i have the pair. and i found a mk1 deore front mech if you want too. all karma if its of uses.

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:58 pm 
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biglev wrote:
Structurally that just fine. for the pitting i would go on eBay and get some flux coated 55% sliver brazing rods and a mapp gas torch form B&Q. can you will have them filled in no time :¬)

I found a Mavic oxygen rim with overbury decal on it if you want. i will look to see if i have the pair. and i found a mk1 deore front mech if you want too. all karma if its of uses.

Pete


Cheers Pete, you're a star!
I'm sill finishing my Vit T2 at the moment, so this will be getting put somewhere nice and dry/warm for a while until I'm ready to carry on with it.
I'd love that Rim please, and even better if you can find the other one :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:27 pm 
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It appears that we are at the same stage with our Pioneers! Mine looks largely the same but with slotted guides. Unfortunately the threads on the bb shell are a bit shagged so a previous owner has drilled 3 small allen bolts in the shell to hold the cup in place.
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Sorry for crashing your thread, I must start one for mine.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:34 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Sorry for crashing your thread, I must start one for mine.


No problem!
Have you decided on paint yet?


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:39 pm 
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makster wrote:
No problem!
Have you decided on paint yet?


Not really no! Can't even decide between a single colour or a more true to the original fade. I'm going to use a local body shop as I'm chuffed to bits with the job they did on my Dekerf.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:43 pm 
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I'd love to see the results.
It may be a while before mine goes any further.
I need a MAJOR re-think on what bikes I can find space for in my flat. Either that, or I move :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:45 pm 
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makster wrote:
I'd love to see the results.
It may be a while before mine goes any further.
I need a MAJOR re-think on what bikes I can find space for in my flat. Either that, or I move :roll:


This might be a 'who can do the slowest build' then as I have a couple further up the queue at the moment :lol:


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