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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:51 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Ha thats a first! Me an inspiration! Is it an Eldridge? Cummon a bit more info needed!


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Oh and a slight casualty has occurred...I know that you are not supposed to harm children....BUT my boy (only 3 1/2) managed to knock a step ladder onto the Team damaging the "N" of the downtube Marin decal on one side!!!! :shock:

Not sure what I am going to do yet maybe I'll just leave it but it takes the shine off it :(


Thank goodness he missed the....forks(enter relief emoticon) :lol: . proper bummer, but what can you do? new decal set or hold out 'til somebody has a spare from a build..etc..

Two classy machines there doug. You don't need anything else, but, it never ends there does it?? :) :) I share your pain/passion. (same thing) :o

It that the new garden then? I've got yukkas too, cut them all down two years ago and now they've sprouted from the base and near 5ft now, good evergreen for your garden and, the cat loves climbing up them with the cork-like bark.

good grief marc, get a grip...

weather looks set to suffer for a day or two but hopefully you can get out at the weekend. which to choose. :?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:13 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
Thank goodness he missed the....forks(enter relief emoticon) :lol: . proper bummer, but what can you do? new decal set or hold out 'til somebody has a spare from a build..etc..

Two classy machines there doug. You don't need anything else, but, it never ends there does it?? :) :) I share your pain/passion. (same thing) :o

It that the new garden then? I've got yukkas too, cut them all down two years ago and now they've sprouted from the base and near 5ft now, good evergreen for your garden and, the cat loves climbing up them with the cork-like bark.


Ha the forks are fortunately un scathed (PHEW!) but I lost a little zolatone too higher up the downtube in front of the "M". The thing would be colour matching the replacement "N" with the current originals as they are bound to have faded...think I will have to put it down to "patina". But you can imagine the situation...I hear a crash in the shed...followed by a "daddy the ladder moved"!!! My heart sank when I saw the damage! But its my fault for leaving him un attended!

Yeah new garden more space and more room for bikes! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Nothing as exotic as that is a 96 rocky Ridge


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Chute55uk wrote:
Nothing as exotic as that is a 96 rocky Ridge


Nothing wrong with the Rocky Ridge! I had a 1993 on for a short time...just the alu frame wasn't my thing! Lets see some pics when you get it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Lovely looking bikes there, I've jut built up an interesting 91 EG, very similar to this one but with a wild paint job. Rides nice


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:28 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
Oh and a slight casualty has occurred...I know that you are not supposed to harm children....BUT my boy (only 3 1/2) managed to knock a step ladder onto the Team damaging the "N" of the downtube Marin decal on one side!!!! :shock:

Not sure what I am going to do yet maybe I'll just leave it but it takes the shine off it :(



Sorry to hear about the damage to such a beautiful bike, but all is not lost. I've had the same problem and I normally visit my local model shop and spend ages choosing a correct shade of enamel to match the sticker and then applying with a quality fine brush in very light coats. For the Zolatone, I have 5 different shades of Matt grey and can normally mix the exact shade with a bit of Patience. I find if done carefully you can hardly notice and its far better than a respray and repro decals.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:04 pm 
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....now up for sale see here:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:30 pm 
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....now up for sale see here:

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Noooooooo....... :shock:


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