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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:34 am 
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was8v wrote:
That looks really fantastic 8) can't wait to see it built.

We will have to all turn up to a national on our Orbits, there's a growing contingent!


Blimey! I'll have to get a move on with mine! :oops:


Yes you will :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Quick update and a couple of bad photos taken in too much sun!

Just bringing the Orbit up level with the Zinn really as the photos show. Scariest part was applying the decals but was8v gave me some tips when he supplied them and all went well.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Still looking lovely :D


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:03 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Still looking lovely :D


Jealous!


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:11 pm 
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That's looking rather nice! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Thanks for the complements but it's not perfect. The bit I like the least is the dent in the top tube that I missed before powdercoating(?) but I'm happy enough with it and I'm going to press on forwards.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:23 pm 
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This is bringing me out in a cold sweat because I'm trying to 'downsize' but I've long had a hankering for a yellow bike with black kit... :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:20 am 
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It's looking good, the colour is excellent, but I'd watch it riding the practice track around the garden.

That washing line looks at just the right height to garrotte you.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:49 am 
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As a matter of interest, what's the rear dropout spacing on this frame? 130mm or 135mm?

Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Black Country Steel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:59 am 
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Looks fantastic 8)


andyz wrote:
As a matter of interest, what's the rear dropout spacing on this frame? 130mm or 135mm?

Cheers,
Andrew



Mine is 130mm, but I run a 135mm M900 hub no bother, just a bit awkward to get it back in.


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