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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:50 pm 
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I never had one of these or even rode one either but i do remember them being popular BITD and it is good to see one of these cruisers restored to a lovely condition 8) 8) ..


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:54 pm 
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darrenh wrote:
i'm reading between the lines, are you saying 1/4" bolts holding slender seat stays to chain stay, horizontal drop outs, blades butt welded to the crown on the forks, might not be very durable :lol:



There's nae flys on you!

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:31 pm 
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few detail bits.

new croysdale hub cleaners installed !

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shrink wrap on rear brake stays so it don't scratch mi' paint

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retrofitted grifter front brake stays

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random shiny shot

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dug an old post office bike seat out of the shed just so i can have a go, doesn't look out of place tbh !

so now in full on 1970s geek spec with hub cleaners, kick stand and battery guzzling lights :p i'm off down the corner shop to get a quarter of rhubarb and custard

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:54 pm 
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!!! Drop that stem!!!

First sign of a discarded hubba bubba on the floor and you will be chewing concrete...............


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Jussa wrote:
!!! Drop that stem!!!

First sign of a discarded hubba bubba on the floor and you will be chewing concrete...............


I'll second that ;) ..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:28 pm 
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saddle cover complete, big thanks to mum for knocking this copy up on her sewing machine (leatherette from dunelm mill) !

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cracking job, even sewed the original piping back in.

I fed a new wire through the loop at the bottom and about 45 minutes of wrestling got me to this stage !

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then a few weeks back I found an ebay seller making repro handle bars in mandrel bent 304 stainless, much better than my shonky chrome painted repair.

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I swapped over the bars, and fitted the re-covered seat, its a bit taught in on the top arc but will stretch with a bum on it for a few hours worth :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:36 am 
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Now that certainly is looking original and nice effort sorting the piping on the saddle 8) ..


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:29 am 
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fantastic job


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:50 am 
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Lovely job! Even my wife seemed impressed, between grumbling about men and their toys. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:04 am 
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That is class. Recall the Bombers from the old Raleigh catalogues.


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