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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:48 pm 
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I doubt that it would have been upgraded from Deore to Deore DX , I would guess last years frame or heel clearance required ar the rear , it has low pro canti's up front so is a very good question as usually they would have been paired with the wider MT60 style ones

I like a nice u brake so am pleased with it being there ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:42 pm 
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ooooh very nice, do you know what year. U-brake on the back 87-89? but the DX and shifters are later? i will be watching to see how this one is finished. proper good that is!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Gert lush that is James... I've a massive soft spot for Overburys especially due to the Bristol connection, looking forward to the build process and the final result. There's something very satisfying about a bike created by Bristolian's having spent its life in Bristol and now owned by RBs very own err.. Bristolian 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Handy that the paint matches the stripes on the chair in your shed.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:49 am 
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Handy that the paint matches the stripes on the chair in your shed.


:lol: Shed ? That is a summerhouse I'll have you know :lol:

I will have to take a trip to the sweet shop and get me some Rubarb and custards now :P


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Had some tinkering time today , I have removed the crap and fitted some better parts that will suit me and my riding better 8)

First to go was the cup and cone BB, a nice XT cartridge is much better, the frame was super clean and rust free inisde the shell which is reassuring, I have fitted thumbies as the DX STI units I have never liked, XT rear u brake and XT black canti's, I have also rebuilt the wheels with a black XT front hub and a black ringle rear hub which is 130, I wanted to fit the black XT rear but its 135 :( , some specialized amberwall tyres , the seat post will not stay just to see if black looks ok which I think it does,I will look to get a black one in 26.8.

I need to give the frame a good lean and polish , shorten the chain and get some nice grips and it will be ready to hit the trails 8)

I'm guessing the saddle is the original , it's dated 1990 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:01 pm 
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That's more than a bit of tinkering!

Looking lovely with the new decals on and that stem is retrotastic in length :lol:


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