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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Well, been meaning to do a build thread for ages so here goes....

I came across this on Gumtree in Cornwall a few months ago and realised it was too far for me so I outed it here, however with HUGE THANKS to Adrian (raidan73) on here tis now mine.
Adrian went to the trouble of collecting the bike and then boxing it up for me.....legend :-)
I knew it was gonna be rough but boy o boy was it rough!
I hoped to refurb it on a tight budget but after a few hours polishing it just wasn't happening (pitted to hell tbh) so reluctantly sent the lovely old frame and fork to John Whiteman Engineering in Long Eaton, Notts to be powdercoated.....and the news is its ready for collection on mon :-)
Obviously, this is no factory rebuild, just a revival at what will hopefully be a daily rider.
I got Gil to adjust the standard decals to suit the new white/blk colour scheme as I thought the red/yellow would look daft.

After a few hours with some wire wool and a rattle can I managed to salvage most of the original parts....though had to buy a new front mech....Arrrh....also I need a new BB(wot size should it be?)....I had to cook the old one with gas to remove and in anger threw it into a nearby field???

Anyway....still after a nice pair of bright amberwall tyres is anyone can help?

I will update on mon when I get the frame back :-)

The pics should show what state it was in!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:49 pm 
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With some polish


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:57 pm 
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As much as the bike is the star of this (or any) thread - top marks to Raidan73 for helping out. What a top bloke and if there was a forum member of the month award he'd surely get it. Sums up why this forum is so worthwhile.

Now looking forward to seeing more of the bike... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
As much as the bike is the star of this (or any) thread - top marks to Raidan73 for helping out. What a top bloke and if there was a forum member of the month award he'd surely get it. Sums up why this forum is so worthwhile.

Now looking forward to seeing more of the bike... 8)


I will post pics mon or tues all being well....he is a selfless legend:-) Lets all keep spreading the karma.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Glad you've had the persistence to stick with it mate. I can testify that it was a real beater when I picked it up. Looking forward to the pics on Monday :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:17 pm 
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registering for updates on this RM revival! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:21 pm 
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I didn't get chance to collect it as yet....thurs I think at the moment. ...will keep you posted chap's :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Lots of admiration for these timeless RM, following with great interest !! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Well, I managed to find time today to go and collect the frame and all i can say is all is good! The frame is super glossy as I had is lacquered after the powdercoat :-)
Just quickly slapped the decals on and I think I did good by not going with the stock red ones?! I'll try to hang some more stuff on it asap but work has gone crazy so leave it with me :-)


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