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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:07 pm 
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Well, here she is! Bought on here a few months ago and well on it's way to being finished!!

M737/8/9, XT Thumbies, Dia-Compe SS7/987, Mag21 SL Ti's, Topline, Ringle, USE

Few more things to do - some bolts to replace, some bar-ends to fit and a new set of wheels (M737/8 on black rims with black spokes) to be built but it looks like a bike now than it has since I got it :)

There's a set of Mag21 Legs and a set of Rigid forks on their way to the sprayers shortly to take on the lovely green/blue of the frame

I was thinkiing about bar-ends. Would getting a set sprayed the same colour as the frame with orange decals (Onza) be too much, or would plain black or silver look better.

Comments/advice/Suggestions on finishing touches welcomed! :)

Thanks for Looking
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:13 pm 
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looking good but the derraileurs are way too late for the rest of the bike i think?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:22 pm 
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The frames a 1994 (force40 and canti hanger with aheadset). I bought the Rear (M737) new in very early '95 :) and the front (M739) came in around '96 I believe.

My general rule of thumb is that I can fit anything dating from within 3yrs after the frame was built - it's not a hard and fast rule though....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:24 pm 
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I'm no big C-dale fan but I kinda like this


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:45 pm 
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Colour looks ace! Did you say you were getting the Mag21SLTi colour coded? Or some other forks?
Would be nice if you could pick out the orange somewhere - maybe orange barends - I think blue would be a step too far!
4 thumbs up! :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:56 pm 
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Can't take credit for the colour choice, DiscoDrive sold it with that scheme - although it was the colour that made me want the frame so badly :)

Corduroyboy wrote:
Did you say you were getting the Mag21SLTi colour coded? Or some other forks?

I've sent of a set of standard Mag21 lowers and a set of rigid forks to be matched to the frame - don't wanna paint the SL Ti's. I understand the actual lowers themselves are the same on Ti and non-Ti models - if not, it's still worth it to retain the shiny ones in stock :)

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Would be nice if you could pick out the orange somewhere - maybe orange barends - I think blue would be a step too far!

Orange bar-ends sound pretty cool actually - I've managed (after many B&Q visits) to find a paint swatch to match the decals which means I can send a sample to the painter :)

I wanted to Orange anodise the 987s but cast ally gives an unreliable finish and I couldn't find anyone to do orange anodising in any case :(. If I could find an anodiser that did a nice, rich orange I'd have the 987's off there like a shot and replaced with some Paul's, Graftons or similar machined jobbies as soon as I could afford :D:D


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Looking good Will - love the colour scheme. You using those forks I sent you?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:17 pm 
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MadCowKev wrote:
You using those forks I sent you?

They're off to be painted this week (if I get to the PO) along with another set from Kingroon. The forks both curved but have quite different profiles and I can't decide which looks better. So for the relatively small expense of spraying them both I'm hedging my bets on the rigid option for now :D:D LOL!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Am lovin' it 8)

Think it'll look better with the rigid forks though.


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