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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:39 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:05 pm 
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I hadn't ridden mine for a very long time, till today, rode at welsh trail centre, Cwmcarn and did Cafall trail and Twrych. The bike still XC rides flawlessly, on a sunny dry day it was just great. The only thing I might change next time are bigger tyres and tighter pedals. Ace. Old bikes should be ridden. I was stopped by two sets of people wondering what it was and then being very excited when I explained. A bike worth keeping.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Agreed tin pin!

Last parts of the fork acquired:

-shockbone v brace which will be custom painted to match the legs of course! (both to be painted titanium finish),
-Ti bolt kit.


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:06 pm 
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A small update

-Seatpost binder re-anodized clear to match the headset, and installed a new ti bolt.
-Fox Alps 5R rebuilt by Risse Racing.

Everything in the pic below is staying, so should give a good idea of the final direction, which is going to be very understated..(Note 1996 gold Mavic 230 rims)


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:27 am 
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Wow ! that's looking mouth wateringly good 8) 8) ..


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Now that's a Crankset...NOS Kooka and NOS Actiontec rings/bolts.

PS I will strip the entire bike down eventually, this is just mock up..


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:16 pm 
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I decided to mock up the fork before ano/paint given all the aftermarket parts..fought me a bit but fits like a glove now....

-The Paul crown will be clear anodized.
-The Shockbone brace and legs will be painted a titanium color.
-White springs
-Factory Rebuilt Risse Gem cartridge.
-Ti hardware.
-4 new bushings pressed in.
-Perfect stanchions.
-Aluminum Steerer
-Silk Screened Rock Shox Decals

A Frankenstein fork, but when done will look as though it came that way from the factory (to the untrained eye) :wink: "


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I decided that a carbon brace (even painted) was inappropriate so I tracked down an nos Dengler brace from a guy in Germany.

This is the final direction.. All clear ano to go with the avid arches, kooka cranks, fox alps... and other bits


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:01 pm 
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I'm lucky I'm wearing my bib today because I'm drooling a little.


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Ever seen titanium judy legs? Very impressed with my painter..


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