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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:32 am 
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Little update on the build, I decided that the new Xt rear mech I bought for nigel , should really be reserved for another build I have planned, so time to renovate a slightly more used one.

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quite a few bits n pieces in this one.

I've made a start on polishing the 'knuckle' part first.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Little more progress update.

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Decided to replace the normal steel mech bolt with a rather shiny alloy one :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:40 pm 
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I do enjoy refurb'ing an old part 8) - NOS just isn't my thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Shimano Xt mech , cleaned , polished/reassembled now fitted.

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Thanks Exeter man, I like to reuse where ever possible :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:48 pm 
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Hey Ian ,
I'm not surprised you didn't wanna sell that mech , can't wait to see finished bike now . BTW what wheel skewers are those ? My standard Shimano ones foul on the - albeit temporary - M737 rear mech . Mike :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:29 am 
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The skewers look very much like Ritchey Lightning Rods to me :wink: 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Hi mike , I'm pleased kermitgreenkona88 stepped in because I was unsure about the model of skewers , I did found out that they were 'ritchey' branded ones, I know one thing, I'm unsure If I trust them as they weigh nowt :shock: :?

Rebuild is coming on nicely , managed to do a little shopping for those last few remaining items :)


Lovely scott bar, I think it'll look nice :) unsure on the year though, certainly not a modern bar so I'll settle for that ;)

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This was hard to find, I managed in the end to gather this through ebay de :)

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Not as clean as I'd hoped (or described :() but will try and restore it If at all possible, If anyone has any tips on how to restore a seat then I'd appreciate your feedback :)

Another little purchase from germany was these old school scott grips :)

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Phew!! nearly there.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:16 am 
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Shifting duties sorted , old school ;)

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Two final parts to source, headset and front mech.

Headset I'm still unsure of what to do, I could keep the one in as I believe it may have been original to the bike, but it does not seem to fit snug evenly, though its running smooth, think there may be a part missing or parts assembled in the wrong order ?

And a front Xt mech to find :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:39 am 
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I am off to the mothers on Monday where i have an old bike in her shed it might be possible there is a front xt mech on it. I will check and let you know


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:43 am 
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Thanks andy , that would be great, it needs to be a bottom pull type and band size of 28.6mm , give me a shout if you can help me out :) ;)


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