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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:44 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Looking good naked, I like those colours, looks like you have something to be getting on with in the dark winter nights.
Wish I had them forks :twisted:
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not sure if I'll reuse the existing stem

If you do decide to get rid, could you let me know?

Cheers.......Nick


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:53 pm 
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this is going to be brilliant - lovely looking frame and forks, this is going to be a cracking build


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Took all the brakes apart, I was going to go for black Paul cantilevers, but i'm now thinking of keeping the original Deore and polishing them up.
Thought I'd better bag them up individually otherwise I'm bound to lose something ! :roll:

Started cleaning the rear mech up as well, took it apart and gave it a bath of degreaser, I've managed to get a M735 in pretty good condition will decide when it arrives whether to use the original or that one, if I go for the M735 I'll change the front mech and shifter to match.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Looking good mate..... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:46 am 
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Frame is at the local frame builder and I've cleaned two rear mechs, in two minds which build to go for, the original Deore or XT II, the Deore is in really good condition and I've managed to source nearly all an XT groupset some bits NOS and the rest in good condition.
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Started on the chainset, the Biopace rings are in really good condition, gave them a good clean and a scrub, still loads of life in them, started on the crank arms, started polishing them by hand as I didn't want the logo damaged, I've got an XT crank coming so I've decided to hold on finishing it off until I've decided which way i'm going on the build .
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Got a NOS XT II seat post QR and two NOS rear skewers, I was planning on cutting one down and re threading it to make a front but now need to check the diameter as I've been told the threads were rolled not cut.
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I'm quite enjoying this so far ....


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Great photos, excellent progress here

Nice workshop you have - perfect for a lot more builds :D

No mucking about with donor bikes here, just gratuitous use of NOS, nice work!!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:32 pm 
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I don't think it matters which groupset you use, with that level of workmanship it will be superb.

My workshop once looked something like that.... then I cluttered it up with a load of old bikes. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Groovy!

seemed to have missed this thread :? Not sure how... :oops:

This is coming along nicely. Love the attention to detail you're putting in. A man after my own heart.

Can't wait to see it all come together.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Giom6 wrote:
. Love the attention to detail you're putting in. A man after my own heart.


Yeah, except this one will get finished. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:59 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
Giom6 wrote:
. Love the attention to detail you're putting in. A man after my own heart.


Yeah, except this one will get finished. :mrgreen:


Easy!

It isn't a competition…quality takes time :wink: and the good will of painters :?


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