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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:51 pm 
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Hi folks ,

Just wanted to share with you the beginnings of my newest project , a Bontrager Privateer . Believed to be a '95 model from Jonnyboy666 from whom I bought it , I couldn't resist it with it's new paint . Even in battleship grey , HMS Bonty looks cool , and I've got a picture in my head of how I want her to look . Aren't all battleships female ? :lol:
She is not going to have expensive parts hanging from her , just a ( hopefully ) simple , elegant workhorse that I'll be having fun on for many an hour .
Just the one photo for now , of how I got it , sorry , her !
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Anyway , must go now . Seeking bits and bobs . Will update as things arrive .

Hope you have a good weekend , one and all .

Mike :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:56 pm 
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That's nice. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Nice mike. Tempted on this myself so glad it arrived back on the forum.

What forks are you thinking?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:39 pm 
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cherrybomb wrote:
That's nice. 8)


Thanks buddy :wink:

coomber wrote:
Nice mike. Tempted on this myself so glad it arrived back on the forum.

What forks are you thinking?


Thanks mate

I have some Orange split crown rigids , and a pair of Judys winging their way to me as we speak
8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:02 pm 
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well done Mike, looking forward to seeing it out on a ride or 4 ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Cheers Max ,

If you buy me cake , I may even let you see the front of it too !

BTW are you going to the jumble next week , and did you sort out a bike for Mrs Max ?

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:23 pm 
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haha, i might be able to stretch to some cakey naughtiness ;)

yes I am, and we did..it's a 12" scott (courtesy of rosstheboss) that almost fitted the bill, save a too short seat post which is why I think her knees went again. Time will heal and we will try again with some coke can shims


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:27 pm 
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Good to hear it , about the cake and bike that is . Those Scott bikes seem to fly up hills so I'm told :lol: :wink:
Pity H got injured again though :(
Gives you time to sort her bike out I guess . What size seatpost do you need fella ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:29 pm 
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that Scott runs a 26.8, Ross has a 26.4 which I figured we could slide the coke can around and get something a little longer than the 280mm that it was supplied with


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:31 pm 
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Not sure if I have one of those . I'll have a rummage in the loft for one when I get home brother


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