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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:05 pm 
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have finally got around to building the wicked up and here is the result, please be kind! (my first retro build)

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This was originally my bike in early nineties until i sold it about 1995, a decision i always regretted. Anyway after bumping into a few members of this forum the memories came flooding back and i managed to track down the bike in a sorry state which i bought for the princely sum of £30.

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18 months and more money than i hoped later its looking a bit more healthy.

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Just finished it (apart from a few little jobs) and looked outside and its pissing down hence the photos inside.

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Spec

Frame : 1990 wicked medium
Fork : Pro circuit
Wheels : Mavic 231/261 rims on deore hubs (original)
Headset : XT
Stem : American
Bars : Syncros
Cranks : Cooks RSR reannodised by mansfield
Mechs : XT
Shifters : XT thumb
Cantis : Dia-compe 987
Levers : SS 7s
Grips : ODI Tomac
Tyres : Onza porc
Skewers : Ringle Ti
Seatpost : USE
Seat : Flite

Hope you like it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:19 pm 
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Wonderful looking build!

If this is your first retro build then things look very rosy for the future! :D

Cheers,Al


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:28 pm 
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Looking good, I do like purple 8)

You'll need to shorten the chain IMO.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:13 pm 
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Very nice!! Is this the one you were telling us about at Cannock that you got back off Will? .. or am I getting my wires crossed? :roll: :?:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:25 pm 
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Sweet build matey!!! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:39 pm 
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Great job, very classy. I'll give you £35 for it now. :P


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:47 pm 
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I love the classic lines of a Wicked. Your bike shows them very well. You did great with picking colour and components. Very classy! :D Love the American stem.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:54 pm 
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8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:55 pm 
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Good job!

Elev12k wrote:
Love the American stem.


I think the superfluous canti hanger would annoy me though. Thought about rigid forks? Or changing the stem? (black might look 8) )
And £30 to buy it back! Awesome score, regardless of the obvious sentimental attachment! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Thanks for kind comments guys.

Steve, will has got a teal yo, when we used to go over chase this was purple into a gold fade at back end.

elv12k, was lucky with the stem, its the original which i just polished.

I know the chain needs shortening, one of a few tidying jobs still to be done. :D


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