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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:11 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Some of you may remember my beginning over a year ago with this

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Rare, weird, heavy, unloved. We. We're made for each other!

Sadly I snapped a chain stay pivot a couple or three months ago and built this with the xt etc.


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I kept the frame in the vain hope of one day rebuilding it.

Well I recently spied something on fleabay.............. Took a punt.

Today a box arrived. Containing, drum roll,

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Nasty paint, but looks like it might transplant.

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The kona will not be split as it has a very special significance for me these days.

The shed will be raided. The ugly duckling will MFing live again.

Hopefully. :facepalm:

Edit: I have everything required to offend. I love this bike. Must be the gloss is making my eyes water as I type, honest :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:43 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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HI there THM

Looks like you've got a good few hours of fettling there should keep yah out of trouble

How long do yah think it'll be until you call the Grand Master, wizard of Retro in from Somerset to sort this one.....


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:46 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Nah, too slutty for him, he's gone all posh these days. I shall fly solo.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Did they paint the rocker red as well ? At least you have parts to transplant !


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:28 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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The orange chainstays will be removed and rough painted black before fitting to original frame The rest will be stored.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
How long do yah think it'll be until you call the Grand Master, wizard of Retro in from Somerset to sort this one.....

You have to let them make their own mistakes. It's the only way they learn.

Gone all posh!

WTF is that supposed to mean? :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:11 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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All a bit gauche and camp(ag)

Hook line and...........


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:16 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Hook line and...........


What's the phrase?.... erm, oh yeah.

"People who need to move heavy sofas best not piss in their own paddling pool"


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:22 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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And to think I bought you something from M&S today...........


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:26 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
And to think I bought you something from M&S today...........

Of a cake nature by any chance?

So, what time do you need this sofa moving then? :mrgreen:


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