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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:30 pm 
Old School Hero
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Marin Bear Valley

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bought 2nd hand many moons ago for £50 has spent most of its life shed bound but my recent knee problem pre a sponsored walk when i fell (gardening) dilocated knee subsequent injury was diagnosed as large menicus tear anf ruptured ACL :cry:

physio will involve road work on bike so plan is to rebuild my steed and poss run it both road and off-road (when healed).

took several shots to help ID , dating and framesizing

all advice greatfully recieved (except Bin IT)

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is this correct way to measure ??


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:36 pm 
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No need to bin that, plenty of life left in the old girl 8)

What are your plans for it, a quick service, upgrade or a complete stripdown ?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:41 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
No need to bin that, plenty of life left in the old girl 8)

What are your plans for it, a quick service, upgrade or a complete stripdown ?



i think it deserves complete strip down and a right good fettling + upgrading


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:41 pm 
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Take the stand off it :)

And I have some part that are going Karma/FOC that may help the build. Brakes, skewers and a few other bits. A mountain LX front and rear mech also in the Karma pile.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:44 pm 
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Take off all cables and parts you can. With the rust it looks mainly surface but you cant reuse those cables so they can go straight in the bin.

Degrease everything.

Sort the rust. Try vinegar on an abrasive sponge if I were you, that will eat up a lot of the light rust (wipe down after) then you can see what needs properly sorting.

Buy yourself a basic tool kit from on one for £20 this will have nearly all the tools you need and pays for itself http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOJW13PC/jo ... l-tool-kit

The wheels might be salveagable but depends how bad the rust is. Tyres need blowing up hard to see if perished or not, but easy and cheap to replace.

Well worth saving, and dropping the sofa saddle. Good luck!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:45 pm 
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rear wheel quite bent and front slight out of true
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:09 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Take off all cables and parts you can. With the rust it looks mainly surface but you cant reuse those cables so they can go straight in the bin.

Degrease everything.

Sort the rust. Try vinegar on an abrasive sponge if I were you, that will eat up a lot of the light rust (wipe down after) then you can see what needs properly sorting.

Buy yourself a basic tool kit from on one for £20 this will have nearly all the tools you need and pays for itself http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOJW13PC/jo ... l-tool-kit

like that tool kit spot on

coomber wrote:
The wheels might be salveagable but depends how bad the rust is. Tyres need blowing up hard to see if perished or not, but easy and cheap to replace.

got set wheels on way after payday with tyres

coomber wrote:
Well worth saving, and dropping the sofa saddle. Good luck!


but my bum is decilate :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My Project
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:18 pm 
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tack4 wrote:
coomber wrote:
Well worth saving, and dropping the sofa saddle. Good luck!


but my bum is decilate :lol: :lol:


I think he meant replace the saddle, not ride without it. :)


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