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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:58 pm 
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Last weekend I bought this Lightning in Belgium.
It is used a looooooot, look at those cranks!
Never seen so much wear on cranks.
All the other parts are also very worn, but luckely the frame is in great shape! No chain suck, dents or big scratches.
I got some nice parts in the shed so can get building pretty soon.
Really love this one!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:47 pm 
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That really has been erm, preloved :lol:

Intrigued to see what your build will be like :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:16 pm 
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More like raped :-)
But I will take care of her and treat her like she deserves.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:33 pm 
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And there was light!
Stripped from those horrible parts and polished with scotchbrite.
Looking better all ready, need to remove some stickers and then ready for building.
Looks like one of the first Lightnings according to the serial number.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:44 am 
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After a big fight with the stuck BB, giving up several times, I finaly succeeded yesterday. 8)
This will be a period build with some newer touches like the wheelset and forks.
The stem and handlebars are just for now, I will source some Syncross period ones.
Quite happy with the results so far!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:57 am 
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Looking much healthier!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:27 am 
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Thats a beauty 8) .Great to see it found a proper home.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:09 am 
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Thanks guys, I think it's glad itself it got some TLC after all these years. But it can't complain to much,it has been ridden much and hard for years in the Ardennes.
The previous owner has worn out and replaced the original forks, brakes, mechs and wheelset.
I can't wait to ride it, it feels pretty light (forgot to weigh it after the BB finally got loose...)
Still have to decide on seatpost, stem and handlebars. I'm leaning towards all Ti, what are period correct Ti parts?
Seatpost Syncros, stem and bars Titec?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:24 pm 
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That's looking really sweet already and i can't wait for the next update so i'm sitting up for this one ;) ..


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:00 pm 
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Cheers mate, it is going into another direction allready as I scored some Avid arch Supreme brakes and levers and a wheelset with Middleburn hubs and 517 ceramic rims. :roll: 8)


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