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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:49 pm
Posts: 37
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Progress... Starting to look like a bike already :)

The stem was Alkon branded and quite scuffed / bruised. Removed the anodizing for a hand polish - to match the condition of the other components. Turned out well in my opinion!

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After polishing:

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Seating department a white logo Flite with a setback 2-bolt post (brand is unknown to me)...

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Now looking like this:

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Next up will be controls...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:21 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:49 pm
Posts: 37
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Finishing most likely this weekend - only cable setup and some final kit (the Shark Fin, XT Pedals, XT Chain, grips) still to go

Looking forward for some May Day cruising :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:47 pm 
Retro Guru
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Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:07 pm
Posts: 344
Location: Tunbridge Wells
I do love an old Dale frame. Always wanted one BITD, but too poor a student to get one. Still not scratched that itch, but I do have (and love) a CAAD5 roadie.

Great job on the stem. How long did it take to get it like that? I assume not entirely by hand.

And lovely selection of components. Mint or almost mint condition stuff for a showroom ready bike. Lovely!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:49 pm
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Location: Helsinki, Finland
Now a finished build!

More photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/ace3dK8CY6ptdV869

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Old School Hero
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Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 1:39 am
Posts: 159
Location: Auckland, NZ
Beautiful


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:19 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:21 am
Posts: 80
Location: Ashmore City
Stunning and well done. Exceptional !!!


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