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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:49 am 
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Love the individuality and detailing in the earlier bike. You just don't get that anymore.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:20 pm 
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Love them both, the blue one looks fun to ride


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:03 pm 
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Got the 87 apart and cleaned. Frame looks good. Some nice patina on it.

Eriksen did some cool stuff back in the day and you can see it a bit easier with the kit off it.

The combination of lug and brazed joints is really pretty. The brazed gusset over the headtube lug is particulay nice. He made all his own cable stops. This one only has the one on the rear stay but the 82 has several. My fav part is how the cable for for the front brake runs through the pinch bolt for the stem. That and the moots mounts :) patented in 1980 and never changed much.


The parts cleaned up better then I hoped so I will get to reuse a bit more then I expected.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:53 pm 
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So much for that rolling by month’s end theory. FML :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:54 pm 
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Started sanding down the 87 moots to see how bad it was. The rust coming out of it like an a broken hour glass. I’m gonna send it in to be blasted. Can’t save any of the paint. Dammit.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:25 am 
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Just sat down and reread this. What a saga! I'd love to have an early '80 bike in the collection but you just don't get them on this side of the pond.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:40 pm 
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Love these threads, Jim. Great builds and looking forward to the finished ones.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:40 am 
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Well ... one of them is done. Long challenging build but it all worked out.

Frame: 1981 Moots Mountaineer

Fork: Moots

Headset: Shimano 600ex
Stem: Moots
Handlebar: Moots
Grips: Magura
Barends: None

Brakes: Deerhead XT
Brake Pads: Mathauser
Brake Cables: Dia Compe
Cantilever cable hangers: Deerhead XT
Brake Levers: Magura

Shifters: Deerhead XT
Front Derailleur: Deerhead XT
Rear Derailleur: Deerhead XT
Derailleur Cables: Diacompe
Cassette: Shimano
Chain:Shimano
Cranks: Sugino AT
Crank Bolts: Sugino
Chainrings: Sugino
Chainring bolts: Sugino
Bottom Bracket: Sugino
Pedals: Suntour XC

Hub Skewers: Bolted
Rims:Ukai
Hubs: Deerhead XT
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: Copper
Tyres: NOS Panaracer 1st Edition
Tubes: MEC

Saddle:Ideale
Seatpost: Laprade
Seatpost Binder: Bolt

Weight: Early 80s Light

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:19 pm 
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Gorgeous bike Jim! Looks like a bike begging to be ridden for hours. Well done as always...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:54 pm 
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Love that. Full of character. Lovely patina. Nicest bike I've seen in a while.


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