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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:13 pm 
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groovyblueshed wrote:
Indeed – you're making very good progress. The black frame & forks are gonna look smart fitted with the orange coloured decals and silver parts – not sure if the purple bling will match...


It's how my mates bike was so the purple stays I'm afraid, one thing I do need to find to take it back one more step to how it was is a USE Seatpost with purple clamp parts. The original was replaced due to a broken clamp many years ago :(


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:29 pm 
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In honour, it's gotta be purple 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:46 pm 
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Well I cracked on last night and now she just needs cableing up but work will get in the way today.

Decided to go with a steerer mounted cable hanger, didn't have one thin enough in the spares box so I raided a BOS a mate gave me. Stem wouldn't come out due to rust so took a hacksaw to it! The rest of the bike minus wheels, pinched for a friends kids bike, will be donated to a bike charity so didn't feel too bad ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:31 pm 
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A very fine prestige, looks great.. quite like a splash of purple bling...


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Location: I know where the stash is – the secret's safe with me. The flying squad will never find us...
Prestige looking hot! I'm also quite intrigued with the garaged Mini...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:14 pm 
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groovyblueshed wrote:
Prestige looking hot! I'm also quite intrigued with the garaged Mini...


Thanks buddy :D

The Mini is my other love, 1992 Italian job model which due to being run into at a roundabout in 2008 has undergone a total transformation to a MK1 style. 1293cc engine, stage 3 cyclinder head, twin H4 carbs, Moorspeed phase 2 cam, running megaholt, uprated suspension and brakes, 10" wheels, retro look interior. When I finished her (well they are never really finished) I turned to restoring bikes.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Frame: 18" 1993 I think, Orange Prestige (Tange Prestige tubing)

Fork: Orange steel

Headset: Tange 1" threaded
Stem: Specialized Team
Handlebar: U.S.E
Grips: Ritchey
Barends: U.S.E

Brakes: Front Shimano Deore XT NOS, Rear Campagnolo Icarus
Brake Pads: Front Shimano XT, Rear Madison
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Dia-Compe

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT thumbless
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano XT HG
Chain: Shimano Durace HG
Cranks: Shimano Deore XT
Crank Bolts: Shimano with purple covers
Chainrings: Shimano Deore XT outer and grannie, PACE extruded middle ring
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN71
Pedals: Shimano XT flats

Hub Skewers: Purple ano
Rims: Mavic M231
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Double butted
Tyres: Front Vetta Kaos Theory, Rear Tioga Psycho Edge
Tubes: Panaracer

Saddle: Bontrager Ti
Seatpost: U.S.E

Seatpost Binder: Stainless bolt

Weight: 26lbs


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Welly Nice 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:23 pm 
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randomdan wrote:
Welly Nice 8)


Why thank you ;)

Got a nice USE post to go on, something it had when new, just waiting on a shim.


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