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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:03 pm 
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An absolutely stunning iconic bike. A timeless classic that will always turn heads.

Cant wait to see it finished 8)


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................. what can i say.

simply stunning !!!!!!

what colour exactly is that fluro yellow called ?
is it a standard colour or is it specially mixed by whoever sprayed it ?


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magicmistertea wrote:
................. what can i say.

simply stunning !!!!!!

what colour exactly is that fluro yellow called ?
is it a standard colour or is it specially mixed by whoever sprayed it ?


Paint is called 'rattle can Flouro yellow' by a company called Halfords :lol:

Bit more to it than that though....
Firstly given a coat of acid etching primer, then 2 coats of high build primer, wet flatted with 1200 grade, 2 coats of white 2 pack, then 4 coats of the rattle can flouro, then clear powdercoat for toughness, flatted again with 1500, decals applied then 3 coats of two pack clearcoat to make em shine. 13 coats of paint in total. The pics don't do them justice- they look superb in the flesh.


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Good work Si.

You want suntour or shimano though. Pace rings came a year or two later.


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Crell wrote:
Good work Si.

You want suntour or shimano though. Pace rings came a year or two later.


yeah, I didn't know that. Had a look at that review in the scans section and that bike had Biopace rings on it. I like Biopace II so i'm looking for a mint set now to go on it.

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ive got a minty set of biopaces mate ill dig them out and shoot a pic over.


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billinjah wrote:
ive got a minty set of biopaces mate ill dig them out and shoot a pic over.


Good man!


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Nice work Dr S,

Been following this project since Andyl started it...is it ready for it's first outing yet?

Rich 8)


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love your restoration threads :D Thanks for giving me a good evening


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Dr S, that bar isn't quite right for the vintage though is it? :wink:


Nope, they are Renthal's as originally fitted.



IIRC I had to wait 2 months for my Renthal bars as they weren't ready with a final version - and this was in 92.


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