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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:42 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Oh god, not another Pace!!! Sorry folks, bare with me here, labour of love over the last 7 odd Months, you may have seen some updates on Facebook but I thought I’d do a proper update here...

So, start of the year, I dug my bike out of the shed and it was in a sorry condition...

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It was embarrassing, I completely neglected the bike and it looked in a sorry state, I gave her a well deserved clean but to my horror thought I’d located a crack near the bottom bracket area...

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Urgh...time for a strip and proper look, please let it be fixable

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:48 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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So, after stripping it appeared that it was cracked paint, not the frame...

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Time to lavish it with love and polish...whilst I was at it, the XLite barends and Stem/steerer got some love too

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:53 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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So it was off to the anodisers, I wanted something a little different, I’d seen some really nice builds out there notably Racer X’s Purple Paces, they were lush.

I wanted to tribute the 92 Pace Team Bikes, but didn’t want Purple...urm what about Pink??

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Oh good lord!!!

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I also went for a clean and re chrome of my stem steerer, turned out well eh...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:57 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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So, getting a Pace Team build together was tricky, I’d already had a Mavic groupset so thought I’d use that instead of hunting down an XT groupset, needed Magura Racelibes which I scored cheaply, also got myself a Turbomatic saddle so I was pretty much there...

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Thanks all, hope you like the finished product...

I’d like to acknowledge the following for their help and assistance

Advanced Anodising Ltd in South Waikato, Marcel is all knowledgeable in these types of things http://anodizing.co.nz/

Metal Immersions Ltd who took the time out of stripping by chemically dipping the frameset http://www.metalimmersions.co.nz/

Gil M for supplying the top notch Pace decals https://m.facebook.com/retrodecals/

Kia Ora Sheetmetal for their drilling and attachment of the cable guides http://kiaorasheetmetal.co.nz/

And Wellington Electroplating for their work on the stem steerer http://www.wgtnelectro.co.nz/



Rich


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:58 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Already looking like it’s shaping up to be a lovely build.

I’m kind of glad you didn’t give the stem/steerer the pink treatment as well, it could have ended up looking really quite “wrong” :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:08 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Thanks mate, yes thankfully I couldn’t anodize the stem steerer as it was steel...looks good silver and breaks up the pink :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 am 
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Bitchin!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:21 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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you know I love it dudey


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Looks tip top. Who did the anodising?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:46 am 
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Tidy


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