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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:09 pm 
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Well yet another bike has ended up in the garage :roll: As this was uncracked and needs a hell of a lot of work, I felt duty bound to rescue it.

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Missing the front derailleur, stem and needs a new headset (11/4"). Has 2 small dents where the derailleur band sat and will test my polishing skills to the max (unless Peachy wants to offer to come and help me polish it!) The front and rear forks are solid so quite a few challenges but it is as yet crack free...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:19 pm 
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eyes peeled :)


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Will be great when done....
Slow burner?

Take a look at my P7 I’m rebuilding just a few threads down and use my method to strip off the laquer :wink:

Good luck ... will be worth it...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:27 pm 
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Will do. Most of the anodising has gone so just a few area's to strip.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:44 pm 
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Has it had the head tube replaced? The first picture the welds at top tube down tube head tube look odd? Or is it the angle maybe.
Looks like it's already had a striping agent over it?

Interested to see how you progress, I have one I have had repaired.
Everyone knows they crack, it's just a matter of when not if unfortunately :(


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:24 pm 
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Probably the angle as ok in real life. Someone's already stripped off the anodising so it's just a case of lots of elbow grease and I will wax it when finished


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:35 pm 
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Great project - but like Peachy and his Trek you’ve both taken on one hell of a challenge

If polishing away patina wasn’t as therapeutic as it is - I’d say you were both nutz


Looking at the dates yours is only 8 days younger than mine !


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Looking at the dates yours is only 8 days younger than mine !


Life imitating art or vica versa?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:00 am 
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hey, I have a similar project only mine is missing the noodles that join the rear suspension to the main frame. will you dismantle? I ask as if you do I'd love to get a pic of the parts as it looks like I will need to have them made.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:09 am 
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ti_pin_man wrote:
hey, I have a similar project only mine is missing the noodles that join the rear suspension to the main frame. will you dismantle? I ask as if you do I'd love to get a pic of the parts as it looks like I will need to have them made.


Not planning to dismantle at the moment as everything moves reasonably freely


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