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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:16 am 
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So ... this is/ has been a long old build due to work commitments and other stuff but I feel like I’m ALMOST at the real fun bits now. I class this as the final part of the build where all the polishing has been done, your fingers are no longer sore and it’s mainly nice clean bolt on work.

Still got a few bits to polish or fettle (front cantis, levers, thumbies) but I’m in the final quarter of the build with all that laquer stripping from the frame and hours of polishing firmly in the past.

I’ve decided to go down the purple anodised route for sheer period indulgence. Just subtle tho. Would purple nipples (on the bike!) be going too far????

Thanks to John Deverill on here who assisted with getting the fork internals fettled to like new again and for the new service parts. Top man. Thanks John :D

Hope you like the pics.

Im aiming on the build to be finished by mid September at the very latest.... maybe sooner depending on Work, family and competing hobbies!

Can’t wait to ride this.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:18 pm 
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Made some good progress over last couple days. Still a few jobs to do but I’m already getting excited over how this bike looks and the finish on it!

Here’s a few pics to see the progress...

I’ll post fill build spec And weight when complete.

Cheers
Andy


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:59 pm 
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8) really like this.

Nothing reminds me more of mountain-biking in the '90's than a polished aluminum frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:21 pm 
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Thanks mate. It’s gotta be one of my favourites so far.... can’t wait to finish it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:45 pm 
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Très beau travail !!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:20 pm 
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Almost there now!..... few pics so far....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:38 pm 
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Great job lad! I'm way behind on builds with fewer excuses!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:44 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Haha... thanks Ross!
I really can’t wait to get this complete as it’s got to be my favourite build yet!
Andy


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:23 am 
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Very clean build.. looks very rideable too! Like the mix of modern and old, well thought out. Really like it!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:38 pm 
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Cool ride!

Good to see you at the beach today, can’t seem to send messages on here yet.

Chris.


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