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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:51 pm 
Old School Hero

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It’s proven hard to get a Team frame but I now have a 1994 (edit: frame built Sept 1993, colour scheme 1994 sales year in Europe, but US spec so unsure of their dates) off eBay. The paint is about as bad as is possible so it’s going to have to come off if this thing’s going to be saved. So, it’ll be going to 1993 blue/pink and dressed in full XTR (when I can get it at the right price, so it might take a while)

The bike was originally in Michigan, US. The seller says he imported it from New York. So it’s had a journey, and it shows...

I’m not sure how accurate my hanging scales are at low weights but it shows this at exactly 1kg. That’d be ok for a modern road bike!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:33 pm 
Old School Hero

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Nice to see the bike shop that sold it is still going 26 years later. Might see if they can post me a sticker for post-respray

https://business.facebook.com/pages/Bil ... 0774632603


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

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The paint condition looks better than mine was before stripped. Good luck !


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:14 pm 
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i like these 8)

this guy has a good youtube cahnnel with a few montana vids...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyJEDEVGII4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8buLrl6IM


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:34 am 
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Cool project, looking forward to seeing the paint. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:39 pm 
Old School Hero

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enc wrote:
i like these 8)

this guy has a good youtube cahnnel with a few montana vids...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyJEDEVGII4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8buLrl6IM


Yes I’ve seen these, in fact had a brief chat with him on Facebook about my Comp restore a couple of months ago. Seems a nice guy.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:44 pm 
Old School Hero

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Spent last night removing stickers and wire wheeling the worst of the rust. Ran out of time to get going on the paint stripper, my least favourite job.

The Bontrager Ti saddle arrived today. Expected it to be hard to source. May have got lucky to find one straight away on eBay. I was the only bidder at £20 (bargain when Flight Ti goes for £50ish and far less rare).
The photos on eBay didn’t make it look great so very pleasantly surprised. Far better nick than the Flite I saved on the P7 project.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:15 pm 
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Nice project. Looks identical to the 1992- 93 frame. Think you’ll have all the Montana Team Boyes watching me included :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:26 pm 
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ishay wrote:
enc wrote:
i like these 8)

this guy has a good youtube cahnnel with a few montana vids...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyJEDEVGII4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8buLrl6IM


Yes I’ve seen these, in fact, had a brief chat with him on Facebook about my Comp restore a couple of months ago. Seems a nice guy.


yeah, only a young lad i think but into retro and vintage bikes. his turn around is unbelievable at least couple bikes per month.
He's not into it for a quick buck but genuinely enjoys the restoration aspect. he doesnt go for deep nut and bolt restoration though. i think he just likes to restore and nove them on ... sometimes at cost or not much profit.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:40 pm 
Old School Hero

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racer x wrote:
Nice project. Looks identical to the 1992- 93 frame. Think you’ll have all the Montana Team Boyes watching me included :D


Well according to the serial number as I understand it, it was made in Sept 1993 (U309xxx) so I suspect it's identical. I have 1994 and 1993 Comps are they are identical. This seems near identical to them aside from the deleted pannier bosses and noticeably butted bottom bracket tube.

Knowing it was made in mid-93 makes me even more comfortable with the blue/pink colourway :D


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