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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:31 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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Some of you noticed it on ebay the other day, I got it for £47 when collected the chap was a really cool dude who got married last week and only wanted £40 so off I trotted ....

First look it was filthy and I mean grime everywhere!! I dont think it had been washed in years and was used as a daily commuter
Its bog standard Lx groupset with XT V brakes and XT rear mech all looked in ok condition no dents anything scarey looking.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:38 pm 
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And here it is after a complete strip down, Everything taken apart and greeced , rear shock changed , and a change of parts to make it more tasteful ... Still needs setting up ( brakes etc )

I have to say I am pretty pleased with myself not because it was a bargain but its the first time I have really gone to town stripping and building a bike to the point of a bare frame with rear pivots etc .

So here it is!!! :D :D :D

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Nice - my recommendation - strip all the red paint off the swingarm and forks, will look a whole lot better.

If you want my spare swingarm (already stripped!) - I'll bring it to the Wobble if you like FOC.


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very nice, i dont understand some people


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:51 pm 
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here was mine after stripping everything off (hadn't quite finished job at time of photo).


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:53 pm 
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Ooooowww I like that :D

What did you use to do the stripping ( Paint stripper I know :D )

Was it proper messy , a hassle, something you wish you hadnt started 3 weeks before FOD ride? :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Wow, thats awesome, my favourite bike of all time, what a fantastic bargain!!

Congrats.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:02 pm 
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proper job 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:15 pm 
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daj wrote:
Ooooowww I like that :D

What did you use to do the stripping ( Paint stripper I know :D )

Was it proper messy , a hassle, something you wish you hadnt started 3 weeks before FOD ride? :D


yup - Nitromors :D

yes proper messy, a hassle, something I wished I hadn't started etc etc! Worth it in the end I think though. Ended up switching the rear swingarm for a carbon one (they are interchangeable) and selling it on to a mate who still has it. The swingarm is the one I have spare.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:23 pm 
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mattbrown wrote:
very nice, i dont understand some people
Thems Poorphleckes is no good. :lol: Git rid of it fast!!!!!!!!

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