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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:59 pm 
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Just got 'er in the mail, rescued from the porch outside my brother's college dorm. Shield your eyes gentlemen, its not pretty:

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So now she's getting stripped and off to the powder coater (or sprayer as you brits seem to call them). I was surprised to see the old XT stuff on there, my dad simply had it laying around. Now the question is, should I restore the XT stuff with new bolts, or go with the 94-era LX stuff I already have?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:02 pm 
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Its awesome all you people are getting on with these projects. Brilliant stuff. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:03 pm 
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Oh by the way, I found the project two- threaded in some guys back yard here in town yesterday. $5. Couldn't believe my eyes and good fortune.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:44 pm 
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For the love of muffins that stem HAS TO GO!!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:15 pm 
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Oh yeah, its gone. Awful.

I have the original Velocity stem, but I'm not sure whether to use it or get something else.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:43 pm 
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Looking pretty! :lol:

Those XT brake levers are lovely, I have a set on my Orange.
I would be tempted to try and re furbish the XT stuff unless your LX kit is in really nice condition.

Powder coating as we understand it is where the frame is heated and a fine grain powder of paint granules are sprayed on to the frame, they then melt on and produce a tough surface.
The firm I use spray liquid paint onto a cold frame and this is then baked to about 70 degrees centigrade to harden the paint. This is repeated many times, usually 2x primer 3x paint and 1x laquer to give the final finish. A bit pricey but very nice all the same.

My own Kona project has hit the buffers as I am waiting for some V brakes which have enough adjustment to reach the skinny Campagnolo Atek rims I am using! The Orange is being picked up tomorrow!

I am well used to translating from US to UK as I am a US citizen by virtue of my parents but have lived here most of my life so any queries just ask!

Cheers, Pete.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:14 pm 
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Hey Pete -

Yeah you got the powder coating description down. I'm also having the 1993 decals made powder-coatable, so they're going to be underneath the upper layer (not like the normal stick-on ones). I always liked the 93 decals better than the 94 ones.

I've done okay translating so far I think.
Bits = parts?
Bollocks = crap
Respray = paint


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:26 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
I've done okay translating so far I think.
Bits = parts?
Bollocks = crap
Respray = paint


Depending on the intended usage of course, bits, parts and bollocks could all mean the same thing.

eg, in the sentence "I went over the bars and crushed my parts on the stem." The word 'parts' could be substituted for 'bits' or indeed 'bollocks'.

Sorry... I'm bored, my wife has gone out and I've nothing to do.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:27 pm 
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Russell, what's keeping you! Surely if your wife's out then the Zaskar should be in the living room :lol:

Tomorrow night you'll have a headset to fit anyway, enjoy the peace and quiet! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:52 pm 
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Russell, what's keeping you! Surely if your wife's out then the Zaskar should be in the living room :lol:

Tomorrow night you'll have a headset to fit anyway, enjoy the peace and quiet! :wink:



Ooooooooo, I don't know where to start, in this mornings post I received my headset (thanks Pete, loverly!) , a new Syncros stem (absolutely gorgeous!!!) and some STI levers for my road bike (boring but functional).. I very nearly exploded with excitement :)


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