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I must admit, I didn't check this thread out because it was a Bear Valley...


But wow! I'm glad I did! Incredible rebuild! 8)


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I take the liberty to add a link to a quite similar renovation happening in France on a rockrider ( sold by the big decathlon sports shop chain)

with a nearly similar attention to detail.

Well most of you might not master Moliere's language to understand it all but there are a lot of pictures :wink:

Biker own thread

Forum thread - maybe easier to follow as pictures are included


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not a big fan of marin , so did not bother with this thread till today .

what a mistake !!!!

excellent work , I wish I had same patience and talent . :D


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Still looking totally amazing 8)

I can see a possible market for those stainless steel ferrules as well, very tasty. I for one would have a set of them :wink:


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This is officially my favourite thread. I applaud you sir. Keep 'em coming! :D


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This threads got busy all of a sudden :shock: Thanks for all the comments :D

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I must add though ----> its only a "Bear Valley"....is it worth it for all the time spent on every nut and bolt?

...but I do know what its like to rebuild for nostalgic reasons rather than value etc.. :)


I knew someone was going to say it sooner or later, and I bet there are a few thinking it :lol:

‘In my opinion’ yes, it is worth it ! Most of my reasoning for this is in the first post of this thread. When I started the build it was my only bike (although I have since acquired another FOC from my brother that I will probably do up for my GF and for use off road) so I wanted to build it the best I could and make it individual / personalized at the same time.

I know that the re-plating / re-anodizing etc is not a viable option for most bike builds but bear in mind my main hobby is a kit car build. This has been having items re-plated and re-anodized so the bike bits have been getting thrown in with the same batches which keeps the cost down somewhat.

For the new bits I have made the materials are cheap and again normally bought in larger quantities then I need for the car build (last lot cost me £10 something for half a meter each of 12mm SS and 20mm ally). The only real cost is my time when I stay on at work. Even that isn’t too bad as I am office based and finish at 4:00 - I can go down to the workshop for a couple of hours and still be home in time for home and away :lol:

It just seems that it is in my nature that when I set my mind on doing something I will do it to the best of my ability regardless of the time & patience it may take.

Hopefully at the end of it all I will be able to look at the bike and know 100% that there are no bodges, no corners cut and no other like it !










Either that or I have a touch of OCD … :lol: :lol:


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I take the liberty to add a link to a quite similar renovation happening in France on a rockrider ( sold by the big decathlon sports shop chain)

with a nearly similar attention to detail.

Well most of you might not master Moliere's language to understand it all but there are a lot of pictures :wink:

Biker own thread

Forum thread - maybe easier to follow as pictures are included


Some great work on there 8)

The lathe and emory is bringing me out in a sweat :lol:


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I wish I had same patience and talent . :D


Talent ? the main ingredient is defo patience … :wink:

I am quite sure that with a sizeable dose of it (and the removal of monthly hormones :twisted: ) I could have guided my GF to do all the above to the same standard :D

WD :D


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Well worth it - your doing an excellent job.

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WD Pro wrote:
Either that or I have a touch of OCD … :lol: :lol:


Just a touch? My man, you ought to be the basis of a clinical study! :lol:


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