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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:45 pm 
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Thought I would post up some pictures of my Dale project.

This will be my first start to finish project (dam you retrobike, dam you to hell :twisted: ). This is a 1994 Killer Vwhich was orange originally but has been 95% stripped already.

It had a crack issue which has now been welded, will post some pics tomorrow, pretty goo job, thanks for the referral Kaiser :wink: .

This is going to be my singlespeed for the SSUK this year and as we are all in the grip of financial Armageddon I decided to keep the budget tight. All in all I have spent about £165 (and a box of beer). The bike won't be bling but going for the polished Al and black components to keep it clean and simple. I was going to go for the retrobike-period-correct-anal retentive build but have to admit that this is just not me. I'm to impatient and don't like spending the money, a bargain hunter so to speak. :roll:

The next step is to get the last bits of paint off and then polish. I can then go for it as I have most of the bits albeit I have some mary bars coming (told you I don't do it properly).

Will keep you posted of my progress, BTW fitted my first bottom bracket last night, now can fully strip and rebuild which is nowt to shout about but I was clueless about anything mechanical last year, me and Zinn have been learning as we go along :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:52 pm 
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Here are the weld pictures and I managed to get some time today to do a bit off buffing, It is the first fine wire and brasso rub down, lots more cloth action to come.......


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:15 pm 
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Tidy weld job Gaz, now crack on with making her SHINE 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:41 pm 
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"crack on" :lol: :lol: :lol:

You my friend are a funny guy.....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:42 am 
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Put some more of the dale together tonight.

I'm pondering over the bars and seatpost. If I stick with the silver flat bars then I must go to silver seatpost right? But I'm keen on a set of marys (black) so the bonty seatpost stays yeah?

Oh yeah feel free to tell me the bottle cage is wrong, saddle (just for you pickle :lol: ) is awful etc.... open to constructive crit. just remember, I dinna want nae bling :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:46 am 
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The look of that is outstanding. :D

I think I would try a shiny seatmast to keep with the theme. Black is all too easy.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:21 am 
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Gazz outstanding 8) I reckon the black post might be ok with the black bars. You'll need some tyres for that mind and thats the gayest bottle cage I've ever seen.


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i got a nice bonty flat bar to match the post chap :wink:
looking good tho fella


rob


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o and kaiser is right
bottle cage = gay

lol :P


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:30 am 
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your wish is my command- the tires were in the dishwasher :lol:

Please don't tell the wife :roll:

I have a silver post shovelon but I think the marys are going on this bike (I demand some comfort :twisted: ) so black will prob. be the option.


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