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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:02 am 
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Yep, the grey Clockwork/Prestige had the same classic decals as the orange/purple one above. Think that one's a '92 :?

I'll check a Stif ad from a'92 MBUK to confirm. :wink:


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that looks cool and a really good read to boot! look forward to the finished article


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Oh, 8)

You are getting even better at putting these build blogs up very tidy. 8)

That Stif advert and the combo of Clockwork and Pace makes me fuzzy. Ah good old days. Back then i wasn't as much of a perfectionist, so I was just a kid who wanted a lighter and more responsive cool bike, and one day i got a black stickerless orange which I retouched minor perfections with car paint with good results. yep all the off the peg from stif builds were out of my budget along with all the top brands. So some sticker engineering and purple metalic paint engineering and Velo flite copy to finish off a suntour/shimano hybridded light f&f and shiney new mavic ceramics was it. 8) sweet

Sure its gonna be awesome if you are building it 8)


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lewis1641 wrote:
that looks cool and a really good read to boot! look forward to the finished article


wot that man said.

The bike defo has an old school feel to it, really involving ride but you have to get the right line or else your toast.

I remember finally getting it right coming down a rocky section of the west highland way in 1993, I finally realised that I had to let the bike take me down the trail, all I had to do was point it in the right direction and stay balanced- sounds easy but the bike was bouncing about all over the shop- on the proflex I could have been eating a sandwich whilst on the mob to the wife but on the orange I was right in the moment.

Looking forward to this being finished and your first ride.


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Nice choice of parts chap, it's gonna have that quintessentially British MTB look to it :wink:

Pace & Orange is also The Law :!:


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Thanks for your kind words of encouragement gents, part 2 is well under way and will be ready early next week.


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8)

.............waiting for part 2! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:32 pm 
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Hey Sinnett,

I really love the new project.

The way you post and all the pics make for a really enjoyable read... you should have a job writing for a bike mag.

I am looking forward to seeing this bike in the flesh when it is finished.

Keep those pic coming.

BTW I have just picked up a NOS MT4 so watch this space....

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Ride and smile,

Chaser.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:30 pm 
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Sounds great chaser, looking forward to seeing it.

Part 2 of 4: Controls

Stem: Syncros

The stem is a 1 1/8” a-head Syncros. I’ll be fitting it using a steerer shim to bring the 1” steerer to size. I’m not Syncros’s biggest fan it must be said as I’ve found many of their products to be substandard but their stems are excellent. Cantilevers will be used on this project so a Syncros cable hanger will be paired with the stem.

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Bars: Renthal/Pace RC-130

Ask a group of motorcycle racers who makes the finest handlebars in the world and one name will reverberate around you, Renthal. They were only with us in mtb’s for a short while but made a lasting impression with their collaboration with Pace. Thus, I’m pairing the Renthal/Pace RC-130 bars with the Pace RC-30 forks.

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Grips: ODI Tomac Attack

These grips have become my favourite old grips. I never had them back in the day but after using them on my last project I’m sold on them. I’m using bar ends so the ends have been cut off using a craft knife. Renthal grip glue is then used to secure them to the bars.

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Bar Ends: ?

For the past week i've been rubbing down, filling dents with filler, filler priming and white priming a set a set of Answer Hyperlites. Only to discover that they won't fit the Renthal Bars, due to the integrated plugs on the bars. Now i'm not sure what to use, anybody any ideas?

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Seatpost: Shimano XTR M910

I had this seat post ear marked for another project, but it’s the perfect size (26.8mm) and looks good fitted to this project. Not era correct as M910 was a couple of years younger than the project, but it feels right and looks right to me.

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Saddle: Flite Titanium

It’s got to be a Flite and fortunately for me it came with one, and an orange one to boot. Should give a light racer look to the project.

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To be continued…


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starting to look the biz, the post/saddle is very nice, and the bars are way cool- maybe the syncros in silver..........





















I'll just get my coat :roll:


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