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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:02 pm 
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This is unfinished but most of the bits are on it..

It was a recent E-bay find. I have wanted a Bike tech since the early 90's and this was spotted by a fellow retrobiker and put on the e-bay/auctionwatch section.. 8)

Anyway it was in quite a mess when i picked it up and came with a full 93 LX groupset.. I had the frame re-painted a dark mettalic burgundy. And i wanted silver parts for the build to stand out againgst the paint..

So as luck would have it a kind gent on here was selling this earlier NOS LX stuff which i think is much classier than the later black LX..SOLD to me!

Ill update as i add cables and finishing parts to it...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:48 pm 
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if you ever wanna sell the saddle, pm me :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:52 pm 
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I'm sure there was a bike shop called Bike-Tech in Exeter which used the same font. Coincidence?

Great paint job BTW :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:51 pm 
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Thats nice joe, whats the biketec story? What tubeset is it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:16 pm 
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nice - like it :)

wasn`t Bike Tech from Germany - founded by Markus Storck and the frame he used came from Toyo ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:16 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Thats nice joe, whats the biketec story? What tubeset is it?


The tubing is TANGE-ULTRASTRONG and im anxious to find a new sticker for this frame.

The paint is powder coat and i had the original Tange Struts and Ritchey stem painted to match with a silver flake lacquer over the top..

The pics dont do the paint justice :(

Im pleased with the frame resto because it was in a pretty messy cosmetic state when i got it!

Ill keep updating when i have added the finishing parts :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:18 pm 
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magas wrote:
nice - like it :)

wasn`t Bike Tech from Germany - founded by Markus Storck and the frame he used came from Toyo ?


yes to both fella :D

the frame looks scarily like early 90's steel Rocky Mountains :?:

think they shared the same builders over at TOYO.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:53 pm 
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That's really nice Joe, liking the colour and yes, older LX is nicer than the black stuff I reckon, maybe a nice DX rear mech to round it off?

I'm on constant lookout for an ultrastrong decal for the Hot - I'll keep you posted if I find any :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:45 am 
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slimjoe wrote:

the frame looks scarily like early 90's steel Rocky Mountains :?:

think they shared the same builders over at TOYO.


I was thinking the same :wink:

my RM Equipe looks almost the same.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:44 am 
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Fantastic job Joe- That is a really classy looking bike now. 8)


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