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 Post subject: thankyou
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:59 am 
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Fantastic job Joe- That is a really classy looking bike now. 8)


Why thankyou sir! :D

Hoping to have it finished by the end of this week..

then ill take it outdoors and get some proper piccies done.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:48 pm 
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That looks very well done. Classy bike 8)


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 Post subject: Almost there
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Well i just spent last couple of hours finishing the Hikari :D

Ive now added Fast Feather wheel quick releases, Ritchey brake levers, Suntour accushift 7 spd thumbies, NOS DX pedals, NOS XT 2mm brake cables....

Im quite happy with the results but i feel it should have Ritchey tyres on it like it had originally.. Im also going to put a 135mm axle in the NOS LX wheels i got for this and swap them over..

Pictures coming soon :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Very nice resto look forward to the finished pics you got any before photos?


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 Post subject: Before photos
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:22 am 
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clunker wrote:
Very nice resto look forward to the finished pics you got any before photos?


I have a couple of pics of it in its awfull state..Ill post em up when i get chance.

It had a bare metal patch in the middle of the top tube the size of a fist :lol:

Ill get some better pictures of the finished bike too later this week.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Bike-Tech and Nöll had some very cool MTB-frames. I think Nöll had a complete rigid steel bike down to -20 pounds, IIRC Bike-Tech had some stupid light rigid bike too.

Nöll is still around, but their old bikes from ~1993 where oozing with class IMHO: http://www.noell-fahrradbau.de/


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Little impression from the Nöll line up in the 1995 BIKE yearbook >>

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That M5 SL is fillet-brazed and clearcoated 8)

Pure class


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 Post subject: Finished and ridden
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:35 pm 
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Heres some pics of the finished Hikari and some before pics of some of the worn and tatty paintwork and components.

It rides really well with that stretched out and rigid old school position.


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 Post subject: more tatty shots
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:45 pm 
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worn.....


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 Post subject: End result
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:00 pm 
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Bike Tech Hikari frameset made by Toyo in Japan-Tange ultimate Ultrastrong tubing.

Original Tange Struts rigid fork painted to match

Original Ritchey stem painted to match and in a crazy long length.

Shimano DX headset also original, cleaned upwith fresh grease etc.

Bike Tech lite handlebars original.

NOS Ritchey WCS foam grips.

Original Ritchey seatpost wet & dried and polished. It was a complete mess :roll:

NOS Turbo Lite saddle complete with tag.

NOS XTR M-900 seat q-release.

Ritchey brake levers.

Suntour Accushift 7-speed thumbies.

NOS Deore LX cranks, b-bracket, Rear mech.

Original LX front mech.

NOS LX 12-30 rear cassette.

NOS XT stainless brake cables.

NOS Dia Compe 986 cantilever brakes.

Gravity Research Cyclops cable hangers.

94 NOS XT hubs built onto Campagnolo stheno rims.

Fast Feather wheel quick releases.

NOS Panaracer Timbuc 2 tyres.


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