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 Post subject: 1992 Explosif
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:46 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Well this is the starting point, all for less than £60, not inc the wheels which I had already, but including XT rear mech and front brake lever. :D

Decals and forks are up for replacement and paint but the main frame isn't that bad. T-cut and some metallic black touch up called for I think........then we'll see where this takes us.....as if I haven't enough to do :lol: :lol:

One of the rear canti studs is broken so small repair needed there.

Now - anyone have an XT rear/left brake lever you want to sell me cheaply?

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nice price :) looking forward to the progress reports, ready for Arran? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:52 pm 
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Arran pencilled in. Especially as i've just committed to giving The Tall Fellow a free frame :shock:

Explosif likely to be a slow progress, low budget sort of affair, which will be USED :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Expolsif
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:01 pm 
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Mr Panda wrote:

Now - anyone have an XT rear/left brake lever you want to sell me cheaply?



I have a pair of 7-speed XT STIs. 30quid posted if you're interested, both have the rubber hoods that go over the cable adjusters with them too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:49 pm 
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when you have finished this bike you will love it. i have one. bought it new, then sold it then got it back and raced it at mayhem 09. awsome machine.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 7:29 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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This thread is long overdue an update :D

Conversion to cable disc brake carried out by Steven Shand Cycles

Top tube cable stop :twisted:
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Upper seat stay cable stop and canti boss removal :twisted:
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Lower seat stay cable stop :twisted:
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caliper mount and brace :twisted:
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Rationale:

Like Explosifs.
Fed up with rim brakes.
Don't like hydraulics on a bicycle.

Next steps - build up to try it out and get it dirty. Short travel Pace RC35 forks, front disc equipped, then and only then, consider repaint options :mrgreen:


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WoW bargain buy. I like that colour explosive 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 7:50 pm 
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Quality work from Mr Shand as always, look forward to the updates 8)


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This is interesting!

Liking it. My bro has a 2009 Fire Mountain with cable dics, think they are avids. Highly regarded in reviews and i've been erally impressed with them as well in use.


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loving the work and cant wait to get a go- sorry for asking but what's a disc brake then is it a kind of magura?


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