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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Not been on here for a while but I thought I would show you all how the Pace restoration has gone.

Just a couple of pictures for now.

Some finishing off needs to be done over the coming days.
1) Find some amber walled tyres.
2) Find some period SPD pedals. (not bothered about getting XCPro bear traps)
3) Anodise / spray machined brake bosses.
4) Find that elusive 27.0 XC Pro / Comp seatpost
5) Find an XC Pro braze-on front mech. Tried to make one out of an XC Pro band on and XC9000 braze-on mech but just too different to sensibly do.
6) Acquire NOS or replate magura bolts and hose connectors. I know I can get black anodised parts....it's just not right.

Particular thanks goes to:
pete_mcc
gil_m
justbackdated
yo-eddie
raymond_mole

Many thanks to anybody else who helped me on the way.

I will be out on the Pace for a retrobike ride soon.

Clem


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:54 pm 
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:D looks great!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Its been a good week so far for nice Pace builds!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Looks lovely 8) 8) I'm particularly partial to the Bullseye cranks - YUM!

For me, personally the tyres could do with being swapped for some period amberwalls, but otherwise the build's absolutely cracking :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:08 pm 
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the RC100 with its unique features is a really cool bike....
you're aiming for a period correct with components in perfect condition.
you - obviously - don't settle for less. i love it!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:16 pm 
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ohh yea nice !! lovin it 8) :D
but i reakon you should trim the cables ties on the top tube :lol:

looks very clean, nice build mate


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:44 pm 
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very nice, look forward to seeing it on more suitable tyres


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:52 pm 
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Very very nice. Even cooler that it's a rider. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:19 pm 
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Fantastic........but sort the tyres ASAP :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:34 pm 
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So guys, as you are all hung up on the temporary rubber :-)

Who knows of some Amber Walls at Sensible money. They do not need to be Specialized Ground Controls but obtaining a pair would be spot on from a Retro point of view.

I will post some pics with the RC30's on instead of the RC35's soon.

I rode it around some local tracks last night. How on earth did I race this thing in the early 90's. It has a more aggressive riding position than a TT bike :D

I even did a season of NEMBA DH races on it and place pretty well. Looking back I think of that as suicide. How times change.


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