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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:35 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Demonstrating increasingly bizaaaaaare behaviour, Legrandfromage (speaking in the 3rd person, very brave) recently purchased this from Mattbrown.

Matt: 'he bought, you know, a bike, and er, like paid for it'

Legrandefromage: 'we, at the church of the recycled saint of Asahi welcome all new bicycles to to our flock, be they aluminium, steel, or the lord's metal, titanium (aaaaaahhhh)'

We accept this 'Gary Fisher AL-1 and will give it a caring home, perhaps with drop handlebars and some nice shiney bits to make, what we call, a winter hack.'

The addition of perhaps mudguards and a decent lighting system will see the Cheese (may his odour always be pleasing) through the dark and sometimes dreary winter months until spring'

More ambitiously perhaps, Legrandfromage (speaking today in his GT kaftan and smoking slippers) is to try and replicate the AL-1's paint scheme on a spare set of forks he had 'lyin' aroond just clutterin' de place, babylon'


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:10 am 
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Enjoy.

My Supercaliber, which has pretty much an identical frame, is quite a nice ride, and feels surprisingly light.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:59 am 
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I like it.

Not enough Fisher action on here!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:29 am 
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Praise the lord and praise Gary Fisher for this paintjob :shock:
Amen brother, amen! :twisted:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:30 pm 
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another rebuild - still deciding on my first powder coat. Well impressed with my first ever controltech stem (boyburning)

suggestions for colourscheme welcome, I would love to get some older all black Maguras:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:48 pm 
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Very tidy, does it need powder coating? If so 1980's Honda red for me.

BTW, who was that guy who posted everything in the 3rd person, seems to have disappeared.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:51 pm 
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paints fooked/ lifting/ scuffed

3rd person LGF is in detention, 1000 lines as punishment about something or other....


The previous owner/s put the bearing races in upside down (which was fun).

Anyone who can spot the Altus A10 component wins something off my garage floor...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:56 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
paints fooked/ lifting/ scuffed

3rd person LGF is in detention, 1000 lines as punishment about something or other....


The previous owner/s put the bearing races in upside down (which was fun).

Anyone who can spot the Altus A10 component wins something off my garage floor...


I like it as is. 8)

Besides, you shouldn't spend too much dough on the thing, as like all AL-1s, there's a 97.4% chance the head tube will crack. :P


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:06 pm 
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good to see it up and running properly


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:23 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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utahdog2003 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
paints fooked/ lifting/ scuffed

3rd person LGF is in detention, 1000 lines as punishment about something or other....


The previous owner/s put the bearing races in upside down (which was fun).

Anyone who can spot the Altus A10 component wins something off my garage floor...


I like it as is. 8)

Besides, you shouldn't spend too much dough on the thing, as like all AL-1s, there's a 97.4% chance the head tube will crack. :P


spoil sport - can report its crack free though...


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