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 Post subject: first retro build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:30 pm 
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hi all

After reading this forum its really inspired me to get back into mtbs and espcially the ones i used to race back in the nineties. selling them is something i much regret now and want to build up my collection of bikes i raced over the years. anyway i picked up my first project this weekend and hope to get her back to original state over the winter months!

heres some pics


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:56 am 
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Looks like a very nice project there mate , could do with some bigger pictures though as my eyesight is rubbish :lol:
Was this an recent Ebay purchase ?
Paul


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 Post subject: Re: first retro build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:01 am 
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A great project - stumpy with xc pro MD - was on ebay?


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 Post subject: Re: first retro build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:13 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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hi all,

Thanks

yeah correct ebay purchase, i think i did alright in paying just over 100 for her, the forks are seized but might just be the elastomers gone solid?? shes in need of some new paint to, are Argos the right guys for the job?? i am gonna try keep it as original as possible but its hard finding suntour parts unless you go to euro-asia imports, i got quoted 150 for a bb yesterday haaa! will post some bigger more detailed pic tonight if i get a chance.

cheers

mark


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 Post subject: Re: first retro build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:17 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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it just takes time...

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I think you definitely did alright - that slipped well under the RB radar...

Good luck


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:18 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Oh yes - what BB parts do you need - is it 68 or 73mm (my son's '92 rockhopper is 73mm?)


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 Post subject: Re: first retro build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:32 am 
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cheers archemist

wow thats basically what i need!!

looking forward to getting stuck in now, its a 73mm bottom bracket. i havnt had time to start stripping it down yet but the bearings feel shot in the bb so i d probably replace the the whole thing as a matter of caution.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Hi Mr Stroud geezer

what Suntour kit are you after ?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:27 pm 
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Welcome :) ....have fun!

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wad


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:29 pm 
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wadsy wrote:
Welcome :) ....have fun!

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wad


what Wadsey meant to say was ...... get used to being forever skint and always having a bike awaiting rebuilding no matter how many you've completed :lol: :lol:


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