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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:12 pm 
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Bought this from Neil A last week and I love it. :D

It's a C16-R and is a real credit to Neil, who bought it new in 1996. He had it refinished in orange powder coat at the factory in 2000 and they applied Clockwork tenth anniversary decals - but then it remained sitting in his garage ever since. Everything about it is pretty much mint, including the STX RC groupset and the XT rear mech. It even came with a set of new slick tyres and a brand new F7 fork with uncut steerer.

But there were a few things about that I felt didn't look quite right so decided to make a few subtle changes. I took off the Manitou forks and fitted the rigid F7s along with an aheadset and new Ritchey stem. I also swopped the bars for flats, took off the silly rear mudguard and changed the pedals for black ones. Also, I wasn't convinced about the red anodising on the brake levers, so they went too. Finally, I replaced the slicks with some knobbly tyres to toughen it up a bit.

Anyway, here's how it looks now. Hope it gets your collective approval.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:14 pm 
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And here's how it looked before:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Nice clean looking bike - Id put a black seatpost on to match the black stem and fork... Is this going to be the tourer??

Oh and the silly mudguard is a rare and cool crud guard - treasure it!!!!!

(still not a p7 tho is it... :wink: ) :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:47 pm 
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WOW! Bigger pics please and more of them.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Looks very good tho, bigger pic please!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:30 pm 
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fingers wrote:
Nice clean looking bike - Id put a black seatpost on to match the black stem and fork... Is this going to be the tourer??

Oh and the silly mudguard is a rare and cool crud guard - treasure it!!!!!

(still not a p7 tho is it... :wink: ) :lol: :lol:


A black seatpost is on the list, so is a P7, and as for the 'world tour' spec, I've been working on that too. Take a look at this:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:35 pm 
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Thats cool... what did you attach the rack to?


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