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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:48 pm 
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have no other option than a U brake, as it was retro with a few modernish twists and coz i got it for £5 when the RRP is 40-45,

i have gone with the diacompe AD 999


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:02 am 
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You're doing good work on this ! I wasn't expecting a Muirwoods to be so interesting but this looks better than the original. For a start the cranks on the original were those horrid solid steel covered in black plastic things. Shimano 200gs or something ? Looks like you've got a tange fork too which looks a bit more solid than the original.

On the yellow thing, IMHO the rims looks fine. They looks almost bronze coloured in the pics. The grips clash though. I'd go for black. Otherwise it looks the nuts. Bikes of this period had a certain look ...and yours has got it even if its not perfectly original. I thinks its the combination of black parts (particularly chainrings and seatpost) with bright coloured frames. Reminds me a little of the yellow and also blue saracen tufftrax of this era.

Keep up the good work :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:16 am 
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Nice!

....though have you considered some splatter??


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Very nice.

My 2 pence here - get an original stem and loose the ahead, then colour match stem and bars to the frame. :D


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I'm in the process of building a singlespeed based on one just the same as yours. I'm planning to go with a black and white colour scheme for simplicity. I threw the seat post away as it was so far gone, couldn't read any markings and forgot to measure it! So can you tell me what size post it takes, please?
Looking good by the way!
Also, if you're not going to use the graphics you got from gil, would you like to sell them to me?


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 Post subject: marin rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:24 pm 
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good stuff!
that two tone thing works well with me,a marin thing.
isnt it good when you do it all from scratch so you know the bike
inside out!? any fine tuning is easier and any faults found quicker.
nice one. :)


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 Post subject: sorry for delay
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:04 am 
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Thanks folks,

sorry for the delay in responding but the thread has decided to stop alerting me to new posts,

I am seriousley considering going back to the original stem, but i really prefer the look of the ahead system over quill, dont know why, and with the converter it doesnt look to bad. also the bars that would match the colour on the bay from a Yeti are already at silly money

Not going for splatter either,lol I'm even worried about mud splatter at the moment, but need to get over that for the twizzler.

knobby the seat post is 26.2, and i have found can be a bit of a problem to find, i have a KF silver one, in semi decent condition if you are interested.
Have now swapped to black porcipaws.

and i dont have the decals from Gil yet, he has done some but he couldnt do seat tube stickers at the time so i looked elsewhere which was a waste of time, have gone grovelling back to Gil, and waiting for a response so fingers crossed

oh have new wheels on order also
black and silver, and hopeully will do a little bit more on her this weekend, setting up cables and gears and brakes and things

charlieboy


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:05 pm 
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There is an almost original one of these on Marktplaats in the Netherlands for the tall guys:

http://link.marktplaats.nl/297405705

Very nice build btw. Love the colour.


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 Post subject: quick update
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:15 pm 
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Right ,Decals on the way, thanks Gil

new black wheels and grips


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 Post subject: chill pill and u brake
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:22 pm 
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someone asked about the u brake, and here it is with one chill pill too,lol


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