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 Post subject: Giant MCM Team
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:42 pm 
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Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:44 pm
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Location: Eastleigh, UK
Where to start with this one.
Another frame off ebay.
Went for cheap for a carbon frame, well i thought so.
Price held down by the front mech. hanger being absent.
So E-type or no front mech.
Well, no front mech was fine for what i was thinking.

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Team colours, but i had other ideas. Could not live with the finish as purchased, the stickers had to go. So, only one thing for it, fine wet and dry, and a winter in the garage.
Paint came off eventually. Original plan was to take the paint off and give it a respray. Out of curiosity i took off enough paint to see what the weave was like. It was there, and nice enough to not be painted over. I managed to source some UV resistant lacquer (bad rumours from sailing people about masts snapping where the lacquer was chipped off).
Retro frame, sort of nowhere in particular build.
Slow acculumation of parts as ever. Originally had straight polished Ali. Cannondales rigids, light and looked ok. Could not resist when the Pace forks came up with a "cheap" Buy It Now. The wheels came the same way, Buy It Now before anyone else had seen them (£40 plus postage IIRC). Altek levers, nothing much else to comment on.

Never managed to find the exact year of the frame. Did not come with the little disc brake tab that i have seen on an otherwise identical looking frame on eBay. Giant catalogues seem to be a bit thin on the web. Any information gratefully received.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:56 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
I really like that.
The frame looks great paintless.
8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:01 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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The kd498's done good

Im liking it

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:04 pm 
BoTY Winner
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Location: Durango CO, USA
Both your restorations are great jobs!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:51 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Must be light as!

Loving the stelth look! 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:30 am 
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Location: North East Scotland (Aberdeen)
Reminds me of my old Nude Carbon OCLV... i.e. it looks lush :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:03 am 
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looks very cool and light 8)
out of interest, how did you strip the paint off without damaging the carbon?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:09 am 
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that looks great, so that's 2 stealth single speeds on here now :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:23 am 
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Location: 52 Festive Road. (Nr. Lincoln)
Damn fine job, much better without the paintwork. 8)

That's gotta be a very light ride, you must float up those hills. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:08 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:50 pm
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Location: Dorset UK
Thats my old MCM!

Bought off a mate at uni, kept meaning to build it up, never got round to it and eBayed it.

Wish I'd made an effort now. Looks sweet!


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