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 Post subject: Thanks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:25 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Thanks guys, i've not received her yet, getting her next week, BUT when i do i'll post some more pics and the frame number.

I'm pretty sure it has a GS200 on it ???

Thanks again,

Mac.


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 Post subject: ?????
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:21 pm 
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What is this frame saver stuff ??? And where do i get it ??? eBay ???

Sorry if that's a daft Q but i'm new to all this folks.

Mac :oops:


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 Post subject: Very Nice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:54 pm 
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Could i make her look like this >>

Image

Classy ride me thinks :twisted:

Mac :?


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 Post subject: Re: Very Nice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:08 pm 
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MacAoidh wrote:
Could i make her look like this >>

Classy ride me thinks :twisted:

Mac :?


Thought I was seeing double. That looks very similar to my old S-Works M2 :shock:

Wait until you get it to plan your build, obviously need to see what needs doing first.

But, a cheap way of building a smart bike is a quick respray (powdercoats are about £30), fresh decals (from member gil_m on here) and then go singlespeed 8)

Here is my old M2 to give you an idea of the ss setup you could do >


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 Post subject: Nice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:19 pm 
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Yeah, thats a really nice bike too :shock:

I was planning on going SS anyway so how do i go about it ???

What type, make etc ???

Anyone any links ???

Cheers folks AGAIN :wink:

Mac :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Nice
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:23 pm 
Lincs AEC
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MacAoidh wrote:
I was planning on going SS anyway so how do i go about it ???

What type, make etc ???

Anyone any links ???


No real science in it.

Normal chainset will do, just need the middle ring. Get a chain tensioner (try on here or chainreactioncycles.com). Single sprocket on the back, you'll need a kit for this, again try here or CRC).

Job done :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:44 am 
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Ok, i'll get the frame shot blasted & Powdercoated first then look more into the whole SS scenario.

1 thing at a time,

Mac :P


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 Post subject: 91 me thinks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:05 pm 
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After looking through the Specialized catalogues i think she may be a 1991 BUT im still not 100% so once i get her i'll post the frame number, should receive her any day now ??? :?

Scotty :P


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:59 pm 
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less than £20 delivered? nice!


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 Post subject: Received
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:47 pm 
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Ok folks,

Got the project bike parts today and im well pleased :D

A shot blast and powdercoating of white and new decals should turn this into a really nice frame :twisted:

I've decided that i'm going to go down the modern upgrades route 'ie' stem, riserbar, brakes (V i think ?), wheels etc etc ( so i can keep her as light as possible as it's quite a heavy frame compared to my Carrera) plus convert to single speed BUT would still like to know her exact year and model PLEASE if anyone can help :roll:

She has -

Brakes front - Shimano BR-M200

Brakes rear - Shimano BR-M201

Front derailleur - Shimano GS200

And the only code i could find on the frame (bottom bracket area) read -

GW009984 :roll:

Thanks all,

Scotty :twisted:


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