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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:47 pm 
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I’ve been threatening this since joining RetroBike so here goes for my first proper build, including re-spray and parts collection. I delivered the frame and F7 forks to Bob Jackson’s of L**ds yesterday for the royal treatment it deserves, so it’s all systems go and no turning back now. The forks are unlikely to be used although I thought best to get them sprayed and keep them with the frame if ever I come to sell.

There has been some debate about the dating of this frame on another thread. I’m sticking with a June ’96 production for purchase in ’97. I confirm that the frame does have the nickel plate finish beneath the more recent orange re-spray. This was an ebay purchase so I’m not sure of its full history.

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The re-spray colour chosen is not from the citrus family, but from another fruit group? I’m hoping that the colour chosen will complement the selected components so fingers crossed. The decal graphic designs have been selected from the ‘93 to ’95 Orange era because I like them (thanks gil_m).

With regards to steering and components I’ll be sticking with the best of British where possible including an RC 45 Pace stem, RC36 Evo 3 forks (freshly serviced - thanks justbackdated), Middleburn RS3’s and X-lite or USE seat post. Pics of the components will be posted soon.

Groupset will be Shimano M737 / M739 mix running V brakes. Wheels will be the dependable Mavic 717xc with Shimano M760 hubs.

Whilst most parts have been sourced, I do need some help finding or suggesting a suitable 1” aheadset or no-threadset in silver. The best I have in store at the moment is a black Cane Creek S2, but want to keep with the British theme. I’ve been trying to source a 1” Hope’ but no luck so any help in finding something suitable would be appreciated. Finally, I want to go with white outer cables so any recommendations and a steer in the right direction would be appreciated.

Some pics of the existing frame to get us started.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:48 pm 
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Photos of the finished build for the moment as one or two tweaks are required :D The exposure doesn't do the bike justice :oops: .

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:12 pm 
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good luck with the build, i keep threatening to do one as a way to teach myself a bit about bikes!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Well it's been a few weeks since I left the frame with Bob Jackson's of Leeds, but here she is with new livery - looks great in the flesh!

What do you think?

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Hoping to go with the 2000 Pace RC36's. These would look better with new decals hopefully colour coded with the frame. will be PMing GilM later as he did the Orange decals.

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Still missing some bits for the build including a silver x-lite seat clamp and a suitable ahead type good quality 1" headset also in silver.

Some pictures of the bits I do have.

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Can't make my mind up about which seatpost to use. I do like the USE, but some of the trick bits are X-lite.

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Looking to get the wheels built this week.

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It won't be built for another three weeks :( due to my pending marriage :D , but will be ready for late Spring 8)

Regards, Mossy.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:18 pm 
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That's coming along very well and love the colour 8)

Oh, and.... L**ds, L**ds, L**ds! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Thats a nice plum colour you've chosen. I think the black & silver will work equally well with it.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:23 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
That's coming along very well and love the colour 8)

Oh, and.... L**ds, L**ds, L**ds! :D


We're all WEDNESDAY . . . . aren't we? :wink:

enough! back to the bikes...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:54 pm 
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p7 with middleburn cranks.....classic combo, not that I am biased or anything ;-)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:30 pm 
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p.s. I'd go for silver chainring bolts ! This is going to look the nuts. That pace stem is lovely. If you stick the pace forks on, what are you going to do with the f7s ?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Hopefully the pace combo up front will do the business, but I may need a little more reach and I hope the 70 - 90mm travel will be ok with the frame? It feels right but then again I’m no expert when it comes to setting the geometry right.

Unfortunately for you my friend :D the F7 forks are staying with the frame. If I come across any I will give you a nod.

Regards.


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