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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:14 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Very generously given this today by another RB member. What to do with it? I already have a Pro Image which is built up and is my favourite old bike. Not sure, build it up as a retro hack? or, restore it then ruin it by riding in the mud?

These are very rare in the UK. Only 3 known examples on RB and I have 2 of them!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Restore and ruin.
You know it makes sense.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:58 pm 
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how bad is the dent in the top tube?

its funny how the parkpre stickers always survive but the model decals always go :lol:

if you already have one built build this one with modern kit and ride it as long as its sound


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:42 pm 
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Top tube dents look worse than they really are. Thinking of building it into a retro hack bike to save my more precious metal from trail fatigue.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:45 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Top tube dents look worse than they really are. Thinking of building it into a retro hack bike to save my more precious metal from trail fatigue.


I'd go down this route too, Chris.. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:48 pm 
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^^^^

yep, id do that too :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:49 pm 
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if you're going to do that, might as well sling a modern deore group on there. that stuff is tough as old boots.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Fill dent.

Rattle can paint job & maybe a new Parkpre HT decal

Parts bin build - maybe use the build kit off of your blue bike.

Ride.

Use t' other (your) frame as a basis for a catalog rebuild & cherish.

Just my thoughts though

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:45 pm 
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Retro Hack with cantis....I know how you love them!

Build it as is all unpolished and dusty....make a nice contrast to your super shiny example.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Some progress today. All the parts I already had in my parts bin. Just need to get a few little bits and bobs to get it finished. Going to leave the frame as it is and keep it in the rat-bike style.


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