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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:10 am 
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Quick before and after, powder coated bits back

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:47 am 
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Really like the look of the Hybrid, great work....


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:15 am 
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I really want a retro hybrid but always seem to miss out on them. Never seems to be many about - they probably didn’t sell well in the UK.


Well I've brought this same one twice now, first time it was 10 quid, this time round it was 5 quid.

And then spend many times this on powder coating and new bits :facepalm: Nobody sane would do this :facepalm:

You don't see many, and I had no idea what I brought first time around. Fingers crossed you'll just happen across something that you like...

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Really like the look of the Hybrid, great work.....


Thanks, I recon this is going to be my new commuter. The UN-BB on my bear valley is starting to fail so I'm going to have to get it built up - don't need two old marins in bits on the kitchen table :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:34 pm 
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A little bit of progress made on the frame, I'm really liking the combo of slate grey and Florescent yellow in powder coat.
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unfortunately the powder coater didn't mask the canti bosses up. That's on me - as it's not his speciality to powder coat bike frames and I didn't bring it to his attention. Fortunately he did plug the bolt holes, and mask bottom bracket and headset.

Bit of scratching away with a stanley knife and some and wet and dry. Man this powder coating is tough!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:10 pm 
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[Bit of progress made while not at work, cockpit and cabling still to go

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:37 pm 
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Awesome build. I’ve just started rebuilding one I bought off eBay a week or so back. Can you tell me the diameter of the seat post please? I’ve read somewhere that it’s 27mm but it came with a post at 25mm which felt very loose. I have bought a 27mm but it’s too big ☹️


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:51 pm 
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Sorry I can't be precise as I can't find my vernier guage

I suspect its most probably 26.4 or 26.2

When I find the vernier might be able to be more precise, there's nothing marked on it unfortunately


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:23 pm 
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That’s okay, I’m going to order a couple of different sizes and keep the best fit. Thanks all the same


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