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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:47 am 
South West Deputy AEC
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I thought I'd start a build thread for this as it usually motivates me to get the build finished quicker!

The piccy below is the reason why. My parents bought me one of these about 25 years ago. Yep, that's a young me :oops:

So for the build I want the finished bike to look as close as possible to this (except maybe not the yellow water bottle cage!)

And here's the bike I bought on Ebay to do up >>>


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I've picked up a few bits so far...

Brakes and pad set from Australia, V bar pad from US, decals and tyres from UK.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:10 am 
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Frame, fork and bar ready for paint >>>

and a box of bits...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:24 am 
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Nice work, I'll be watching this.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:17 pm 
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That takes me back a bit, as does the Capri :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:24 pm 
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:lol: The Capri isn't mine, it's the Ebay sellers. My Dad had a brown V reg Cortina estate!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:51 pm 
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The grips, saddle and pads look so familiar, I'd completely forgotten I'd owned a Raleigh BMX when I was young!


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tuned in on this thread :D

Great so far (Thumbs Up)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:06 pm 
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Fresh back from the powder coaters today 8) >>>


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:40 am 
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Looking great, i am eagerly awaiting the next update (Thumbs Up)

Jussa :D


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