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Rodrigues

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Cheers Mark :cool:

It's a 1" stem. For the paint job I used these guys:

http://argoscycles.com

Highly recommended by a lot of folk on here. Will probably cost £175. Powder coating definitely cheaper. But I'd look at it as having scored a frame worth £100+ for a tenner. So some how you've saved money! Well worth all those hours on eBay, Gumtree, Facebook etc :cool:
 

markjohnson76

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Rodrigues":1xxnw282 said:
Cheers Mark :cool:

It's a 1" stem. For the paint job I used these guys:

http://argoscycles.com

Highly recommended by a lot of folk on here. Will probably cost £175. Powder coating definitely cheaper. But I'd look at it as having scored a frame worth £100+ for a tenner. So some how you've saved money! Well worth all those hours on eBay, Gumtree, Facebook etc :cool:

Thanks Rod,

I've heard those guys are good. Was that 175 including the decals or just respray?
 

Rodrigues

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Respray, application of the decals and then a clear coat over the top. Decals were £25 ish from Gil.

I was in Bristol so dropped the frame off myself (cool little operation they have). I think it was another £15 for them to post it back. So approximately £215 all in. Not cheap.

You'll have to decide if it's worth it. Reckon you could get a good powder coating for £50-£100 and apply the decals yourself.
 

markjohnson76

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OK - so this is only really 'early' in the sense that any later it would have been a garish 40lb monstrosity, but:

https://flic.kr/p/25r9xD3
https://flic.kr/p/25r9t9b
https://flic.kr/p/25ab2dM

Freshly built and surprisingly light for a Tufftrax at a shade over 24lbs! Worth it for the powder coat alone..

'Build' thread here:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=383165


Hi tjs,

Your Tufftrax looks lovely mate! Great build up there. I followed your link to the last thread. I love seeing the before and after pics. The tyres look brilliant, Charge Splashbacks right? How do they ride on tarmac and gravel type use? I went for some Halo H-Blocks on mine. I was after some new tanwalls that look retro but ride well. I'm over using old tyres on bikes I'm going to use properly. Going to google this tyre now.
 

brocklanders023

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Another added to the stable. :facepalm: Couldn't resist a local ebay 1989 double U Trekker so now I have this.

It's in very original condition and is in better nick then expected. I'm a bit torn with what to do with it as I planned to pinch the groupset for my mint Trekker and maybe fork too with the stem, saddle and bar going to the Traverse but the chap I got it from seemed sad to let it go, had had it from new and had many happy memories of touring Holland on it so it might be a shame to split it. :?

Needs a good clean up first so we'll see.
 

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markjohnson76

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That's very nice! Would be a shame to slit it. I've had to do that on a couple of bikes and it feels a bit wrong, especially when the last owner emotionally waves it off!
 
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