Out With The Old, In With The Older: Building Your Own Donor Bike.

pw_pw_la

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i found where/when i sold it. it was sold together as a Cirrus frameset. oddly the rack mount point is near the dropout on the legs, as opposed to being on the dropout itself. 🤨

The plot thickens! Thats still good to see though, for sure. Thanks for following up with it.

personally i wouldn't strip repaint it. it looks to be in fairly decent original condition, and especially since you have the original decals at the top. are they on both sides?

the lower leg Syncros decals weren't obligatory so i wouldn't really be bothered not having those unless you really like having them.

Just the sort of feedback I was after! Yeah, decals on both sides at the top. One of them is peeling off quite badly on one corner, but nothing that can't be corrected. When I first got them I planned only to clean them up, and maybe polish the crown a little. But you know how it is; the longer you have something and the more time you spend looking at other examples and thinking about it, the more you start second guessing yourself!

I suppose the seeming rarity/high demand for these complicates those feelings further.

Anyway, it's very helpful to know someone else sides with keeping them as is. And also good to know the lower leg decals weren't always present. I kind of assumed that, based on seeing plenty of examples without online. But I go back and forth with whether I personally like them there or not. They definitely feel a little more race-y with them, but I also worry I'll end up with an abundance of white decals everywhere based on some of the other parts gathered. Might be overkill; might tie it all together! I guess we'll see.

I'll probably try to purchase a set of decals, just to have the option. I can always take em right back off once the rest of the bike is built up. My gut says they'll end up staying just as they are tho...
 

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Enjoyed this and man what lovely work you done - looking at the stuff you guys do makes me feel pretty inadequate and my builds pretty shit
Waiting for updates
 

pw_pw_la

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Ha! Don’t be silly mate.

For one, this is still just a collection of parts in a box, not an actual bike!

Hopefully a proper update on this one soon tho.

I now find myself trying to find time and funds for two concurrent builds, as an actual dream bike sort of fell into my lap*.

That has definitely slowed the process of getting this one in ridable shape. Although hopefully the Z Max purchase, which I believe you just made too, will help solve one of the few remaining problems. Not much left standing in the way of putting the bike in the stand and getting it built now!

Cough, Suntour XC Pro Headset, Cough.







*I sort of hunted it down.
 

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Ha! Don’t be silly mate.

For one, this is still just a collection of parts in a box, not an actual bike!

Hopefully a proper update on this one soon tho.

I now find myself trying to find time and funds for two concurrent builds, as an actual dream bike sort of fell into my lap*.

That has definitely slowed the process of getting this one in ridable shape. Although hopefully the Z Max purchase, which I believe you just made too, will help solve one of the few remaining problems. Not much left standing in the way of putting the bike in the stand and getting it built now!

Cough, Suntour XC Pro Headset, Cough.







*I sort of hunted it down.
Hehe yes the Z Max will be going on the Venturi - Which has turned into a bottomless money pit 😩
A dream bike? Which one? All seem like dream bikes!!
 

pw_pw_la

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Hehe yes the Z Max will be going on the Venturi - Which has turned into a bottomless money pit 😩
A dream bike? Which one? All seem like dream bikes!!

All will be revealed in good time...

Well, however long it takes to dig myself out of the hole buying it made, and actually put some of the missing parts on it!
 

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