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chris-red
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PostPosted: 13:31 - 31 Mar 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minor update, bought brakes and bars both of which don;t fit Embarassed

Complete dickhead moment. I stupidly assumed normal long drops would fit, they don't they are too short. The bars I bought too are the wrong thickness. Feel like a pretty big failure Laughing The sole thing I accomplished was drilling out the brake mounts to accept the captive(?) nuts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/ADDB969B-1FB3-4C7B-A565-C37F4F024573_zps1qloxnmn.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/C91002A8-021E-4710-835B-E8D8987FCD5A_zpsdpzyazzy.jpg

Anyway have ordered the correct parts now Laughing

Also my parts fairy (friend who buys expensive bikes and strips most of the bits off to update) has come through with some decent bits.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/07D65E73-9E9F-43CD-850D-BC230237FB32_zps7s4idzdk.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/A8171B8F-934A-441B-92CC-0FA23E06D55D_zpsy5bzvpxs.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/AB9AC10B-27E2-4331-B558-3BC9E0B57E07_zpsbfdcfek0.jpg

I'm reliably informed he has a shifter to go with the mech too. This should trim the budget Very Happy

The black crank doesn't really fit with the Polished finished we were going for, however it is from a 1x9 bike and is likely much better than we could have got with the budget. Hopefully it will compliment the black wheels. Thumbs Up

I'm also slowly but surely polishing the stem to get it gleaming.
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chris-red
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PostPosted: 09:45 - 11 May 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another fuck up, I believe this bike has Rayleigh 26TPI threads for everything Rolling Eyes I've acquired a new set of forks with a 24tpi stem and am looking at threadless BB's.
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Skudd:- Perhaps she just thinks you are a window licker and is being nice just in case she becomes another Jill Dando.
WANTED:- Fujinon (Fuji) M42 (Screw on) lenses, let me know if you have anything.
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mudcow007
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PostPosted: 12:47 - 11 May 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooooh ive got something similar that i bought with the intentions of "doing up"

1963 Royal Enfield "Bullet"

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/mudcow007/IMG_0137_2.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/mudcow007/IMG_0151.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/mudcow007/IMG_0142.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/mudcow007/IMG_0141.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/mudcow007/IMG_0146.jpg


thats looking smart so far, i think im going to go back to roadie bike look with mine, already sorted some GB bars an stem, got an old "brookes" saddle too

i didnt realise you coudl fit 700 wheels onto a 27 1/4 frame
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chris-red
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PostPosted: 13:22 - 11 May 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the patina on that!
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Skudd:- Perhaps she just thinks you are a window licker and is being nice just in case she becomes another Jill Dando.
WANTED:- Fujinon (Fuji) M42 (Screw on) lenses, let me know if you have anything.
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mudcow007
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PostPosted: 13:28 - 11 May 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

im just a bit worried with it being steel about rust....

its Reynolds too, i will have you know!
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chris-red
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PostPosted: 15:20 - 11 May 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been alright for the last 50+ years Laughing
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chris-red
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PostPosted: 20:15 - 29 May 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with most of my threads I forget about it and don't update with progress.

It's more or less done before paint!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/CEE0E946-6280-492A-8D19-4F0153DA6D89_zpscizguycx.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/4FB0415F-B1B5-46DC-975B-3F7AF23020CB_zpsob7ez2uq.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/0D5909FF-A685-4B93-9365-30EFC762EDCE_zpsxrrwi9hp.jpg

One small issue,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/CFA818E0-3572-4A06-941D-D6663B12918E_zpsidlzykp0.jpg

I had to put a 3mm plastic washer between the axle and the dropout otherwise the back plate to the mech hanger interferes with chain in high gear. I'd like to put the washer the other side of the lock nut however when I went to undo it obviously sods law the other one was the one to undo. Any trick to loosen it on this side?
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Skudd:- Perhaps she just thinks you are a window licker and is being nice just in case she becomes another Jill Dando.
WANTED:- Fujinon (Fuji) M42 (Screw on) lenses, let me know if you have anything.
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chris-red
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PostPosted: 18:58 - 28 Jul 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again proper shit with this...

It's done!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/E17DB09A-47AF-404F-8AD3-0F292B2111F0_zpswhzlpfui.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/CDA3D2D0-514C-4063-9C04-A6D8E7FF65B9_zpsnvws7wtg.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/4736CB1E-7AF4-4BA5-8A20-500DBFACC58E_zpsetlwoymj.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/63744070-B1F1-4878-8172-DDBCC7A0848F_zpsgzwd33p9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/chris-red/A6F68ED5-E72D-4684-BD74-A38C28F3135B_zpshhfaabwc.jpg
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Skudd:- Perhaps she just thinks you are a window licker and is being nice just in case she becomes another Jill Dando.
WANTED:- Fujinon (Fuji) M42 (Screw on) lenses, let me know if you have anything.
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sickpup
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PostPosted: 12:47 - 29 Jul 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is is powder coat or a respray? Looks good regardless.
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chris-red
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PostPosted: 12:52 - 29 Jul 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

sickpup wrote:
Is is powder coat or a respray? Looks good regardless.


It's a powder coat, it's a good job however did highlight a few rough bits on the frame luckily they are in non noticeable areas. I really like the colour.
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