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    Randy, I like where you are heading with this, I...

    Randy, I like where you are heading with this, I look forward to not tripping over bike stuff . . . . I could get rid of some? Nonsense, utter nonsense.
    i hope to build some furniture as well, I...
  2. I left my bike outside a shop once, came out in a...

    I left my bike outside a shop once, came out in a hurry when I saw someone trying to steal it, he did not get very far as I was in high gear then coasted to a stop parked bike and got off walked into...
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    New workshop space coming up!

    We are renting a friends house in January while our friends are in Dubai for the next 5 years
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    I have not had space like this for the better part of 10 years, no sob story as I am more...
  4. Thanks for all responses guys, I tried Acetone on...

    Thanks for all responses guys, I tried Acetone on one spot for about 5 mins rag went a tinge of Blue, but did not really do anything it seems, paint is pretty hard, stuck well
  5. Thanks guys, I like the options listed, I like my...

    Thanks guys, I like the options listed, I like my skin not burnt so the water soluble strippers I will press on with. I can get some Acetone on my home from walking my son and his friends to school.
  6. Removing paint on top of original factory painting?

    I have a Raleigh 26 x 1 3/8, I thought to start with that the Blue paint may have been factory(I knew the White head tube paint was not as it is way too thick), until some of it flaked showing the...
  7. Thank you both for the replies, the paint has...

    Thank you both for the replies, the paint has seen better days but I will prob just touch it up after killing rust.
    drop outs are short semi horizontal, axle position is in the middle of drop out,...
  8. R O Harrison Shortwin from 1949 Apparently only...

    R O Harrison Shortwin from 1949
    Apparently only 6 to known to still exist and this so poss 7
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  9. As it is today, 470627470628

    As it is today,
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  10. 92 Specailized Rockhopper SS Conversion

    I belong to a FB page here in NZ, a mate of mine years gave his friend a Rockhopper to do a SS conversion. That friend ended up giving it to another friend who offered it up on this page, my friend...
  11. ^ Thank you for that, should have noticed.

    ^ Thank you for that, should have noticed.
  12. Grab a cup of coffee, start going through...

    Grab a cup of coffee, start going through [url]www.classiclightweights.co.uk you should find it there, if it is British that is.
    Hilary Stone The site for Classic and Vintage bicycles and their...
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    Touring bike!! No chance of heal strike on rear...

    Touring bike!! No chance of heal strike on rear panniers there!
  14. 120 psi and higher is not a problem on hooked...

    120 psi and higher is not a problem on hooked rims, unhooked rims did run 80-90 psi(some guys were running 100) on tyres that were made for non hooked rims, some companies still do them.

    Rim...
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    :eek::eek::P:P You are even closer than first...

    :eek::eek::P:P You are even closer than first thought. Chain , parts box stem(for riding while looking for a stem that suits more) a bit of cabling time(I love doing cables). BOOM. Bike
    C'mon show...
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    I know, I know. good things take...

    I know, I know. good things take time:twitchy::innocent::p

    Can you imagine the first ride . . . . . .
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    I have to say . . . . . How can you be that close...

    I have to say . . . . . How can you be that close and not have an unbearably incessant need to ride it? Beautiful stuff so far, really nice. Get it done man, lets see some ride pics?
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    I found that type of fork (Fat bottom into fork...

    I found that type of fork (Fat bottom into fork ends) and others like them to ride tooo rigid on road at a similar pressure, put on a Spinner tapered blade fork on the bike I had and that softened it...
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    Kerosene for unsticking shifters etc Diesel for...

    Kerosene for unsticking shifters etc Diesel for moderate stuff and ATF fluid for the rest, gloves a must.
    Oil content kind of ensures parts do not really dry out. ATF is good.


    This is Fred....
  20. You should get the bike anyway, most bike shops...

    You should get the bike anyway, most bike shops have bins of used cranks and they will be priced fairly, it is only a crank though.

    Personally when I purchase a bike I see a blank canvas - I see...
  21. Here is a pic of one of my daily riders with the...

    Here is a pic of one of my daily riders with the Holy Roller on the back.
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  22. @Italuminium...

    @Italuminium I am liking it too, I plan to buy either some Maxxis Holy Rollers 26 x 2.4 or Maxxis DTH 2.3's as soon as my lovely wife says I can . . . or before!?
    I am hoping to get a good list...
  23. Hey guys, I spent some time today with a Maxxis...

    Hey guys, I spent some time today with a Maxxis Holy Roller 26 x 2.4 today and here are the bikes I have that will take up to 2.4,
    1995 Gary Fisher Marlin
    1996-7 Gary Fisher Aquila
    1994 Spec Hard...
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    I think the smile on his face is great, not only...

    I think the smile on his face is great, not only happy to have a great bike, also contemplative hopefully thinking "Wow how great my Grand dad and did I this, we built a bike!"

    Do you have a...
  25. My mistake thanks for pointing it out, it is...

    My mistake thanks for pointing it out, it is Rockhopper Ricthey Logic tubing compared to a 95 Marin Pine Mountain with Marin custom tubing?
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