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Old 02-06-10, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
The chainguard was fairly cheap, probably because it's a kind of brushed alloy, not very shine-able, but I like the look.

If you like it, this is irrelevant, but I'm pretty sure emery cloth and elbow grease would result in it shining up nicely.

Anyway, my real reason for posting is to say, 'Wow, that's a really nice job!'. I'm impressed by how you've set about to make the bike like you want it. The only part I wouldn't use is the stem but to be honest, I'm not sure why I don't like that style of stem. Maybe it's because they're ubiquitous here in Japan and invariably fitted to cheap, gas pipe frames and usually made of a kind of alloy that is always a dull grey.

Out of interest, did you have all the parts to hand or did you have to buy them as you went along?
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