Clueless rebuild...

Andy A
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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Andy A » Fri May 01, 2015 1:46 pm

:thanks: Yep, he did a good job and I'm really happy with the results :biggrin: . Hubs, parts of frame and sprocket carrier, infact anything that looked like it might have moving parts was has a generous coating of copperslip, including all the bearings. My preparation began and ended with degreasing, the blasting was all done by them. I had intended to do some of the prep myself but would have meant upgrading my compressor and spending a bit on new blast eqpt so i decided to let them do it. I may invest depending on how much i enjoy doing this one and if there will be any more………….

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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Andy A » Sun May 31, 2015 3:51 pm

So in my haste to get my bits off to the powder coaters i didn't notice the snapped stud in the fork slider, and it seems neither did he !! :headslap:
it was easy enough to drill out though so no drama but a note to self not to get carried away with excitement and actually have a good old look at everything before I send it away !!

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All sorted now though, rebuilt with new oil and dust seals, new oil and Hagon progressive springs which are much stiffer now compared to the other set of original forks i have

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Should be putting the yokes on next week and also fitting the newly laced front wheel, I had thought about new rims but I am really pleased with the look of the powder coating and new stainless spokes

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EDITED: Cleaned up by Mezo. :foot_tap:

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EDITED: Cleaned up by Mezo. :foot_tap:

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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Andy A » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:15 am

A few more suspension bits arrived, hopefully now I can get a rolling chassis together before i go back to work

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A bit of an extravagance this one !!

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I had these Metzeler Karoo 3 tyres from a previous plan, has anybody used these? I am not sure i will keep them on, trying to fit was a complete bastard, getting the beads to seat almost impossible so not ideal for repairing punctures on the trail !!

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Shiny new bearings throughout.

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EDITED: Cleaned up by Mezo. :foot_tap:

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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Mezo » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:32 am

Nice shiny expensive bits :drool:

Mezo.

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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Andy A » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:37 pm

Expensive !! :bigeek: :bigeek: yup, but hopefully thats the major ones for a while, the rest of the finishing, callipers etc I will be having a go at. I think money spent on suspension as always money well spent. I put some ohlins on a ktm a couple of years ago, the original wasn't bad, and pretty new but the difference was amazing.


And the wilbers is great colour match for the frame :rofl:

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So is the paddock stand

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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Andy A » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:57 am

I have decided not to continue with the build….. as I have already created an early 80's classic…..

Just need a set of pedals and I have a Raleigh Chopper !!

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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by xtrider » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:23 pm

You just need a tiger or leopard print banana seat and ape hanger handlebars to go along with the pedals. smile:





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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by xtjoe » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:20 pm

Stunning Job- That 34 L looks a piece of of work as well- how about some pics

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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Andy A » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:30 pm

xtjoe wrote:Stunning Job- That 34 L looks a piece of of work as well- how about some pics
Here you go XT Joe, its a 55W, I hope the 3AJ turns out as good.
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On a trip to Scotland a couple of years ago
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Re: Clueless rebuild...

Post by Andy A » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:37 am

Strong progress this month….
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Two Stickers…. soon be there !!
Very satisfying though.
really need to pull my finger out !!

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