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  • coffeeking
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    OOOoohh I LIKE that!

    PJ266
    Member

    Impressive! good work.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    sweep your patio.

    MrSparkle
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    Looked better before.

    Nah, only joking. Nice work, fella.

    J0N
    Member

    Put the seatpost down a bit FGS. 😉
    Very nice!

    sheppie_hill
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    I fancied a 6 inch travel bike so picked up a reign second hand. When I picked it up and stripped it down it was in a real state, all of the bearings and BB shot, drivetrain caked etc etc.

    Anyway, some cash, some effort and some time later I have this:

    I am really pleased with the way it looks… way more than my riding can deal it but hey.

    Steve

    stugus
    Member

    very striking, I like it!

    grumm
    Member

    It looks nice now, although your concept of ‘in a real state’ would seem to be a bit different to mine.

    fatboy slim
    Member

    Nice looking bike, but after a few rides, white seat, white handlebar grips, won’t be that white!

    Post another photo in a few weeks after a few rides so we can see if the white thing was such a clever idea?

    jackthedog
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    That looks bloody awesome.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Nice work.

    What did you spend/change?

    Premier Icon glenh
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    Nice work sorting the patio out. As for the bike….

    Smee
    Member

    The seat clamp spoils it a wee bit for me, but the rest is good.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Looks good, are those z1 anniversarys with a new paint job n decals?

    sheppie_hill
    Member

    Changed:

    Forks, wheels, tyres, saddle, grips, BB, bearings, gear inners and outers, cassette and chain. Changed to a bash ring and obviously a trip to the powder coaters and some decals.

    I bought the bike based on the original pictures shown there but they hide a multitude of problems. It looked and felt like a real dog when I got my hands on it. The forks were shot (the bolt thru clamp had been overtightened and sheared the lowers) the BB and all of the bearings were gone. The cassette, chain, crankset and jockey wheels etc were so packed full of gunk that it would not come apart even after all bolts removed etc. The front rotor had been rubbing on the fork mount so the centre got a respray too.

    Total spend: £715

    As for longevity of the white finish… who cares. That is why you take a picture when the build is finished. Memories.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Looks nice

    Did the same with Abigales, got the frame cheep and built it up from bits in the garage, she ran it for 18 months before it was pimped for her

    From this

    to this

    Like the white rockers

    White bits are still white after six months of constant use

    Tracey

    sheppie_hill
    Member

    D0NK – they are 2006 Z1 ETA/RC2 things. Which, as I found out after buying them have indeed been re-finished.

    sheppie_hill
    Member

    Very nice Tracey.

    I almost went with bright green but chickened out (thinking about on sale value)

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Not sure about the monochrome look myself but nice work. You’re getting good at this as iirc you refurbed that cheap frame into the epic Pub-Bike! 😀

    sheppie_hill
    Member

    Nuke – that was me yes. That was my second attempt after this:

    Premier Icon DezB
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    A Killer V!?

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Now that I really like!

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Loving the Cannondale!

    mamadirt
    Member

    Wow – looks great . . . loving the Cannondale too.

    As for white bits staying white . . . I use Swarfega orange on my white seat – works a treat.

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