Finished it!

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Finished it!

Postby vic » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:24 am

Here's the latest on my Speedwell GTS. Surprisingly, the seals on the hydraulic brakes were intact. I was a bit nervy about using them at speed at first, but they work very well. The bike rides very well too. The seat was a nice addition, I picked up a racer at the tip for $15 with the Brooks saddle, replaced it, and then sold the bike for $40!

Well, I took the easy way out and simply dismantled, cleaned and re-mantled it. So thats what I get up to when my wife goes away!!
Cheers, Vic
http://picasaweb.google.com.au/vicval01/Speedwell2
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by BNA » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:29 am

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Postby GaryF » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:29 am

The Speedwell looks like good fun. It's great to have something a little unique like your bike.

The Brooks saddle deal was brilliant.
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Postby vic » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:37 pm

Yeh thanks, I did have fun with it. Now that its finished though, I have to tell myself I don't need another Speedwell or Skidstar.....do I?
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Postby GaryF » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:21 pm

There are 7 days in a week and sometimes you do need a change of colour don't you? I don't think you should rule out another Speedwell or Skidstar just to be safe.
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Postby dr.gonzo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:08 pm

any chance of a close up pic of the brakes?
If only i could find a Miniature Mongolian Swamp Donkey!

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05 Giant CRX1 - With Carbon Goodies
oh & a sweet Dragster...
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