A labour of love

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Re: A labour of love

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:54 pm

Hooray the parts are here!! Shiny new Shimano 8spd 11-32 cassette and Acera rear mech and very smooth looking Microshift sti levers. Should be able to get some pics up by the end of the week. I'll talk to steve tomorrow and see when he's able to do the final painting.
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Re: A labour of love

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:48 pm

Well i'm very embarassed to see how long it has been since i last posted about this build, Steve the panel beater has been snowed under for quite some time and has been unable to get the colour on the frame but it's primed so not rusting, and he's doing it for free so there's no way i'm complaining or going to nag him. As my gf has hurt her back recently and probably won't do the B2GC now, this bike isn't needed in a hurry anyway. It will still happen though, probably another month or two away.
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Re: A labour of love

Postby mark field » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:18 pm

thats a shame your gf cant do the ride, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
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Re: A labour of love

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:33 pm

Was looking for another thread and bumped into this one, sorry to say the bike is STILL sitting in steve's shed in the primer, both of us have been far too busy with other things (and as my girlfriend doesn't know about it, it can take as long as it wants without it bothering her). She has also found hiking more to her favour than riding so it's less important, though it's still going to happen. Eventually :) .
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Re: A labour of love

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:37 pm

Update: Steve went back to the UK early last year, so the bike is still just sitting about in the primer.
My girlfriend is now my fiancee, and soon to be my wife, maybe i can try to have it ready for her as a wedding present! :lol: .

One day this will happen, one day...
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Re: A labour of love

Postby scratchman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:27 pm

just a caution about primer, it doesn't keep out moisture but it actually absorbs it.
may not be obvious but it could be turning nasty underneath, I would get it painted
soon, or else you'll have to it all over.
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Re: A labour of love

Postby Mustang » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:12 pm

A busy time for you Lachlan! but just now looking at the fires on TV we have no worries. We live to ride another day.
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Re: A labour of love

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:45 am

Mustang wrote:A busy time for you Lachlan! but just now looking at the fires on TV we have no worries. We live to ride another day.


Absolutely spot on mate, terrible stuff. I'll take the cyclones and floods up here over those fires, after a flood everything's covered in mud but at least there's SOMETHING left. Fingers crossed for the poor sods down there.
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Re: A labour of love

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:37 am

Here we are at last, 2.5 years later! Sad to say the drive to finish it has only come about in order to sell it, the girlfriend who is now my wife (yes it has been that long!) almost never rides that lovely hybrid and I've come to accept long ago that cycling just isn't her thing. I'll get her to take it for a test ride and see what she thinks but I can't imagine it will be hanging around. Oh well.

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Re: A labour of love

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:28 am

Wow, thats a nice blue. What colour/paint code is it?
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Re: A labour of love

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:34 pm

Thanks mate :) , it's Power Plus acrylic rattlecan from Super Cheap Auto, the colour is Cyan Metallic. It has a really nice sparkle to it in the sun, this is the 2nd bike i've done it with and both have been really easy.
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