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Offline That Swan Guy

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Build Threads
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:50 AM »
We need more!

So letís all make an effort to post build threads on here.

The best, most informative, most detailed one will will a bag of NOS 80s Air!
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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 01:56 PM »
I'll start with this 83 SE Quadangle.
Beginning in the spring of 2017 with a trip down the M6/M1,past MK (whoohoo!) to Stevenage to purchase a NOS frame,forks,'Big Boy' bars and a Kashi MX saddle.


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The next step was to source some choice parts. I already had some Shimano DX pedals,an SE seatpost,the headset,Oakley grips and hubs so the big problem would be getting hold of a NOS pair of blue Z-rims. After throwing away £20 on an online raffle (never again) I found a set on Rainers Bmx website in Stuttgart,Germany. Instead of getting them shipped over I booked a flight and a couple  of nights hotel for £110 and made the Thursday to Saturday trip with 'Redline John'. Totally worth it!
If you missed the thread,you can check it out here...

http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,190474.msg1914256.html#msg1914256

Having ordered the spokes,a mate built up the wheels whilst I set about getting the rest of the parts together. The Sugino 1 piece crank,spider & chainring,Suntour stem,DC MX 1000's (changed from Shimano) and ACS seatpost clamp came via the internet. Clint (oldschoolace) supplied the bottom bracket.

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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 02:04 PM »
I thought i'd build it up with re-pop tyres while looking for some blue Knarler Knobbies..

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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 02:10 PM »
Nice start :daumenhoch:

Keep the tyres black though ;)
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 02:46 PM »
Finding the correct tyres to finish the build turned out to be a double-edged sword.  ::) A set came up on the Museum over in Florida so I dibbed,paid and waited for them to be shipped to a mates in San Francisco. I left the seller to it (he stated that he didn't like being pestered over shipping times) and waited. No comms for over 3 weeks,I decided to find out if he'd posted them. Yes he had. He eventually gave me a tracking number. They'd been delivered and left outside the door only to be stolen.. nice. He'd only insured them for half of his sale price too. Took him 45 days and numerous excuses to file a claim with Fedex. Leaving me $70 out of pocket. No appology. Thanks for that. Yeah... buyer beware.
A week later and a seller in France came up trumps!

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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 02:47 PM »

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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 04:05 PM »
That's a lovely looking bike :daumenhoch:
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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 04:09 PM »
I have three on the go with another close to debut! It just takes time to do it properly.
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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 04:31 PM »
So where is the preferred location for a build thread?
Chat or my bikes
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 04:40 PM »
I put mine in the section that they belong in ie Old School Race or Old School Freestyle

Anywhere really just get them on
Cleethorpes Back To Basics Ride

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http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,191520.0.html

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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 04:53 PM »
I put mine in Tech and Restoration because I do tech and restoration.
That said I do think there are far too many 'sub-forums' to be viable.
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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 05:31 PM »
I have one coming soon . My last one.  :D

Lovely bike btw  :4_17_5:


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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 06:05 PM »
I have one coming soon . My last one.  :D

Lovely bike btw  :4_17_5:

last one :LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol:
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 06:38 PM »
I have one coming soon . My last one.  :D

Lovely bike btw  :4_17_5:

Your last ones always turned out nicely!  :daumenhoch: Any plans on the next last one yet?  :)

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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 08:54 PM »
Got a couple on the go at the moment Iíll get them up when we have some movement.
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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Hotdog thatís a cracker. I like the blue but the black does edge it for me. Is there some historical reference reasoning in the build?
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2018, 11:08 PM »
Hotdog thatís a cracker. I like the blue but the black does edge it for me. Is there some historical reference reasoning in the build?
Thanks. No historical reference other than I bought and rode a looptail PK Ripper from Surrey Skateboards in the early 80's (that had blue Comp III's though) and that fuelled my desire for a looptail Floval,OM Flyer and finally this Quad to finish my mini SE collection.

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I understand where you're coming from re-the black tyre preference but finding NOS era correct tyres in black is just too much of a ball-ache for me. I must just say that although there's a lot of blue going on in the build,it does look a lot easier on the eye in real life.

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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2018, 11:52 PM »
Cool pic mate, and I love those blue Zs! :smitten:

Going back to an earlier post, sometimes I do a build thread in the era-correct section, and sometimes I put in the Tech & Resto section then when it's done, post some finished bike pics in the era-correct section. So what (I think) I'm saying is that somewhere is better than nowhere! Carry on. :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi with a dicky shoulder! :D

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Re: Build Threads
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 07:26 AM »
Mods... please feel free to move this to any section you feel is appropriate.  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 02:12 PM »
I agree, we need more in tech/resto i'm sure there's plenty (like me) that has winter builds on the go ;)
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 05:30 PM »
I agree, we need more in tech/resto i'm sure there's plenty (like me) that has winter builds on the go ;)

Yepp, is coming soon. I'm on holidays for nearly 3 weeks now, but I had so much other stuff that needed to be sorted and I'm still not done. One week left now, need a rest.
..but I'm confident to start a thread this month.  :daumenhoch:
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