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Offline benno

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Ruffell tribute build
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:43 PM »
So I was struggling to decide what my next build was gonna be and I needed a bit of inspiration, this came in the form of Paul macdonaldís lovely Andy Ruffell replica aero pro burner. Iíd seen a few pics of it at various shows and then in the metal at MK18, I just loved the look of it, the colourway the wheels the plate the lot!
That was it job done I wanted one of them, I know itís not very original and itís been done before bla bla bla, but fook it thatís what I want to do.
I decided I wanted it to be my 2019 rider so I wasnít gonna get to anal about it being totally og or the exact spec etc, just a really nice looking bike hopefully.
The first part that I searched for was what I thought would be the hardest to get an ESP stem, but as luck would have it I looked on eBay and found one in Cheltenham that my mate Jason Higgins was selling, so a call was made and the stem was mine. And no itís not og but then again it wasnít 600 quid, itís a lovely stem though.
Once I got that the Ruffell rep was definitely happening 👍🏼
Next up was the F&F, I scored one from FB which was very nice structurally but needed a re paint, this was entrusted to Mark Ralph who did an amazing job including airbrushing on the graphics, note ďTeam RaleighĒ on dt and tt ala Ruffell Ďs bike.
I also got Mark to restore an og White Kashi which was mine bitd and turn it blue and airbrush Raleigh on the side, again really quality work.
Oh and while he was at it I got him to paint the brake set white as well, Iíd already stripped and prepped these.
The wheels I must say thanks to Jason Smith ( Burnerboy on here) he donated me a near scrap set of Araya 7X which I made into homemade Pro-class wheels
You can see the resto thread here http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,194005.0.html
The plate was another hard one to source as the correct Haro Flo panel in the matt dull yellow is nigh on impossible to get, so a Landar copy was bought from eBay and some yellow vinyl dye spray, and I made me own, along with Dels decals that is.
The rest of the bits werenít too bad to get Paul Macdonald came up trumps with some re pop grips and a Renthal post.
I got all the bits back from the painter just before Xmas and built it up in time to get it under the tree :)
Itís a mix of re pop and og parts but Iím really chuffed with how itís turned out, Iíve just got one last thing to do and thatís send the brakes off to Moza so he can fit the QRís for me
Thanks for reading and Iíll list the parts and spec below and also add pics.
Much love Benno

F&F - Raleigh Team Aero Pro
Bars - GT pro
Wheels - Homemade Pro class with Suzue hubs
Stem - ESP Flying wings copy
Cranks - Mirage 401 copyís with Anlun power disc & Sugino 44t
Brakes - MX1000 with tech 3 levers generic white cables
Pedals - og Hutch Bear traps
Seat - Raleigh Kashi
Clamp - DC
Post - Renthal
Plate - Landar flo panel copy
Padset - eBay special
Grips - repop Aíme duals


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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:45 PM »
Pics

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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 07:47 PM »
More pics

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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 07:48 PM »
Mp

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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 07:50 PM »
Last lot and thanks to Clint for the RAD cable ties, the devils in the detail ;)

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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 08:07 PM »
Top job as usual. The wheels finish it off but then I would say that! You sure its a rider though????

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 08:13 PM »
Looks spot on Mike....lush  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 08:14 PM »
Absolutely banging Mikey, great job and fantastic build thread.  explosion


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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 08:16 PM »
love this mate, proper build! bit of resto, bit of refurb. Right up my street  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 08:50 PM »
Love it Mikey. Top build  :4_17_5:

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 10:46 PM »
Great job! :daumenhoch:
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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 08:25 AM »
Awesomeness Mike! Sheís lush! Yes great build thread .. resto and even a bit if Repop!
Lovely bike ... epic Rider!  :4_17_5:
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 10:33 AM »
Great job Mike, hopefully catch you riding it soon!

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Re: Ruffell tribute build
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 02:49 PM »
Wow

Stuck for words to credit this build is deserves !

There are some bikes that simply scream what BMX looks and feels like, and this bike is one of them !

I donĒt know how you do it Mike, but every build that is fabricated from the garage is pure quality and of show winning standard. You have created a thing of beauty and also crafted rather than bought and put together!


Hats off to you son



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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2019, 04:10 PM »
Love it!  :smitten:

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2019, 04:28 PM »
Great set of frame protectors there bud!!

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 05:17 PM »
Nice build that  :4_17_5:

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 05:33 PM »
Tis a true smasher that is  explosion fistblump :smitten: :Great_Britain: :Great_Britain:
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2019, 03:10 AM »
 :4_17_5: :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2019, 04:01 PM »
Thanks for all the positive comments homeboys 👊🏼👊🏼
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 06:46 PM »
Looks the business Mike... nice work.  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 07:05 PM »
Thought iíd already commented on this, but clearly not  :-[
A truly amazing build Mike that oozes passion & commitment. The builds that involve resto, refurb and a bit of fettling just add that extra bit of something for me. Unbelievable attention to detail, which is what we have all come to expect from you. A build of the highest order. Well done  :4_17_5:

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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2019, 05:47 PM »
wow  explosion
Nice homemade pro class wheels!

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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2019, 04:41 AM »
That's a damn fine build; quality  :4_17_5:


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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 09:37 AM »
great job mate I love what you have done there its simply fantastic, one of the best builds ive seen brian burnett
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 09:39 AM by brian burnett »

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