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Offline That Swan Guy

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From rags to riches
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:32 AM »
Remember old scruffy?

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The one that won the hearts of the voters in BOTM a short while ago  :smitten:

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Well she's had a bit of work done!
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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 10:47 AM »
A quick blow and dry from SBD and some lovely new decals

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2020, 10:50 AM »
I had a few old parts laying around and used some NOS too  :crazy2:

You know, genuine NOS, not 'was once NOS but fitted to 3 different bikes NOS!'

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 10:51 AM »
It was a scheme I had in my head for a while when the seat popped up. They didn't make a baby blue 2169 but there are a number of them around the bazaars that have 'become' baby blue over the years and nobody has fully explained why. There is still a subtle purple hue to the underside so this may offer some history to it's torment.

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The decals lend themselves to the seat and the grips are almost bang on (NOS don't you know!) as are the Tuf Blocks. Oh, you didn't notice that little detail! It's all in the detail!

Yes yes yes I've straightened the grip! It's because I'd used WD40 to fit it!!!! NOT!!! "nono" :idiot2:

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 10:55 AM »
Blue cables to finish off et voila!

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I would love to have put baby blue Tufs and white tyres on it but hey oh.

The GT Performer OGKs and NOS 87 GT tyres will have to do!
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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 11:48 AM »
Love it, proper 80's freestyler.
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. ......

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 11:43 PM »
Sweet Nick....i reckon the wheels you have suit it better than tuffs would, The colour balance is just right.... :daumenhoch:
SMALL MINDS TALK ABOUT PEOPLE....
MEDIUM MINDS TALK ABOUT EVENTS...
GREAT MINDS TALK ABOUT IDEAS....

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2020, 11:01 PM »
I liked ol' scruffy but have to admit he/she looks great in his/her new clothes!! fistblump

& thank God you swapped out that seatpost! :daumenhoch:
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From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 11:23 PM »
Great colour Nick  explosion

I like the survivor as well

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 07:21 AM »
Scruffy was a fun project and I was willing to keep her but another Radster wanted all the bits that didn't get transferred over and she was bought for this project originally.

The frame was ok but somebody had painted gloss paint over the forks to cover scratches and they covered the stickers too!
If the forks had been as good as the frame I might have kept scruffy scruffy lol
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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2020, 05:14 PM »
Like others, I thought ol scruffy was cool but I like the new colour and changes. Great looking ride  :daumenhoch:
Upped my meds !

Need a Sugino HP-G1 stem 😬

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Re: From rags to riches
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2020, 05:44 PM »
Lovely  :smitten:

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