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Offline Retrodan72

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The Build Bench Is Back - An Old Friend Revisited.
« on: March 27, 2018, 05:22 PM »
As some have of you will remember, I built an 85 GT Pro a few years ago and did it in gloss black with silver parts. It was around the same time that I got rid of my yellow 84 Performer, something I needed to do although I didn't want to but needs must etc etc.

Anyway, fast forward to MK15 and I took my black GT along, unfortunately on the way home in the van I was getting a lift in, SBD's lovely powder got damaged, as too did one of the fork decals, then a month or so later on the Hawarden ride, I pedalled off from Geoff's pub and I remembered that when I put my original wheels back on after MK that i'd not tightened the nuts up enough so the axle got dragged up the drop outs and the nuts and washers too ripping more powder off, I was gutted.

The next event in the story was Nick Swan Gay gettting rid of his yellow GT Pro which is one of my favourite bikes ever - can you see where this is going?

Here's the 2 bikes as they were, and a shot of the parts collected so far. The frame and forks are boxed up and ready to be posted to SBD.








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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 07:16 PM »
Both those GTs are stunning looking forward to see how your next one turns out 👍

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 08:36 PM »
Can’t wait for this Dan.  fistblump

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 02:26 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this Dan, think I’m going to go yellow with my goose.

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 02:45 PM »
Another big gun back in the game! explosion
Who wants to ride with Eddie Fiola?

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 02:55 PM »
I'm sure this will be a stunner too. Looking forward to see this build growing :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 03:23 PM »
Frame and forks all boxed and ready for collection and then head to SBD.

I just need to decide on decals now, do I go custom chrome foil as per the black one which are from the '83 Pro Nora Cup - right Nick?

Or, do I go down the proper '85 Pro Series route?

Thoughts lads?


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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 03:31 PM »
Frame and forks all boxed and ready for collection and then head to SBD.

I just need to decide on decals now, do I go custom chrome foil as per the black one which are from the '83 Pro Nora Cup - right Nick?

Or, do I go down the proper '85 Pro Series route?

Thoughts lads?

Gota be full out! Santa Ana model decal's!!  :LolLolLolLol:

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 04:20 PM »
I’d go pro series decals Dan, I wish I’d put them on mine now and I think they’ll stand out better on the yellow.

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 10:07 PM »
I'd bin the black one & buy the yellow back  :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 10:19 PM »
I’d go pro series decals Dan, I think they’ll stand out better on the yellow.

I agree.  :daumenhoch:

I'd bin the black one & buy the yellow back  :daumenhoch:

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Yer not... piss off.  :teef:
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 10:23 PM »
 
I’d go pro series decals Dan, I think they’ll stand out better on the yellow.

I agree.  :daumenhoch:

I'd bin the black one & buy the yellow back  :daumenhoch:

Not sure I'm actually allowed in this section.....

Yer not... piss off.  :teef:
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 10:04 AM »

Love "nanna" Yellow GTs.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 10:20 AM »
Nice to see more builds on the go  8)

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 01:18 PM »

Love "nanna" Yellow GTs.  :)

It's in the hands of the powder king now.


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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2018, 02:33 PM »
Got some pics off Dan last night.


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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2018, 03:15 PM »
I like it raw!!! :slayer:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2018, 07:03 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2018, 11:09 AM »
Decals have arrived from Del so I’m just waiting for the f/f back from SBD. He sent me these pics last Friday...

















I know, I know, the decals aren’t era correct to the frame, but as with this build as it was, it’s a total custom bike. The reason I’ve gone with these decals is that, when I took this bike (in black form) to MK15, a guy came up to me after the lake ride and told me that my bike was his favorite bike of the weekend - some accolade that is. I let him have a spin on it, he was made up, he left his pretty girlfriend with me while he disappeared, it was a good swap IMHO. Lol


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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2018, 02:21 PM »
Nice one Danos . You always build a lovely bike  fistblump :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2018, 10:56 PM »
Can’t wait to see this one Dan  fistblump
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2018, 09:11 PM »
It arrived back from SBD today, so it got unpacked, wiped down and I added the decals (Nick Swannick, look away now!!!!).














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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2018, 06:10 AM »
Very nice fella  :4_17_5:

You can't beat a GT santa anna monica pro  :D

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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2018, 08:34 AM »
Looks the part in yellow :daumenhoch:

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