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14/Jul/2009 - Day 1 of the Rebirth. After taking a few "before" photos and doing a final product mockup in the Photoshop, I took it to my bike builder, who quickly disassembled it and then we assesed the situation.
14/Jul/2009 - Day 1 of the Rebirth. After taking a few "before" photos and doing a final product mockup in the Photoshop, I took it to my bike builder, who quickly disassembled it and then we assesed the situation.
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It was a genuinely scary moment - I was without a MTB for the first time in 17 years and there was no going back from this point!
It was a genuinely scary moment - I was without a MTB for the first time in 17 years and there was no going back from this point!
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Only a few parts to look at there, but I could already see the finished bike in my mind.
Only a few parts to look at there, but I could already see the finished bike in my mind.
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The fork was also disassembled. Since it runs a sealed cartridge insert (that was still in good condition), all we needed to do about it is clean and regrease the internals. Day 1 complete!
The fork was also disassembled. Since it runs a sealed cartridge insert (that was still in good condition), all we needed to do about it is clean and regrease the internals. Day 1 complete!
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16/Jul/2009 - Day 2 of the Rebirth.
The 2nd day was reserved for renewing the frame, wheels and fork. I like the way the Spinergys match the RSGT wheels on my car.
16/Jul/2009 - Day 2 of the Rebirth.
The 2nd day was reserved for renewing the frame, wheels and fork. I like the way the Spinergys match the RSGT wheels on my car.
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I started the day by stripping the decals off the frame.
I started the day by stripping the decals off the frame.
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I only left the MC headtube sticker...
I only left the MC headtube sticker...
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...and the "hand built" one on the seat tube, to retain some originality.
...and the "hand built" one on the seat tube, to retain some originality.
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Spinergy decals have also been removed, bar the "Rev X" logo. Also, I removed the freewheel and one of the bearings to go hunt for new replacements.
Spinergy decals have also been removed, bar the "Rev X" logo. Also, I removed the freewheel and one of the bearings to go hunt for new replacements.
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Next up was getting the frame thoroughly polished to remove any oxydation, scratches etc.
Next up was getting the frame thoroughly polished to remove any oxydation, scratches etc.
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We had to use the alloy polishing paste to get rid of the nastiest bits and then fine polishing paste to get a mirror finish. The result was a very shiny and sexy looking frame.
We had to use the alloy polishing paste to get rid of the nastiest bits and then fine polishing paste to get a mirror finish. The result was a very shiny and sexy looking frame.
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Then I picked up a complete decal set I designed based on the original decals (for the frame) and updated look decals for the wheels. They have been unavailable for purchase for many years now.
Then I picked up a complete decal set I designed based on the original decals (for the frame) and updated look decals for the wheels. They have been unavailable for purchase for many years now.
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I got all the decals profesionally applied...
I got all the decals profesionally applied...
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...and the final result was a brand new looking frame!

The frame weighs 1770g.
...and the final result was a brand new looking frame!

The frame weighs 1770g.
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The same could be said for the wheels (an "in progress" photo).

The wheels weigh ~940g each.
The same could be said for the wheels (an "in progress" photo).

The wheels weigh ~940g each.
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And finally, we assembled the fork, polished the legs and the crown and touched up the stickers. Day 2 complete!

The fork weighs 1210g.
And finally, we assembled the fork, polished the legs and the crown and touched up the stickers. Day 2 complete!

The fork weighs 1210g.
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