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have full 9 speed dura-ace - took off my bike last year to change to 11speed semi compact - taken apart to clean up (no rebuild in sight yet!) - all working perfectly - let me know if you want me to send you pics 

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have full 9 speed dura-ace - took off my bike last year to change to 11speed semi compact - taken apart to clean up (no rebuild in sight yet!) - all working perfectly - let me know if you want me to send you pics 

 

Please do, I am interested

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You could try a few drops of bleach or at worst drain cleaner. This helps as the alkaline should react with the corrosion formed by the (possibly) different metals (Galvanic).

Be careful, as you may end up eating away at the drop-outs.

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Wow was that bike used as a anchor in the sea or I guess it was outside and you live next to the sea. Best of luck with the build.

 

Thanks. Bike was stored in a locked up bike room in the house, but at the coast

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Thanks. Bike was stored in a locked up bike room in the house, but at the coast

Was it used on those salt roads in Namibia before storage?

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Progress. The rear wheel is out and at the LBS to rebuild, although I'm on the hunt for some 50mm clinchers.

 

The seat post is is stuck solid and also looks like the carbon weave is damaged, so a new post is on the cards as well. Everything else is dismantled and ready to be stripped of paint. 

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I have Shimano 105 10s derailleurs for you if interested. Give me a shout on WhatsApp 0763796368. Guy

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You should comfortably be able to pull of sub-6 on your new Stumpy. I am gunning for a sub-5, i.e 4:59:59 on my Camber in '19.

Fairly certain I can pull off a sub 4 on my roadbike, but I'm doing the scenic ride with my cousin

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Current situation. 

All bits removed apart from seatpost which is seized solid. I'll have to cut it up most likely, I can spot some delamination anyway, so it's time for it to be laid to rest

 

 

My wife has now decided that she likes this project so much, that she wants the bike. No more art bike. She wants a black and lime green bike....

 

A few details noticed during tear down:

-The fork is in damn good nick from what I can see.

-Headset needs to be replaced.

-BB bearings shot, will try repack, otherwise replace

-Crankset still in good nick, but will try polishing up. May lose the Ultegra logos then

-Rear derailleur in fair condition, but pulleys will have to be replaced

-Front derailleur still in good nick

-Shifters have seen a couple of wars, but still work great. I will be 3D printing new parts for the sun damaged   pieces 

-Need to find a new seatpost. If I can find an aero one, even beter

-Apart from a broken spoke in the rear, the wheelset is in good shape, but a pair of 50mm clinchers may find their way on the bike if I can find a reasonably priced set

 

That's it for now, hopefully by the time it's 2019, the frame will be stripped of paint

 

 

 

 

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PROGRESS!

 

Components are at my SIL to get repainted. 

We compromised with the colour scheme, instead of going full art bike like I originally wanted, we're doing gloss black and lime green like my wife wanted.

 

First bit of kit arrived this morning, nothing spectacular, but will post a pic when I get home.

 

I still require a seatpost and handlebar if anyone has something laying about

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We compromised with the colour scheme, instead of going full art bike like I originally wanted, we're doing gloss black and lime green like my wife wanted.

 Seems like the compromise many husbands get to! Almost like the "ons" or "as mens" line that keeps getting thrown about and the evnetual "jy het dit nie gedoen sooos ons besluit het nie!"  :w00t:

 

Keen on seeing it when it gets done!

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