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  1. A new Pig is born

    Day one

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  2. Project SS.

    I finally made a start on Project SS yesterday.

    My wife doesn't use her bike at all and I want another hard tail, but am not allowed, so I've decided to butcher her old Claude Butler and turn it into a winter single speeder! It's a Claud Butler Rock which dates back about 10 years but looks like a fairly good frame.

    This is what I started with.

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  3. Newbie Wheel Building

    After finding some damaged spokes and worn bearing race I decided to have a go at rebuilding my rear wheel.

    Borrowed a truing stand of Nobby (thanks matey )
    Spokes and 1/4" bearings from Thattos I was all set.

    Quick You Tube training session (t'internet is ace) and I started.

    Dismantled the the wheel and proceeded to lace the new hub.

    First 16 spokes went a dream (easy peasy)

    Then I rotated the hub the ...
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  4. Project More Orange Complete :)

    From this

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    to This :D

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    Couple of months wait, replacement frame as Orange found a crack so now have a shiny new neon 2011 5 :yay:
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  5. Project SS

    Well, I have mentioned a few times about sorting out my old bike but always spending on the Five!

    Thought the other day "sod it, gonna do it" and got a basic SS kit from ebay for 22.50 inc, 15T cog, spacers, and tensioner.

    A few other things need a little attention on the bike to get it rolling again.

    Namely, loose headset, possible creaking BB, knackered pedals, mediocre brakes and maybe tyres.
    Got new brake shoes and ordered some ...
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