XL250

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  1. Im not suggesting this fellas on drugs and i quite like this build, but 2.5k. Really?? Hope he gets it cos i have one in chrome☺☺☺
  2. No worries, thanks. New it is.
  3. Ahoy there cobbers, i have these old Dia Comp brake shoes that i removed from some nice old MX1000's, judging by how hard the rubber is and the condition of the callipers I'm guessing they may be the original shoes. So..........Has anyone had any success with softening up the rubber on old or NOS brake shoes? Im thinking of giving them a soak in some brake fluid. Any advice is well appreciated. Cheers.
  4. Picked this up tonight, 85 Expert. sun rims/suzue hf hubs, (dont know much about sun's). the chrome is still pretty nice, I think it will come up nice once I swap all the racing parts with "old man" riding parts.
  5. Blue and chrome is always a winner☺ and i still like to run the old cro mo opc on a couple of mine.
  6. There was a jap car in the late eigties that had a "Redline" edition might have been Nissan? (un related to the bmx brand)
  7. Think I'd rather be a wombat☺. eats roots and leaves. Steam rollers don't roll steam and they don't bend bananas in Queensland (evedently).
  8. Price for a complete set? and payment method (s)
  9. G'day cobbers, im chasing a 90s redline for my next build, it has to be the one with the 80s MX2 style rear drop outs and the triangle gusset up front, i think they're called a RL440 or RL420?. Im not after a big dollar show bike, i could take a complete or f.f. or frame only. I dont care about surface rust or crappy paint. At this point i would prefer to deal in Adelaide but i will consider interstate, depends on price i guess. Cheers
  10. I use kick stands on all my os amd ms frames. Yes i get teased by my mates but out on a ride mine is standing up while theirs are all laying in the dirt. If you're fitting it through a match box then i suggest a nylock nut so you dont sqaush the match box. My local bike shop normally has them, the ones pictured are designed to be cut to length but you can get adjustable telescopic ones. Definately makes it easier to move them around.
  11. I paid $100 for my frame forks bars and chain ring to be done in parakeet green, Art Metal In the Holden Hill area, they did an excellent job but it copped a bit of black over spray which i didnt notice until after i put my $60 sticker set on it, i gave it a good once over in their show room but i guess the lighting hid them, I didnt bother taking it back because i can live with it. Then theres the sand blast and chrome debate. They told me chrome has to be "unchromed" and that you cant sand blast it,(They cannot explaine why??) Bullshit! A friend of mine has sand blasted lots of my old chrome parts where he works and they have powdered up nicely? Another mate of mine went there and they realy botched it up, seems they are professional one day and backyarders the next, he had his done in white so he went to a local fencing company and they did an awsome job for about $25, frame and forks. Seem Adelaide is just a hard place to find consistently quality work.
  12. Wow, thats laughable,
  13. 1, When im sitting in the smoko room with eight other blokes and everyone of them has his nose glued to a f!#g mobile phone, what is it with people today?. 2, When some prick walking in front of me has to stop right then and there to look at his phone, usually in a doorway, they get a rude wake up when i keep walking through them and tell them that doorways are for walking through☺. 3, Why oh why?, working in the steel fabrication industry with big burly boilermakers and welders, why the f#*k must we listen to a radio station that caters for 12 year old girls, ? The same 10 songs every 2 hours 10 hours a day 6 days a week, and justin beiber on the hour, evey hour, Shit for brains radio!
  14. I'd buy that for a dollar☺, put me down for a pair or two.☺
  15. Whatever you decide, best to use low amps and build it up with lots of small tacks rather than pouring in heaps of weld (and heat) at once. The cooler you keep it the less chance of distortion, a damp cloth wrapped around the frame near the area in question will help suck the excess heat out. Once its powdered over no one will ever know.