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This was about 2+years ago. From when it first arrived in a box until when it is completed... it was truly a great exprience for me. i've learned a lot from this bike. from the different rear d hangers to the threading... and a couple of amatuer mistakes (breaking a pair of shifters because i screwed it in too hard and the screws end up stuck inside the braze) 

All the way from France.
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Unboxing.
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Samba is not my colour.
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But i love the lugs and panto. especially the fork crown and seat stay... Simplex drop outs.
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To save money, i decided to strip the paint off myself instead.
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after stripping the paint off, i fell in love with the raw steel look and since i have yet to decide on a colour, i decided to leave it as it is. i filled in the lugs with some yellow paint pen and clear coated it myself.
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i went french with the mech... i found a set of NOS gipiemme badged simplex SLJ
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drilled crankset with rat cage pedals
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my ability to put together the bike and parts at home is limited... i had to send the rest to my LBS to get it assembled.
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it went through a couple of changes... (i have now added short fenders. hadn't took any pictures of full bike)
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-- Edited by jess seow on Thursday 11th of April 2013 01:19:58 AM

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You have to spray a good clear coating on the surface to prevent rust. 2cts

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yup. at that point everything was DIY to save cost. when the rust gets worse i'll send it for a good clear coat. i also intend to include stickers onto the body = )

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You need this? Hehe



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hahaha perhaps. and also a gazelle one.


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