The Phoenix Project - Stolen, Recovered, and Rebuilding

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Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:21 pm

I think its about time to turn to the next chapter for this bike. I have some goodies for your bike that I hope will take us down new roads in 2017.  

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Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:22 am

:ponder:

Set of crash bars and a touring screen?
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:01 am

Absolutely stunning fateddy! I read through both threads (first one of the theft and then this one) I am in awe!
That is definitely the most valuable and loved bike on the planet! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:37 pm

Those wheels you lent me; they were originally the gold-ish toned wheels that were on your bike pre-theft, right? Did you ever paint them? Reason I ask is, I found two layers of paint atop the original paint. A quickly sprayed silver and then a coat of black. There was blue atop the black making me think they were painted twice after the bike was stolen. Maybe it was twice-stolen before you got it back?

Anyhow, here's what I did to your front wheel.

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I ran out of sandpaper or I'd have a similar photo of your rear wheel to share.

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Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:18 am

Those look killer.

Yes, they were a gold tone originally. Knowing a little about the type of people who steal bikes, I wouldn't at all be surprised to know it was twice thieved. There were at least three layers of paint on the tank.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:04 pm

With plans to take some dual-sport rides this year, Fateddy wanted a set of dual-sport tires so I decided to install a pair of IRC GP110 tires to those freshly painted wheels. These tires are S-rated so he won't lose much top-end with them. I took some pictures when I installed his tires showing how to adapt the TR4 stem to the stock XJ wheels. I'll post that info in a different thread on the topic for future discovery. I can't wait to see these on his bike.

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Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:01 pm

Those wheels look great and a great match with those tires. Really looking forward to seeing those on the bike!

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:02 pm

These wheels turned out great! I dig the graphite wheels with the knobby tires. The tires balanced out well and surprisingly, your wheels are straight and true. Given what those thieves did to them, I was sure they'd have some lip damage. But no, they're in great shape. Bearings are good, too.

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Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:28 pm

They are beautiful and I'm stoked to get them on. Got a couple days off work coming up and hope to do a little bike work.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:24 am

fateddy wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:28 pm
They are beautiful and I'm stoked to get them on. Got a couple days off work coming up and hope to do a little bike work.
We need pictures when you do! ;)

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