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 Post subject: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Hiya Gents,

My good friend was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January. They caught it early, but he still had to have an Orchiectomy. Its been a rough time for him and his fiancé who has since walk out on him.

As a mate, I don't know what to do or say to make it better. So I am trying to do the only thing I know. And that is bikes.

I have been putting parts together to build him a bike. But I need help please gents.

I know its a big ask, but I was hoping Essex Herts MTB members could help him out with any old bits and pieces you have lying around.

Its doesn't have to be a great bike but as long as it rolls and he can throw it around Danbury or Epping, just to get his mind off everything.

The dude has taken everything on the chin and just needs a break.

thanks for any help

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Hello mate what a fella you are..I would do the same. What do you need mate?


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 Post subject: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:21 pm 
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Good luck Noel. Haven't got much, but have a Marzocchi AM SL fork (about 120-130mm) if that's any use.

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Thank you guys,

I need :

Frame (Damo) (if his wife doesn't kill him)
Brakes
Seat (Trax)
Fork (Trax)
Rear shifter (Trax)
Rear derailleur (Bradley
Front Derailleur (Trax)
Wheels (Northern)
Pedals (Bradley)
unless there is anything I am forgetting


I have in my garage:

Bars
Stem
Headsets (depending on frame)
Seatpost (depending on frame)
seat clamp (depending on frame)
Front shifter (shimano)
Cassette (Sram)
Chainset
chain
cables
grips
tyres/tubes
Single Speed conversion kit, which is an option if I can't source gears.

Gents anything would be greatly appreciated. Its only gotta roll and get him off the couch.

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 Post subject: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Got a front derailleur and saddle you can have too. Plus a rear shifter (SRAM)

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:50 pm 
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I have a rear derailleur in the shed, and a whole (old specilized bike) in the shed which you could take parts if you need them.

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:52 pm 
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trax wrote:
Got a front derailleur and saddle you can have too. Plus a rear shifter (SRAM)


Thanks so much mate! That is a massive help and really generous!

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:55 pm 
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bradley27 wrote:
I have a rear derailleur in the shed, and a whole (old specilized bike) in the shed which you could take parts if you need them.


Thanks Brad! I will ring you shortly if thats ok?

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Noel wrote:
bradley27 wrote:
I have a rear derailleur in the shed, and a whole (old specilized bike) in the shed which you could take parts if you need them.


Thanks Brad! I will ring you shortly if thats ok?

i dropped you a text

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:04 pm 
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Noel wrote:
Thank you guys,

I need :

Frame, but I am scanning gumtree for something unless anyone has something that I can clean up.
Brakes
Seat (Trax)
Fork (Trax)
Rear shifter (Trax)
Rear derailleur (Bradley
Front Derailleur (Trax)

unless there is anything I am forgetting


I have in my garage:

Bars
Stem
Headsets (depending on frame)
Seatpost (depending on frame)
seat clamp (depending on frame)
Possible wheels, that I am trying to build
Front shifter (shimano)
Cassette (Sram)
Chainset
chain
cables
grips
tyres/tubes
Single Speed conversion kit, which is an option if I can't source gears.

Gents anything would be greatly appreciated. Its only gotta roll and get him off the couch.


Noel - I've got a 18" Gary Fisher MTB Frame you can have + some pretty basic wheels - let me know.

Northern Adam


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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Thanks Adam that's really good of you! He is a short arse, I don't think he would fit on a 18",shit! But the wheels would brilliant please mate.

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Noel mentioned his mates roll of back luck today - the bike is a wicked idea.

Dude I must have some stuff out back - we can have a rummage when you pick up the stem - great idea man. Also happy to help build it up - should have all the tools required.


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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Cheers Jon, anything is a help. Let me know when suits you and I will pop around.

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 Post subject: Re: My friend has cancer and I need help to build him a bike
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Gents I honestly cant thank you all enough!

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