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Author:  itchylampost [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

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Hi all totally new to bmx building and wondering about any little pointers and general advise relevant to a mk1 burner . eg. irregular sized stuff or what to avoid using would be appreciated
im just getting started into building / restoring a mk1 burner (from frame) a work friend got me interested and as a young lad was only every on friends bikes . remember a friend with a blue/yellow burner and a lot of mongooses about.

Im pretty savvy with hands on work (electrician by trade ) so should get into the swing of it.
Its the different sizes of stuff that confuses me .

first impressions of the forum are great , and plenty of great bikes on here !

plenty of stuff to read when skiving at work :P

(sorry if this is classed as technical advice and in wrong area, unsure where to put it )

Author:  Retro Rich 78 [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Welcome mate. If you need any advise just ask. Mk1 tuffs (blue/yell) are awesome and a proper icon.

Author:  itchylampost [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Will I need a 28 mm seat post to fit mk1 frame ? Looking for a layback one .

Author:  750Rush [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Hello and welcome in ;)

All Mk1 parts are interchangeable with the Mk2, apart from the wider seatpost cna post clamp that you find on the Mk1. Mk1 layback seat posts don't come up for sale that often, so another option is to fit a shim into the frame and fit a Mk2 layback seatpost. The shims are more common, but I personally prefer the fatter look of a Mk1 layback as it keeps the flow with the fatter tube sizing.

Please get some pictures up so we can see how you get on 8-)

Author:  rad_pitt [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Welcome in mate, initially the sizing thing confused me, but you soon get used to it ;)

We have a technical archive to help you through a resto, here is a list of hardware sizes for the Burner Range:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=92

If you ever need hlp, just shout up :)

Author:  itchylampost [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Perfect , just what I was looking for. Info on the crank was my other confusion . Great stuff , not even seen my frame yet as working away . Will document my build and pic .


:D

Author:  rad_pitt [ Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Look forward to it mate :)

Author:  Glynnyboy [ Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Welcome in mate.
Yeah a layback is a bit of must on a mk1 if your taller than a hobbit.
I had a shim in mine as a kid and a renthal layback.

Author:  itchylampost [ Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

I managed to get a 26.6 mm layback post and a suitable shim . Will up load some pics of how I'm doing , still not seen any of by purchases .... As working away but home tomorrow .

Author:  DaveMac [ Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hi , new to the world of restoration ... any top tips ?

Welcome to Burnerworld dude...hope you enjoy emptying your wallet on kids bike parts! ;)

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