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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:31 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Scotland,Falkirk
Nah it's a 850,had slick tyres on to begin with,would make a great commuter bike


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:37 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 11:46 pm
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Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
That 830 is fantastic MR.Toad. Especially with the Sakae CR cranks and Suntour XC-II pedals.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:57 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:31 pm
Posts: 832
Location: somewhere in time
nineties Trekkies here allready

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:51 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:28 pm
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Location: Almeria, Spain
Bought the frame and forks on here recently and started a build thread but many of the pictures have since been lost.
The attraction was the True Temper OX double butted tubing used in the US build all joined together by some nice lugs. The original triple butted Tange Big Fork was a bonus too. The package included the original headset, bottom bracket, chainset, front mech and seat clamp. Everything else came from here or the cave.

I started by removing everything before cleaning and repacking the headset and BB. In the past I have used frame saver inside but the sun here melts it so that it runs out of the gas escape holes in the frame and forks. :roll: Lots of WD 40 will have to do.

I found a close match to deal with the scratches in the "Black Forest Green" paintwork and finished off with some T cut.

It all went together quite quickly with the only problems being the unusual way that the front mech is actuated (the net came to the rescue here) and having to use a shim for the 27.2 seat pin to fit the 29.8 seat tube.

Since the pictures were taken I've finished the build (for now) having taken a few rides and have been delighted with how the frame and forks climb and ride.

Plans are to shed some weight by replacing the saddle and maybe the BB. The wheels too are heavy and use a freewheel with some very high gearing, I'll be replacing them with some Mavics which have a freehub, taking the opportunity to go retromod, 3 X 9 and tubeless. I'm hoping a sub 25lb build is possible.

Anyway, here's some pics of the build partly done.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:03 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Location: Southernmost US
93 Trek 9500 full susser

Factory spec M900 but rides like a three-legged camel

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:50 pm 
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Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
I love the three legged camel.



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