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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi all

I'm wondering if the knowledgeable people here may know which brand/model I should focus on if I'm looking for a 90s steel MTB which takes wider than usual tyres. Ideally 2.6" but realistically at least 2.35" front and back.

I want to build an 26" wheel, CroMo, derailleur (3x9), V-brake off-road tourer but would prefer to recycle a quality frame from the 1990s rather than a Surly Troll or similar.

Any ideas? It should also have braze-ons for racks and ideally mudguards too.

Thanks in advance

Michael


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:25 pm 
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it's a little bit late, but my mate has 26x2.8 tyres on a vertical dropout 26er on one inbred


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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that sounds good. I guess they are not made anymore?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:35 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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what frame size?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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18"-20" seat tube usually feels about right, I'm 6' with more of my length in my back. Planning straight bars.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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I do have a nice Fisher Hoo koo e koo sitting around

I can look to see if my 2.25's sit in it ok


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:06 am 
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inbred ended production relatively recently. but was made for yeaaaaars

this is similar to my mate's one

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16-On-One-In ... 7675.l2557


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks I'll start looking at On-Ones, I see there are quite a few on eBay etc.

I am after a 26" wheel so I guess that is the 456 model? They seem to have fittings for racks but not mudguards, and a variety of options for V-brakes or disks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:43 am 
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if it has fittings for racks, why doesn't it follow that it has fittings for mudguards - they use the same eyelets. Unless there's no chainstay bridge, but you could put a collar on the seat tube to accommodate the guard end


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:46 am 
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I mean that a touring bike normally has extra fittings for mudguards both at the dropouts and bridges on chainstay and seatstay


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