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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:02 pm 
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F8, the brochure recomends 80-100mm so you will be fine. RC38 airforce would be a must! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:16 pm 
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Stick Legs wrote:
RC38 airforce would be a must! 8)


Indeed, not easy to find though.

Plenty of RC36 Pro-Class about, cheap too.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 2:00 pm 
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Ah Crap, i'm really starting to think it's too big! I stuck a saddle, forks and wheels on it yesterday to gauge what sort of angle/length stem i need but it just feels unwieldy.

Obviously perching on a half built bike in my spare room is no gauge of how it'll ride, but i've just worked out i'd need to spend another £200 to get her on the road and i'm not sure it's worth it :(

I overlayed the frame with my 21" Orange and the seat tube is a full 2" longer. That and the 165mm headtube really shape up to be a big steed.

I'm really torn now, i want this bike and i want to actually ride it :(


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 4:24 pm 
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You'll grow into it.

Just like your mother said when your school jumper was too long in the arms... she was right then, perhaps now too?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 4:31 pm 
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Radar wrote:
You'll grow into it.

Just like your mother said when your school jumper was too long in the arms... she was right then, perhaps now too?


I think you're right, i probably sat on it in the morning too. Don't you shrink overnight and get taller again during the day? I'll only ride it in the evening :)

Bloody Pace, who on earth is tall enough for a frame this size??


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:44 pm 
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Here's a picture to illustrate my point:

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Imaginee it with a no-rise stem though :)

Before anyone starts getting too picky, the full build will include Pace Forks and as much British finishing kit as i can muster :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:40 pm 
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Well, there's your problem right there. It's got no cranks on it, old chap!

[wanders to the garage to check one the same size in silver]

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:42 pm 
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Kestonian wrote:
Well, there's your problem right there. It's got no cranks on it, old chap!


I figured having no drivetrain would counter the lack of brakes :wink:


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