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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Kevinwulf wrote:

I just purchased a '95C16R with F7 fork that I'll be rebuilding this weekend with (sacreligeous content warning) a 2010 XT groupset and mounting a Bobike Mini baby seat on the stem.

Here's a pic of said bike in all its clapped-out Alivio-draped glory, with junky steel wheels, from the auction photos. Though I'll be swapping out the Orange branded stem and bars for something with more sweep, I'll be keeping them in a box and hopefully getting it back in mtb mode sometime soon....

Oh, by the way, it now has primer on the BB shell as heat was needed to remove the old bottom bracket. Goddammit!

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Loving the pics of your C16R's, folks! I'm glad to be a new member of the club


"Finished" it a couple of weeks ago. For the past year it's been wearing modern M770 XT 9speed kit with a periscope stem and a stem-mounted baby seat.

Tore it down a couple of weeks ago and built it up with some period-correct parts, some 1997 parts (White Ind LMDS, WI hubs, XT M739 shifter, brakes, levers, fd), and some modern stuff (rims, tyres, etc). It's now a super fun knockabout street bike. I love riding it!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Wow whats with that weird looking rear mech? Does it do something fancy?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:29 pm 
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jaypee wrote:
Wow whats with that weird looking rear mech? Does it do something fancy?

It's a White Industries LMDS. It doesn't do anything particularly fancy but it shifts well. No better than a bunch of others that are way cheaper, more durable, and easier to set up, though :D
You can read a bit about them HERE.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Interesting footnote in mtb history, it certainly looks the part!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Here is James as he stands now. Pretty much done with the pimping up since the addition of some Jagwire Ripcord to stop my gears from adjusting themselves every five minutes. Not as authentic as he could be, but I don't really care too much about all that jazz, just want a bike that rides like a gooden.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:53 pm 
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All i have is a few pics of the back end of my 1999(or 8 :? ) C16-R. Pics were just to show the Hope No2 caliper and its mounting.. :)
Unfortunately ive lost the whole bike pics though they might be on the forum somewhere.

Handy i suppose if you want confirmation that its strong enough to handle a rear disc conversion. I used it this way for about 5 or 6 years without any issues whatsoever.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Here's my offering then, really pleased with the finished bike. Might give this one a go at the Macretro National. Check out the full build thread with the link below.

Cheers, Col.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:47 pm 
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SER - WEEET.

That is an absolute stoater. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:10 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
SER - WEEET.

That is an absolute stoater. 8)

Thanks, glad you approve. I'm certainly happy with the way it's turned out :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:23 pm 
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DynaCol wrote:
I'm certainly happy with the way it's turned out :D


I'll bet you are.

I love the red detailing, and also the items like the bar ends, which, if I'm not mistaken, are older model X-Lite's, that almost never come up for sale.

Did you have all the anodising done? Or have you been gathering red parts for months / years?


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