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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Having got some info about my RX100 levers from the retro road section of rb, I think they're late 90's. As you'd expect, you have to be fairly deliberate with them, but the shifting is spot on. Could be because the levers and rear mech are from the same era though. Gonna keep an eye out on here for a front mech to match.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:40 am 
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My current project, a local towpath and kid carrying cruiser. Still in progress, but will be sporting mudguards, a rack and kids seat on the back.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:05 am 
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Edge of the road. Harringworth viaduct, Rutland.

Recently built as a winter bike/commuter. First decent ride on it today. It's an absolute joy to ride too. What with all the flood water and snow melt washing all sorts of crud onto the roads around here, my road bike would've been a slightly worrying prospect. However, the Edge OTR I can just thrash. Which, I suppose, is exactly what it was designed for.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:50 am 
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troje wrote:
it takes 5 minutes to switch knobby tires to slicks...

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Loving this, such a clean look.


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1992 Cinder Cone

...and in off road form...

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:wink:


Great photo, I love the look of paired spaokes.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:34 pm 
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My Pace with Schwalbe City Jets

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Perfect for dry tracks like the Trans Pennine Trail (when it is dry :roll:)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Interesting, as I thought road shifters were not a good match with mtb mechs.

I may have to do some experiments with my drop bar project.


The problem is with front ones only. Rear are exactly the same. If you clamp the cable on the wrong side of the bolt on the front it works fine. File in a new cable clamp groove to help it grip. There is stuff about this mon on the CTC website.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:32 am 
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my klein attitude (actually of my wife :oops: )

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:14 am 
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Still a work in progress. Went with 700c cuz there's a bit of brake sleeve stuck on one of the canti studs. I'm thinking Clement X'Plor USH might be next set of tyres.

With slicks a couple of weeks ago.
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With CX rubber the other day.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:34 am 
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My Kona Fire Mountain with Conti Gran Prix 1" slicks. Was a bit rapid :lol: but a bit under geared :( with a 42/11 top gear. Needed at least a 46 chainring to make the most of it.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:02 am 
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No picture of mine as they were in my past before retro bike. I did it though because I seen a courier bike shackled to railings on Princes Street, Edinburgh in 1996 with 26 x 1.5" slicks and thought it the coolest thing ever. Went out that same day and scoured the shops for a set, eventually found Nokian City Slickers and slapped them on my retired Townsend mtb, it gave that bike a new lease of life, nippy and well braked


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