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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:46 am 
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On the lookout for a new chainset for my Fat Chance build...thinking I should go Cooks, Syncros or just stick to the universal Shimano...but seen some very nice Middleburn's knocking about and I am partial.

What are people's thoughts on keeping USA made components on a USA made frame, or British on British for example? Can't say I've ever worried about it but would be good to get some ideas.

The Buck Shaver is (or rather is in the process of being) a cobalt blue so want silver finishing kit. A mate reckons I should keep Middleburn's for a British build (got a P7 waiting in the wings) but I dunno really.

Any recommendations?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:16 am 
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Graftons?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:45 am 
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Anything, who cares where it comes from... Well unless it retro Canadian goods ;)

It's just a Fat so stick shimano/su tour on it, or pick the crank you like the look of and some nice rings.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:21 am 
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What frame is it and when was it made?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I went through this a couple of years back, so this thread might give you an insight in to the thoughts of some on here, regarding mix/match USA/UK:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=145770&hilit


In the end, I decided on Ringlé rather than GoldTec, so my answer would be to stick with USA on a USA.

Having said that, it depends what age your FAT is. If it's an older one, Specialized cranks can look great / in-fitting, and are a break from the average Grafton etc...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Rick Draper wrote:
What frame is it and when was it made?


It's a Buck Shaver frame and built in '94...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:14 pm 
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BoyBurning wrote:
I went through this a couple of years back, so this thread might give you an insight in to the thoughts of some on here, regarding mix/match USA/UK:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=145770&hilit


Great thread, thanks....similar dilemma!

I also have some RC35's but am thinking twice about using them. Leaning towards Manitou 2s. I never thought I'd be bothered but here we are!


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