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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:23 am 
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Right, way over my head there... I have no clue wether its carbon or alluminium on that part off the frame,
But i think ill get that stand off yust to be sure..

Thank u all for ur input, ill be sorting the bike out the coming week, and after a ride il deside wether ill put it on marketplace or keep it...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:33 am 
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tap it with something metal, if it rings its metal if it sounds plastic its carbon.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:54 am 
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These early carbon bikes are really ignored and under-appreciated. I just wish some appeared in a 16" so I could buy one that fit.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:08 am 
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Ill messure this one and see what size it is,. what sizes do u want to know???


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:15 am 
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That's a 19 or 20". The 2 most common ways of measuring the bike's size are

1 ) from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube, commonly called C-T
2 ) from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube - seat tube intersection, commonly called C-C

You can clearly see the C-C and C-T on this pic. Ignore the numbers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Osella wrote:
Wasn't CFM-3 Aluminium stays...?

My old CFM-3 had carbon all round aside from the lugs, head tube and stay braces and wishbone. Very nice bikes imho, had mine kitted out with xtr and pace forks and it looked/rode nicely. I think there is a link in my sig to the build thread.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:17 pm 
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ishaw wrote:
Osella wrote:
Wasn't CFM-3 Aluminium stays...?

My old CFM-3 had carbon all round aside from the lugs, head tube and stay braces and wishbone. Very nice bikes imho, had mine kitted out with xtr and pace forks and it looked/rode nicely. I think there is a link in my sig to the build thread.


Yeah, I was going on the probability that it was a '94 model - which had Aluminium rear triangle. (Info available if you read German): http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/1 ... _Cadex.pdf

They are a very nice ride - and fast too!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:41 pm 
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COOL COOL, thank u all so much for the info..

I am getting more and more enthousiastic on the bike already..
I need to sort out the shifters, 1 gear doesnt seem to work yet,. i might got to my local bike store for help.
And ill probably order SPD pedals or mount the MTB pedals woth toe clips..

Verry cool u could link me that folder,. i wasnt aware off how authentic it looked,. i had seen pictures with a frontshock and had the idea that it should be like that...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Cool,. looks awsome,. really a lot to consider ,,...
Ill try to salvage the stock Deore LX for now.. But if i can get my hands on better for a good deal i might even upgrade..

My paint how ever is not in the fantastic state urs is,. wich made me think if i could mayb spray it another collour..


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