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 Post subject: Rock lobster
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:56 am 
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Greetings from a wintery New Zealand. I have an original rock lobster steel frame from around 1994. Looking at your previous posts it his one of the early Nti bikes with 1" headset, ritchey dropouts, in an awesome metallic dark green. Frame is awesome and rides well, I built it with quadra 21r's and LX/XT mix on Mavic 217 rims.

Forks are knackered, elastomers completely degraded. Should I replace with rigid? Struggling to find any 1" Aheadset forks at all out here ( I was thinking some project2 rigid forks I remember around that time).
Any ideas?
Thinking about making it into a single speed....


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 Post subject: Re: Rock lobster
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Farmergiles wrote:
Greetings from a wintery New Zealand. I have an original rock lobster steel frame from around 1994. Looking at your previous posts it his one of the early Nti bikes with 1" headset, ritchey dropouts, in an awesome metallic dark green. Frame is awesome and rides well, I built it with quadra 21r's and LX/XT mix on Mavic 217 rims.

Forks are knackered, elastomers completely degraded. Should I replace with rigid? Struggling to find any 1" Aheadset forks at all out here ( I was thinking some project2 rigid forks I remember around that time).
Any ideas?
Thinking about making it into a single speed....


Welcome :D
I had one of these frames (and, strangely enough, I believe it's now in NZ!) and loved it.
I had the same fork issues and found some nice Bombers for it in the end.
I've got one of the later 853 frames now, built up as a rigid winter hack.
Any pics?


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 Post subject: Re: Rock lobster
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Rebuild the fork with Kronos coil springs!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kronos-Springs- ... 0980646230


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 Post subject: Re: Rock lobster
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:51 am 
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I also need some new rims as the current Mavic 217 are pulling through at the eyelets. Anyone has any 26" 32 hole rims to suit canti brakes or even a complete wheel set in nz I'd like to know about it please!


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