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 Post subject: My New "retro"
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Its a new frame as are all the components except the pedals and tyres but I believe its "soul" is retro. I've designed the geometry for multiple uses but she remains quick with neutral handling. What do you guys and girls think?

Just waiting to persuade myself to buy some matching honey coloured Brooks leather handle bar tape, trim the steerer to the correct length after a few hundred miles and like wise the front brake hose then Its time to get seriously acquainted for my trans Iceland "Spregisandur" in the summer.

Just good solid proven components. See Santa does exist :wink:


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 Post subject: green bike
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:17 pm 
Old School Hero
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man that head tubes longer than the seat tube on my daughters bike. How tall are you??


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:02 pm 
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:o Hope you can break that saddle in before your trip :wink:

nice colour btw.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:11 pm 
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Nice, I like Charlies work... (he did the new dropouts on my Explosif which are ace).

What tubes is it, and what forks are those?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:21 pm 
Retro Guru

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that is pretty cool, but you gota cut those hoses!!


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either they are 16" wheels or you've gotta be 7 foot tall.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm not 7 foot tall but I am a little different in my diamensions (Gibbon comes to mind), hence the different looking frame. I've found some olives so that I can trim the front brake hose now........ thankfully. The frame is Reynolds 725, plenty stiff and light with that forgiving steel feel for long hard days in the saddle. The forks likewise and custom built again by Charlie.

The saddle is suprisingly comfortable and can only improve in time as do all Brooks saddles. Future additions to include some better rolling tyres for the great adventure accross Iceland. Any suggestions would be welcome. Something with a good air volume reasonable weight and ability to stand up to the abrasive volcanic ash.

Looking at getting a trailer as well. Fancy a BOB trailer. A single wheel is preferred as they tend not to self steer. Any suggestions?

Now I've got time I shall renovate some of that old Campag record OR and Icarus gear and the Pace RC 35's for sale.


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jammy git
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Love it! If I bought a brand new bike I'd want it to look like this......albeit a bit smaller :D

Stu


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Pumpy's Bear
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I know someone who has a once used Bob Yak trailer that they are looking to sell - let me know if you are interested

Cheers

Ed


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:46 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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get a bigger hammer wrote:
Future additions to include some better rolling tyres for the great adventure accross Iceland. Any suggestions would be welcome. Something with a good air volume reasonable weight and ability to stand up to the abrasive volcanic ash.
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specialized do some large volume XC tyres @ reasonable weights


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