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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:30 pm 
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most wanted for 2006:

ti crank (cqp, dgi, sims, onza)
syncros ti seatpost for my fat ti (29.4)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:18 pm 
TBG/Kona frame or bike from around 1990.

Bontrager OR frame to SS.

Brodie forks.

And if dreaming is allowed... frame and truss-fork made by Jeff Jones.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:00 pm 
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Sorry, didn`t realize i wasn`t logged-in.

TBG/Kona frame or bike from around 1990.

Bontrager OR frame to SS.

Brodie forks.

And if dreaming is allowed... frame and truss-fork made by Jeff Jones. Check out Aquaholics thread over at www.mtbr.com on the 29"-board.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:50 pm 
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Hi Rutteger,

still looking for a nice Merckx steel roadbike/frame. if you'll give me your budget and size I could get you some nice ones !

steven.ledoux@telenet.be


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:05 pm 
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Just waiting on a fork now. I'll post a pic when it's done. Meanwhile, the story so far...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:10 pm 
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I'm hoping for a Robin Mather frame (if it all works out!) - not that I've thought about it much at all, oh no, but maybe done a bit like this (off the top of my head, obviously)...

    *brazed frame with no lugs (not even at top-tube / seat-tube / seat-stay junction)
    *singlespeed with dropouts that have metal (as in not painted - stainless steel?) faces where the hub (a Full Monty!) bolts on
    *26" wheels and clearance for tires up to 2.5" wide (80mm total clearance?)
    *classic "old school" mtb shape

      ~NOT suspension corrected
      ~thin tubes
      ~top tube parallel to ground
      ~nicely curved tapered unicrown (?) front fork (again with not painted dropout?)
      ~kinda long (tall?) head-tube (but not too long!)
      ~equal (tightish) clearance for front wheel from down-tube and rear wheel from seat-tube (shortish chain-stays)
      ~the same clearance on front wheel to sides of forks and on rear wheel between both chain-stays and seat-stays
      ~built for canti brakes only - rear hanger brazed to frame, front hanger brazed to stem?
    *maybe reinforcing ring on seat-tube? (like soulcraft)
    *maybe reinforcing rings on head-tube? (maybe like old mountain-goats?)
    *round bottle mount reinforcement brazeons (not diamond shaped)
    *braze-ons for front and rear fenders and rear rack? (round and brazed to frame, not into frame)
    *cable routing using Surly style zip tie braze-ons to allow full cable outer
    *camouflage paint like Ritchey Commandos had! (I figure this may cost a bit!)
    *custom or Salsa steel stems painted to match bike (two stems, for different handlebar styles); with canti hangers brazed on as mentioned above
    *brazed on seat binder that takes M6 bolts (maybe!)


I figure I'd like the bike to have a two-speed freewheel and two front chainrings - meaning I can get two gears with the same length chain. I think I'd go for 38 / 41 up front and the ENO 19 / 16 freewheel behind. 2:1 offroad and 41:16 on! I'd maybe like a Chris King steelset headset, but I'm not sure.

Anyhow, it's nice to dream (and to make cost / weight / value per km spreadsheets, apparently)!

Cheers all!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:57 pm 
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The only comment I'd make is whilst Robin will build you virtually anything you can imagine, that frame sounds more like the Solitude house style than that of RM.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:35 am 
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Solitude

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:15 am 
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oh. do Solitude build 26" bikes? I'd thought of them as being 29" only!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:42 am 
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They're both capable of anything ( but that's enough of their criminal records! ).


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