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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:25 pm 
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thats bucking fonkers!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Liking that muchly. I've always been a tad skeptical about off road drops due to difficulties with getting a proper fit that works; so it's good to see that it is possible to perservere and get it right.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Compliments on a very tasteful build Mr Kawasaki!!!
Earlier this evening I got rid of a alu Marin frame on account of it being to large But when I saw your 'dale I realised I could have made a similar tasty ss parts-bin-bike instead. Oh well...

Got a used 46cm Salsa Bell Lap bar with some flair from a mate last week. It's only 46cm but it's worth a try if I could only get the bars high enough.
That RANS stem look a lot like those Steve Potts make but it would probably move my bars back far to much.

Have this ugly and heavy Delta stem raiser witch ad 55-65mm but I could probably fit some spacers beneath and ad a one or two cm. So with my 40º 120mm Salsa Moto Ace stem it might work well enough for me to figure out if dirtdrops is better for my wrist as I suffer from ost-traumatic Arthritis before I order the Salsa Woodchipper and a custom stem! :P


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:31 pm 
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That's got to be the longest headtube I've ever seen, and the most oddly proportioned bike..........but, I can see how it works with the drops.

Wish I'd given it a quick spin round the MM campsite now.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:00 am 
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I've just spotted this interesting Modolo stem on eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330603615413

The wide clamp might make it hard to use with a drop bar.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:41 am 
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jango wrote:

Wish I'd given it a quick spin round the MM campsite now.


Kev, you at the Peaks? Planning to ride this unless it's wet and slippy - you can evaluate it then...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:11 am 
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The Bridgestone inspired me for this build. Actually it is just an interims build until the Nitto DirtDrop stem arrives:

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Things that will change:
Saddle (San Marco Laser in white)
Crank (Sakae, silver)
Seatpost (Sakae, silver)
tires (skillwalls)
brake levers (non-aero Shimano 105)
Bar tape (some cotton stuff most likely)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:10 pm 
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My '88 Fisher ProCaliber converted to single speed path and canal trail bomber. Last Saturday night, rode it through an Arizona Monsoon (not planned) complete with 40 mph winds, horizontal down pour, and six inches of flooding in the street. Clearly the most fun I've had for a while.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:00 am 
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I think that is the thing what drop bars is about. They look wrong but go like shit off a shoval in the right environment. I'm cooking something up and love this thread for inspiration!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Finally did it.

Build details here :
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=156600


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