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 Post subject: Rules for bike building
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:51 pm 
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As per title really... what are the unwritten rules about component and frame marriages?

I'll start off with a couple:

Pace frames - thou shalt not fit "not-Pace" forks - thou shalt try and be as British as possible

Colnagos - never ever ever use anything but Campag or else


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Bugger, i'm guilty :?
In fairness i bought it as built at a stupid price with Dura Ace

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:36 pm 
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Radar wrote:

Pace frames - thou shalt not fit "not-Pace" forks - thou shalt try and be as British as possible

Colnagos - never ever ever use anything but Campag or else




agreed on both. Have vague recollection of Brant Richards having a Pace built up with Marzocchis or some such. Found it offensive then.

Would extend Colnago to anything Italian.

How about this one

Though shalt not fit risers to anything built pre 1997


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Though shalt not fit risers to anything built pre 1997


My 1987 Ozark came with risers. Does that mean I have to ride it with no handlebars? That's going to make things tricky....


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terryhfs wrote:
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Though shalt not fit risers to anything built pre 1997


My 1987 Ozark came with risers. Does that mean I have to ride it with no handlebars? That's going to make things tricky....


Ha ha, good point well made. I've risers on my '85 Overbury's also.

Maybe I should say anything pre 1997 but post 1988 ish.


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What about riser handlebars and bar ends? That should be a no-no. :D


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bugger I was looking for some early 90's risers to go on my GT, not for looks just to ease my back a bit, I guess they'll be hard to find then.


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TracyP wrote:
What about riser handlebars and bar ends? That should be a no-no. :D


why is this such a big deal? If it's coz it doesn't 'look' right, well there's plenty of other options equally 'bad'. Seems this comes up quite a lot. And yes I do have risers and bar ends and proud of it! :D


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Just 'cos you do it don't make it right!

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why I oughtta...! <Clenches fist and screws face up> :lol:


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