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 Post subject: Re: Retro TT build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:17 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Can't ever recall seeing a 12 tooth cog on a 5 speed, or even a compact 6 like the Suntour Ulta 6 which is the same width....


I wonder if you’re right; perhaps the only way to have that is to go 6 speed. I guess I’ll just have to make do with 13 ups.


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 Post subject: Re: Retro TT build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:18 am 
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Regina 12-17 6 speed were regularly used on TT wheels or you could go with the alloy Maillard 12 up blocks which are rare to find a good one.


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 Post subject: Re: Retro TT build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:17 am 
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Nob wrote:
Regina 12-17 6 speed were regularly used on TT wheels or you could go with the alloy Maillard 12 up blocks which are rare to find a good one.


The problem is the spacing. For this reason I’ve been looking out for a SunTour ultra 6...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:23 am 
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If you have 126mm hubs then 6 speed should not be a problem


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 Post subject: Re: Retro TT build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:33 pm 
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Nearly there. 8)

185g NOS Sunrace rear mech (purchased for cheapness-lightness). Matching front wheel still needs building. Will put a better saddle on too.

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 Post subject: Re: Retro TT build
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:34 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Brake levers to high....


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Probably are on all of my bikes then. :lol: :(

Now with both brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Retro TT build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:23 am 
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You’ll need to get a Ken Bird head decal :)


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 Post subject: Re: Retro TT build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:26 am 
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Check the brake levers on the great Mick Ballard who rode Birds

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I provided Lloyds with an original head tube decal to copy so they now have them.

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