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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:31 pm 
Old School Hero
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hello all,
i have picked up a Langdale lightweight Lo-Pro, i have been trying to get hold of the correct forks and front wheel for a few weeks now. so far i have been given very mixed advice. out of interest, i decided to put a 700c fork and wheelset on the frame......it seems to look ok, am i wrong? could this frame be 700c front and rear? not sure if this will help, but the frame number is: 8513, was built by B.E. Pinky Green for Langdale Lightweights. its rider was a guy called "Julian Bear" (written on the toptube).......any more advice, personal opinions would be greatly appreciated.
many thanks, Luke

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Certainly not for 24", the seat tube would be nearly vertical. Could well be for 700 wheels, seat tube angle is still plenty steep enough with those forks in and a lot more sensible in that you only need one size of spare tyre/tube.

Probably frame number 13 of 1985, the frame design fits with that era of TT'ing.

Never heard of the rider.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:48 pm 
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i really love the frame, and want to get it built asap. if it is 700c f+r it will get done a lot faster.......just need forks with about 130mm steerer to test it.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Certainly not for 24", the seat tube would be nearly vertical.


The head tube angle looks good too, my guess is 700c f&r


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:17 am 
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Your lo-pro has a very similar angle to my lo-pro which takes 700c wheels. Silimar era as well (circa 1983 from what i've been told).

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


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