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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:56 am 
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Hi after reading that recent topic on tubs im put off . I was going to use them on my bike as original
gp4team issue gear 1993 . Does anybody know a similar clincher rim ?
i would welcome people to disagree now and say they are the bee/s but im deff sticking with clincher s
the shear volume of a spare when you can stash two inner's in yer pouch is common sense.who wants thumping great black bananas sticking out all over the place ?
then if you rip it ? some tubs are £30 can they be repaired?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:03 am 
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mavic ma2? ma40? or open sport? all of them have similar profile to old tubbie gp4s, and basically most of the road bikes from that era were qppd with ma2s :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:53 am 
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thanks kbmpi i will get them laced up hope they are still available . also in the tdf in the 90/s a team switched to high pressure/s i think it was polti.
its prob about personal taste i guess and purism as well. A bit like which is the best alloy/titanium/steel or carbon the debate will always exist. my view is nearly always economy and near enough! i guess i will never win a retrobike of the month contest !
but i sure can still dream and vote !


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:11 am 
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stu,

you'll need to get that handlebar stem lowered to the limit mark at least or that thing's gonna snap when you next honk up a hill and bye bye front gnashers!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:44 am 
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Hi arnt there a lot of good tyres out there! yes the market is totally saturated . im not even going to bother..
but the shwallbe ultremo seems to be flavour of the month at the moment , or one of.. i guess its what youve got in your pocket. Personally my left eye start s twitching above £25 per tyre.
the last pair i bought were michelin krylon which i got from a boot sale he wanted £1.50 i knocked him down to £1..... before that i got a pair navy blue side wall vittoria rubino off ebay. i guess they should compliment the electric blue and yellow frame £9 +pp.A word of warning if you buy new tyres from a cycle jumble check them out on your wheel first... they could be out of tolerence from the skip at the rear of the factory !


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:08 am 
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TGR wrote:
As i mentioned it was a full 600AX groupset, i am now wondering if yours is a later edition with a different group but i think i was initially right - perhaps someone else will know better.


Richard,
Graphics and shifters definitely point to 83 and 600AX - however looking at first picture the chain stay has a braze on for outer cable stop which the 600AX never needed or had. Transition and last of the line?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:36 am 
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paininthe wrote:
TGR wrote:

Richard,
Graphics and shifters definitely point to 83 and 600AX - however looking at first picture the chain stay has a braze on for outer cable stop which the 600AX never needed or had. Transition and last of the line?


good point indeed but how come it has the unique-to-this-model gear lever braze-on as well as one on the chainstay?! i'd have thought one OR the other, not both..

hmmm.... :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:18 pm 
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Its got a shim 600ax part where the handlebar stem enters the frame (technically known by me as that metal ring thingy). I think my dads mate must have just knocked it up using whatever he could find before passing it on to him.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:30 pm 
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The thingy may be the headset and it may prove the age being around 1983 but the braze-on cable stopper is still a bit odd.

Richard


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