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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:03 am 
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Update 1 Nov 2011, I've converted the Curtlo to 1x9 for a mate to test, more pictures below.

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Here's the first pictures of my "new to me" Curtlo found in the classifieds here a while back. It is long and low for a 29er, fillet brazed goodness with a really nice zing to the tubeset.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:00 am 
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That looks fantastic, shame the forks don't have a disc tab as they look good too. Maybe get one welded on?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Thanks, the craftsmanship on the frame is a joy to behold.

I bought the Kelly 29er forks 18 months or so ago thinking the right frame would follow. Now they are a perfect fit and geometry, but V-brake only, sigh. For now I'll ride it with just the rear brake (not a problem in the flat country around here) while I make up my mind on the forks. Maybe a nice disc only fork will present itself.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Sweet! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:15 pm 
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Looking good!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:52 pm 
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nice! I woulda had that frame if i wasn't such a short fella.

Nice build, as mentioned - forks are sweet .. but isn't that rear hub 130mm??


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:57 pm 
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My grandad had a bike like that in about 1965 strange how things come round again isn't it :wink: Looking good though.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:52 pm 
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Thanks guys, and I have used these wheels in 3 MTB frames and never it struck me as anything but a 135mm rear hub. I also think Mavic intended these to fit skinny 28"road wheels in (disc) MTB frames.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Autumn update for the Curtlo. I have changed the build around a bit and this is now a regular rider. Picked up some Ti bits in the classifieds here and I just love the ride. Plus the front end is retro low with old skool quick steering too, well definitely quicker compared to the Singular Swift that I had before this.

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Not getting on with the Brroks, and I am awaiting delivery of wheels for the next update.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:01 pm 
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really nice... love the Curtlo'

is the kelly' fork for sale?


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