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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:55 pm 
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Another addition to the stable. Following a vague idea which I'd had for a while which was catalysed by the nice people at Rawland cycles sending a set of their Elgokse handlebars for review my old modern bike (if that makes sense) has been rebuild as a do-it-all singlespeed.

Logged a few miles on this recently and have to say I'm really enjoying the ride. Two firsts for me, a proper singlespeed and wide upswept bars. I'm sure many have ridden singlespeed before so I shan't comment on this. The bars I will be doing a seperate in depth review on so watch this space.

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Frame: 2006 Pipedream Sirius

Fork: Fox Talas

Headset: WTB
Stem: Rawland Elgokse
Handlebar: Rawland Elgokse
Grips: ODI lock on

Brakes: Magura Louise

Chain: KMC something or other
Cranks: Deore

Pedals: Time

Rims: Mavic
Hubs: Hope / DMR
Tyres: Some old Specializeds

Saddle: Flite MAX
Seatpost: Thomson

Weight: Best not to know

PS, yes, I know the chain is wrong, now have a proper KMC ss chain complete with half link which looks much tidier.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:57 pm 
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More pics here > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=76275


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Nice. I do like these frames.


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Nice. I do like these frames.


Yup, not a bad frame. No thoroughbread but put together well enough with some nice bits of design and cheap enough not to be precious about it.


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The bar/stem combo looks great, nicely different.

I run risers on a couple of my bikes, tipped forward a few clicks so the sweep is similar to your setup, it seems very comfy.

Looks a nice subtle machine 8)


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I really like the Rawland bars , then again I really love most of their stuff, I currently have a set of Rawland disc ready bi plane forks (440 a2c) waiting to go on the right frame. Might have to buy a Drakkar frame when funds permit 8)


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fingers wrote:
The bar/stem combo looks great, nicely different.

I run risers on a couple of my bikes, tipped forward a few clicks so the sweep is similar to your setup, it seems very comfy.

Looks a nice subtle machine 8)


For a bike mostly built with bits I had about it does look ok.

The sweep is more pronounced than the normal riser I run on my other modern ride. Feels quite natural though to the extent when I've jumped on another bike with hyperlites after riding this the hyperlites felt bent forward.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:22 pm 
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Looking forward to hearing more about those bars John, those might be just the ticket for my own Pipedream.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:15 am 
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John wrote:
[Logged a few miles on this recently and have to say I'm really enjoying the ride. Two firsts for me, a proper singlespeed and wide upswept bars.


That's not a proper singlespeed - it's got one of those sprung tensioners :wink:
Sorry John, I'm just being facetious here, although as you're already using HT2 type cranks, one of those very nice Forward Components EBB conversions would be just the job 8) .

The bars are looking pretty cool, though I suspect that they're not that light. Nice anyway - I'd be tempted by a set but I reckon that they'd be harsh with rigid forks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Andy R wrote:
John wrote:
[Logged a few miles on this recently and have to say I'm really enjoying the ride. Two firsts for me, a proper singlespeed and wide upswept bars.


That's not a proper singlespeed - it's got one of those sprung tensioners :wink:
Sorry John, I'm just being facetious here, although as you're already using HT2 type cranks, one of those very nice Forward Components EBB conversions would be just the job 8) .

The bars are looking pretty cool, though I suspect that they're not that light. Nice anyway - I'd be tempted by a set but I reckon that they'd be harsh with rigid forks.


Ha, knew I'd get taken to school on the chain and tensioner. Have a new chain with half link on there now, looks miles better. Could perhaps do without the tensioner but I think the empty rear mech hanger looks a bit gash so left it on. Those EBBs are interesting, more than the frame is worth though!

The bars ain't light but I guess that isn't the point, you'll know steel bullhorns won't find their way onto many race bikes. They are rigid though as you'd imagine.


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