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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:40 pm 
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Thats awsome! :)

I know what you mean about something being not quite right though. My opinion is that the Fred Salmon has too much rise. With a 0deg Salmon bar stem setup things would look more in place I think. Or you could try flipping in upside down perhaps?

Great work man 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:45 pm 
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yeah i think the front end is just too high, but modern smallish frames are nowadays with the travel on forks, the Fox's were 100mm but i got them reduced to 80mm, i think Fred Salmon only did 1 option of rise for these bars.


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2 quick pics with the cage on, 1 problem i never thought of was the USA flag, totally forgot that the f/mech clamps are alot lower nowadays so sadly the band covers a piece of the decal!


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Looking good 8)
Have you found a bottle that will actually fit the cage as my cage is too cramped to easily get a bottle out :?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:55 pm 
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Stunning 8) , i do agree though that at first glance something is not quite right, and it is the high-ish front but probably because we are used to seeing only pre-trek Dolomite Kleins. Still a fantastic modern interpretation of an iconic bike :wink:


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marin man wrote:
Looking good 8)
Have you found a bottle that will actually fit the cage as my cage is too cramped to easily get a bottle out :?


Haven't tried it yet :oops: bought it for looks alone :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:00 am 
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looks great 8)

a real credit to you :wink:

i want one :shock:

what does it ride like :?:

cheers

stubbsy :D


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Stunning 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Another bike with a fantastic mix of old and new. Love it :D 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:31 pm 
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Yum.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:47 pm 
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that looks really good. Is that my old bar/stem? To think it was beautiful and s purple!

Paint looks great.


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