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 Post subject: A pair of 7s
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:29 am 
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Following on from this thread:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=150051

I thought I best throw some pics of my two Sevens. First up is the MTB; this was custom built for me back in 2006 and quickly became a 'project titanium' with as many ti bits as was possible. Ti spokes, bolts, chain, saddle - there wasn't a thing that coud be ti that wasn't! But it was soon apparent that some things are better not made of ti, like the shell of the saddle or ti cranks on a ti bottom bracket. So I took a more sensible approach and replaced a few key parts with more sensible things. Being a retro-chap I felt that there were a few opportunities for 'retroising' with choice retro parts.

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Next up is the Roadie. This was bought off ebay from a lady who used it when she traveled from her home in the US to her vineyards in Europe. It was a perfect fit and size for me and as S&S bikes are so rare I just had to have it. I then built it up as any mtber should, with MTB makers parts all over the place:

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(rare pro only campag record 'red')

Both bikes were built with the same makers parts, partly because it looks good but mainly because these are companies that I trust. Seven, Hope, Moots, Black Sheep, DeKerf, Bullseye, Speedplay, Selle SMP (on my Surgeons advice!)..

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Great thing is no matter what you do to a titanium bike you just wash it down and rub a scotchbrite pad over it and its like new!

Next up I will share my retro, all titanium commuter bike!


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Am loving the way you are running Hope Tech levers next to thumbies.


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