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 Post subject: Pace RC300
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Here's one to make the purists cry: my RC300 (F30016277), stripped down as a fixie :shock:

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Horizontal dropouts,
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I cut the RC31s down by 40mm and re-bonded to get the geometry right.

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Homemade aluminium oval section bars with welded in bar ends, TT bike brake lever, Nokon cable and a bell:

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Coda M900 road cranks with 'Badger' chain:

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Only 8Kg and rides beautifully though :D

All the best,


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:58 pm 
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i like that! :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 11:49 pm 
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I don't :lol:

I thought it looks a little squat, the 40mm off the forks explains it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:15 am 
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Today I will mostly be wearing black, and looking miserable.

But I won't let you see my cry. I'm too angry for that. This is vandalism.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:15 pm 
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I thought it looks a little squat, the 40mm off the forks explains it.

I agree, but I wanted to run it as a more roadie position 72 degree parallel frame, that 40mm would swing the angles back to 67-68 degrees. Just shows the frame's versatility...

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This is vandalism.

You're probably right, but I haven't cut or drilled anything and I do have all the other little parts lovingly stored.

I used to ride it with gears, but just couldn't take the rear brake hose rattling inside the Top Tube on every bump.
I'll put it back as a full (as possible) UK off-road build soon :D I just thought I might upset a few people first...:wink:

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:09 pm 
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danson67 wrote:
I'll put it back as a full (as possible) UK off-road build soon :D I just thought I might upset a few people first...:wink:


I like your style (and the bike) :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pace RC300
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 8:47 am 
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danson67 wrote:
I cut the RC31s down by 40mm and re-bonded to get the geometry right.


I assume they were originally 440mm -> 400mm (did this myself for an Orange Vit T2) and not 420mm -> 380mm :shock:

I like the look of it :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:11 pm 
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christ i love those cranks.


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