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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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OK - some build pics as requested for those that like blobs of brass and lumps of steel. Apologies if they come up huge like the original post - I should really get a flickr account to make a better job of this.....

Just had a great day bombing round Grizedale on it - real blast from the past riding rigid on familiar old trails. Rode past lots of people so can't say it slowed me down any - 29 wheels must help! (and didn't see another bike once on good old bridleways). Worryingly had a slight a creak from the bb but a hose down and inspection has revealed a crack in the plastic cup on the UN53 bb - easily fixed and not related to my handiwork!


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File comment: Chainstays 22mm tube. Tricky to get all the bends right (especially compound bend down / insweep at dropout). RH stay went ok - made a lot of scrap trying to make a mirror image for LHS!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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OK - lets try again with some resized pics :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:23 am 
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superb!


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Still absolutely loving this. Great work. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:05 pm 
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8) That is absolutely superb. The angles of the top tube and everything look perfect. Good enough to start taking orders I'd say :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Really impressive. Fixed gear in the last picture? Full respect.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:38 pm 
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Fixed gear?

Not really - there is a freewheel hidden in there ;-)

You may notice front and rear wheel don't match.

It was when I first finished the frame - Hope could do a ready built 29er front wheel but had a bit of brain fade with the rear. So in the end they supplied the Crest rim and ss hub for the back but had to wait for some spokes. The only 29er wheel I had didn't have a disc mount, but I just couldn't wait to go for a ride (so just a front brake and some cautious downhilling).

Might try and take this on the lakes retro ride in Feb - can't decide if it counts as modern or retro? Will it be frowned upon? I'm sure I've got some Axo Pony boots and a hite-rite in the attic to improve the retro content..........


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:43 pm 
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It was the no back brake that fooled me. Didn't notice odd wheels, being the sort of scuff that would run odd wheels and not give it a second thought.

Never been on a retro ride so can't say if it'll be frowned upon. I think it will be one of the coolest bikes there either way.


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 9:05 pm 
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This is well overdue a bump. Still love it.


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 8:17 am 
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concur.

love the angles on this.


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