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 Post subject: One for the missus
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:30 pm 
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As the wife's birthday was coming up and I am usually a bit forgetful when it comes to buying presents I developed a cunning plan that involved a present of such magnitude that I would be in the clear for the next 20 birthday or so. A few musts for this bike were disc brakes, light weight, low maintenance (I'd rather ride than tinker, so dedicated Rohloff frame) and smaaaal size (14"). As if on cue my long time cycling buddy/good friend Yo-eddy pointed me to a heavily discounted 14" Van Nicholas Zion Rohloff frame at on-one.

Scrounging more parts from here (the forks) and a few trading sites as well as a Rohloff wheel from Yo eddy again led to this:

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The answer to mud is...

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Middle burn uno 32t gives crazy bracket clearance. Old style square taper will last and last

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At least 1 old school part

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Cheers, Giel


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Now that is very nice! 8)


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8)


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wish I was a few feet smaller :cry:
simply stunning :!:


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She's very lucky, that's a nice bike :D


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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:00 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Giel wrote:
Middle burn uno 32t gives crazy bracket clearance. Old style square taper will last and last


That's not only the 32th MB ring but also you, using the upper range on the eccenter, bike would be a little more stable when you use the lower range ...... just a suggestion :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Wow, thats a stunning build using all the top end stuff. I thought my build for my wife's birthday last year of a classic Marin was plush until I see this! 8)


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