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 Post subject: My Ribble R4
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:35 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Ealing, London
Hi guys,
I've been here for a short time now, mainly trying to purchase bits and reading the vast amount of useful information from this great site.

Anyway's I thought it was about time that I posted what I have done with the knowledge and parts I have collected.

My bike is a mix of modern and retro and I'm really enjoying it!

Here's the pictures:
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(I changed to the Bombers from these)
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Specification wise:
Frame - Ribble R4 19.5"
Forks - Marzocchi XC600 retro
Brakes - Hope C2 (Number 3 Front, Number 2 Rear)
Wheels - Hope Hubs with Mavic 521 rims (Ti glide Rear)
Shifters - Shimano Deore

Thanks for reading!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:54 pm 
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Interesting frame


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:57 pm 
Old School Hero

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tintin40 wrote:
Interesting frame


Thanks, I think? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:15 pm 
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nathb wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
Interesting frame


Thanks, I think? :lol:


It's not just round tubing welded together. The top tube is ribbed?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:19 pm 
Old School Hero

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tintin40 wrote:
nathb wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
Interesting frame


Thanks, I think? :lol:


It's not just round tubing welded together. The top tube is ribbed?


Yeah, it's ribbed.

Hard to get a picture of but these may show it a bit more:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:21 pm 
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I see a very interesting frame. Ribbed for stiffness & comfort :lol:

Alloy?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:23 pm 
Old School Hero

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tintin40 wrote:
I see a very interesting frame. Ribbed for stiffness & comfort :lol:

Alloy?


7005 heat treated butted aluminium tubing.

I got it from here: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bm ... IBBFRAM200

I was originally going to get a Merlin Malt 3 frame, but due to my rear wheel setup I needed V brake mounts and disc mounts (for future upgrades), then I stumbled across this.

Really can't complain at the price and it has character. Plus as it seems to be very universal I can slowly upgrade everything ready for a 456 or FSR. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:33 pm 
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can't complain at £149 good buy. enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:35 pm 
Old School Hero

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tintin40 wrote:
can't complain at £149 good buy. enjoy it.


Thank you very much!

It was only £120 delivered. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:39 pm 
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And you bought British :D Good name to


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