very nice, the green and chrome look really goes well, the wheels look nice too
so what brakes are you getting?
Neil G wrote:
Just needs some anchors now...what's going on there....going to keep it real and go rear only?
I've always had Hope's in mind for this, love the machining on them. What model exactly I don't know with so many to choose from, plus not knowing my way round them too well... Shall probably just go for one of the newer models for peace of mind hopefully utilising a floating disc, something around 7"/8"
Any thoughts or experiances on what model to go for are duly welcome!
Been thinking rear only too
and it'll keep costs down which i really need to do right now. I guess i can always add a front later if it comes to it, but liking the idea of having less.
I can't get over how nice this build is, specially as these are usually a trusty old tank. Nice work. 25lbs is probably right, i did a double take cos it should be heavier but once brakes and chain are on it will be closer to 28 I reckon! My play bike is possibly down to about 29 or 30, still feels like a reet heavy lump, though, as mentioned with the DMR not a dead weight, a lively one.
What angles do you reckon its got with those rigid forks (how long are they?)? I've just changed to 440 rigids and the angles are looking like 71/74 or more!
@Trusty old tank ..I like it! It suits the colour then but with a touch of bling.
I was thinking the same weight wise! Maybe another 2-3lbs if not a little more on top of what it is now, seems about right. Just can't wait to get on it and feel the weight for myself when riden.
Angles im not sure about with the forks on, but the frame has a 71 degree head angle so may have increased slightly. Forks are same as yours, around the 435/440mm mark from axle to crown. They're supposedly suspension corrected for 80 or 100mm, can't remember exactly which but they have a good length to them.