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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Building this rod brake dump find on no budget with whatever I can rustle together..

Here's some pics

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Needs a 26.0 seatpost...

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Handmade Leather grips! I made these a couple of years ago for a rohloff touring bike...

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Raleigh burner brakes! The only thing with a big enoug drop...


Still trying to figure this one out...


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:14 pm 
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At least you're not going to need a padlock! ;)

Back wheel is cool....what is the purpose of the build?


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Decathlon sell a 26mm seatpost for about £13. Got one on my Falcon.

EDIT: Has it been crashed? That fork looks bent.


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Location: Teddington
Looks like fun.
Scavenger builds are always my favourite. Mainly for being the only way I can afford to build a bike, haha.


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Now got some other forks from lfgss forum and resprayed them black with a rattle can... Still need to get some good quality calipers so I can figure out what size the seatpost is.. 26.0 was way off..

Those forks above were cast offs I was given by someone.. The original forks that I found with the bike were even worse!

Ill put up anuther up another pic when I get home next week..


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:48 am 
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Riding really nice.. Just put on a 1950's brooks b15 (like a b17 but tougher hide), took it to the shops to buy some milk..

I almost think this could be my regular ride, beats all the smart bikes ive got in the shed for laid back comfort.


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