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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:50 pm
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Location: Belgium
After emailing back and forth with Richard (TGR), he told me to show some of my bikes here.
Now, a few months later i started this built and registered here and there it is, my '85 Merckx pursuit.

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i also had this laying around and tought it would do honor to the frame and vice versa

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But first, a bike is not a bike without some "decent" wheels. With the frame came a 650c mavic 4 CD laced on a suntour gpx hub, so went to search a 700c mavic and about a month ago i've found one for a small price. let the lacing begin.

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a little help came unexpected

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And this is where i am for now, next things to do are:

- drill holes in the steer for cable routing
- change BB because it's to big
- go pick some leather for some almarc style steering wrap that matches the saddle

also, i'm still searching a chain to match, i found a suntour chain with messing/gold like outer plates and black inner. regina extra oro is a bit to expensive, or will i just go for some clean silver chain?
oh, some c record aero pedals and a 700c Wolber SL19 tire are also on the wanted list.

feel free to tell me what you think of it :-)

And i apologize in advance for bad writing/spelling.

cheers, Bram


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:21 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Great work there and a workshop to match! Welcome...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:49 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Blimey :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Nice project


I've never ridden a Lo-Pro can you tell me how one would go about sizing one, I can ride up to a 56cm traditional frame


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:38 am 
Devout Dirtbag
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Nice bike and great report. Thnx!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Awesome looking bike. What's that T-shaped spoke key you've got? Does that help fit the spoke nipple onto the end of the spoke without dropping it into the rim section? I wouldn't mind one of them if that's what it does.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Jonny69 wrote:
Awesome looking bike. What's that T-shaped spoke key you've got? Does that help fit the spoke nipple onto the end of the spoke without dropping it into the rim section? I wouldn't mind one of them if that's what it does.


it's just an old 14g spoke, folded in a T-shape with some electric tape around it, and a brass nipple filed flat and screwed on there backwords :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:52 pm 
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For a Lo-Pro you still need the correct position of the legs so the seat tube stays the same............it's just the front end that's lower (ish)

Mini Bikes are a tad different.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:19 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Very nice. Try a Connex 808 chain on it. Very good and cheap on Wiggle online bike shop.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:31 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Take a look at the KMC chains as you can have them in gold & silver & some other colors also.


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