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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:19 pm 
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I decided to try something entirely different, so I bought myself a pair of Zipp 440 wheels:

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Works for me, they do need some tan sidewall tubulars though.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:03 pm 
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That's going to be one special looking bike. Reminds me of Akira somehow.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:14 am 
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well done, i cant help thinking there is an elastomer dampener under that beam ? even though the design is from the 90/s the frame still looks so futuristic . the bars are going to make or break this project[ something out of 'american chopper ' :lol: ]


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:09 pm 
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There is indeed an elastomer dampener under the beam. Only the parts that connect it to the beam are missing. Can anybody enlighten me on what parts I need to complete the frame?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:58 pm 
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well i'm blowed !. aint got a clue, it doesnt look complicated. it would be interesting to do a comfort test when shes up and running. a' before and after', by replacing it with a block of hard wood .


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:18 pm 
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A user on a Dutch cycling forum (Fiets.nl) was kind enough to scan and e-mail me his copy of the original ZIPP catalog. To complete the frame all I need is the right size plat headed bolt :D .


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:13 am 
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3000 tri spokes ??


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:16 pm 
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m m nice wheels equally as good, me thinks . is the adjustable quill stem 'look' ? it makes the flite deck more interesting.the saddle fixing is a bit of a mess though, but i guess you either like or loath it. its still retro.... what was the story with the uci ? did they ban them ? or did they just fail to shave off seconds ?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:41 pm 
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It was banned, but maybe it will be allowed again in the near future: http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/12/ ... ent_311518.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:09 pm 
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yes they need to relax their rules,after all the body positioning of the rider is still much
the same as 1980/90 s time trialling.
i wonder what would have happened if it had been allowed to evolve ?


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