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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:08 pm 
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any riding going on this week end ??


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not by me - it's our lad's birthday :D

Matt - how was the presentation? :shock:


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Iv'e been riding a small 20mins ( 18 is my quickest ) lap , about 5 miles or so . its good , i like it , starts with a bit of uphill then its all down :D

Got my new ( old :lol: ) flight today , haven't ridden it yet but it'l be much nicer than the one i put on to replace the slr i took off through fear of snapping another .

I'm still not sure i like the splatter , I'm thinking a nice gloss powder . any news on finding someone to change your dropouts Ed ?


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yes got it all tee'd up (courtesy 'Stew'), but can't find singlespeed drop outs with 61 deg angle at a reasonable price :?


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Hmm , how about finding an old bmx race frame ( for the 10mm slot ) and trimming to suit with a grinder ?

A skilled hand could take a 14mm and weld the slot smaller , this is done to quite a few old early 90s bmx frames that got cut to 14mm in the late 90s . Most are 6mm or 1/4 thick , but i guess it could be sanded thinner with some effort and the right equipment . If you wanted to do this you could have a crappy frame i have to liberate the dropouts

id like to have it done to the kona


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orange71 wrote:
not by me - it's our lad's birthday :D

Matt - how was the presentation? :shock:


Thanks, It went really well. Knackered now though!

Still own a bloody Kona Sutra :cry:


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perry wrote:
Hmm , how about finding an old bmx race frame ( for the 10mm slot ) and trimming to suit with a grinder ?

A skilled hand could take a 14mm and weld the slot smaller , this is done to quite a few old early 90s bmx frames that got cut to 14mm in the late 90s . Most are 6mm or 1/4 thick , but i guess it could be sanded thinner with some effort and the right equipment . If you wanted to do this you could have a crappy frame i have to liberate the dropouts

id like to have it done to the kona


It's a good idea - but my frame doesn't exactly have slots - this is what the dropout looks like (although it's not actually this frame it's very similar). So how would that work?

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Thanks, It went really well. Knackered now though!



did you get 4 yes's? :lol:


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I think the surly ones would suit chain/seat stays that dont have slots for a plate dropout . Theres nothing stopping your cutting some in though .

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SURLY-track-frame ... 286.c0.m14

If you had to you could take some basic measurements and get someone handy with autocad to draw some up and have a machinist make some . I wouldnt expect it to be very expensive .


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orange71 wrote:
unocogero wrote:

Thanks, It went really well. Knackered now though!



did you get 4 yes's? :lol:


Yes through to boot camp :shock:


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