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WANTED 28.6 front Mech, Brake levers, Head set and a seat
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Author:  Mid life Kona [ Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:09 pm ]
Post subject:  WANTED 28.6 front Mech, Brake levers, Head set and a seat

As the title says, I'm looking for a 28.6 front mech and brake levers to fit my 99 Explosif. XT 750 would be great as that's what the majority of the group set is for the Mech, but pretty open on the levers. 739, Avid 1.9 or 2.0.
Headset, preferably Chris King in Red or Black. Other good quality brands may be considered.
Seat, pretty open to what's offered to be honest. Red or Black will be favourable, but as long as it has no damage, rips etc... I'll consider it.
Im not looking for perfect, but it must work well and the cleaner the better with no deep gouges.

Thanks all!

Author:  ishaw [ Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:30 pm ]
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I've possibly got most of th bots you are after, will check later and grab some pics.

Author:  Mid life Kona [ Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:45 pm ]
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ishaw wrote:
I've possibly got most of th bots you are after, will check later and grab some pics.


Cool, let me know what you've got please. Oh, the mech is top pull by the way.

Author:  ishaw [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:23 am ]
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Avid 1.9 levers. Really good condition. Slight Mark's to the bar clamp area if I'm being picky.

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Author:  ishaw [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:31 am ]
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Various saddles. WTB Silverado (new), selle Italia x2 (one is SLR 135g, cant remember other model), crank bros iodine 2 (new, trial fitted but found an 11 before I rode the bike), SDG Rock City(new, trial fitted). I have others, posts too if you fancy a ibeam saddle/post).

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Author:  ishaw [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:37 am ]
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I've not had a chance to dig out headsets or front mechs, but pretty sure I have a couple of black chris kings (one may even be new) and a black hope or two.

Front mech wise, I have an xt m739 and fairly sure I have an xtr m95x in the clamp size you are looking for (could also do a cheap m952 rear mech to help match things, xt m739 rear mech too).

I think I have an xt m750 front mech, but it will require a shim down to the size you need (I reckon I have one somewhere).

Will get pics over to you tomorrow evening (busy most of the day).

Author:  Mid life Kona [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:23 am ]
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ishaw wrote:
I've not had a chance to dig out headsets or front mechs, but pretty sure I have a couple of black chris kings (one may even be new) and a black hope or two.

Front mech wise, I have an xt m739 and fairly sure I have an xtr m95x in the clamp size you are looking for (could also do a cheap m952 rear mech to help match things, xt m739 rear mech too).

I think I have an xt m750 front mech, but it will require a shim down to the size you need (I reckon I have one somewhere).

Will get pics over to you tomorrow evening (busy most of the day).


That's some stash that you have there!

As with everything in life it'll come down to costs, but the levers are a definite yes.

The Selle Italia seat looks good too, but not 100% sure.

Let me know on the headsets as both would be good for this bike. Although my, stick with what I know mindset puts the Chris King more favourable.

With the Mechs the XT 750 (Only because that's what the rest of the group set is) would be first choice, then the others. But only if it requires the thinnest shim.

IHave a good day with whatever your busy with, and I'll wait for the pictures and prices.

Author:  ishaw [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:47 am ]
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Here are some headset pics. The one pictured on the frame is in great shape with smooth bearings. I have the base plate and top cap though not pictured.

The other one is a brand new sotto voice with the grip lock top race cover I.e. compression style rather than the o-ring only style. The top cap might be used, I cant remember.

I couldn't find a front mech I'm afraid, the only xt m750 I have is bottom pull and 34.9 band size.

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Author:  Mid life Kona [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:45 am ]
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Hi,

Can you give me prices for the levers and the headsets please? Either one would be great, but as the bike is going to ridden and not a garage queen, the used one may do.

Did you have any front mechs at all?

Cheers.

Author:  ishaw [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 am ]
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Ok, new headset: £100, used £65, levers £20. I'll knock £5 off the total for combined purchase.

The only mech I have in top pull 28.6 is an xt m739. I have some xtr m950 in 31.8 so a slim shim would bring them down.

Author:  ishaw [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:17 am ]
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I do have a very tidy black flite alpes saddle and an all black suede velo titanium saddle I found whilst rummaging last night.

Author:  Mid life Kona [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:00 pm ]
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So £80 for the used headset and levers?
Message me your PayPal address and I'll send you the money and my postal address. :D

Can you also send me images of the saddles too please? There may be another purchase.

Author:  baj [ Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: WANTED 28.6 front Mech, Brake levers, Head set and a seat

I have a front mech m750, pretty certain I have the shims to bring down to 28.6 too

Author:  Mid life Kona [ Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WANTED 28.6 front Mech, Brake levers, Head set and a seat

baj wrote:
I have a front mech m750, pretty certain I have the shims to bring down to 28.6 too


Hi,
Sorry for the delay in replying. Can you tell me what size it is without shims please? I'd only want to use the thinnest possible, and there's a NOS one just come up on Ebay... but it all comes down to price...
Cheers,
John

Author:  Mid life Kona [ Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:50 pm ]
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ishaw wrote:
I do have a very tidy black flite alpes saddle and an all black suede velo titanium saddle I found whilst rummaging last night.


Ian,
I got my parts today, thank you for getting them out to me. I know what I'll be doing on my next set of days off now. :D

Author:  ishaw [ Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:11 am ]
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Glad it all arrived safe and sound and you are happy. Look forward to seeing your build.

Author:  baj [ Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:20 am ]
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Mid life Kona wrote:
baj wrote:
I have a front mech m750, pretty certain I have the shims to bring down to 28.6 too


Hi,
Sorry for the delay in replying. Can you tell me what size it is without shims please? I'd only want to use the thinnest possible, and there's a NOS one just come up on Ebay... but it all comes down to price...
Cheers,
John


Hi John, it’s a 34.9mm clamp, £13.50 posted, I’ll get photos if you’re keen? I’m fairly sure it came off a ‘97 Kilauea I had but not certain and it may not have been original on that either
Cheers.
Jamie

Author:  Mid life Kona [ Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:27 pm ]
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ishaw wrote:
Glad it all arrived safe and sound and you are happy. Look forward to seeing your build.



It's getting there buddy, just waiting on the front mech, seat clamp and pedals. Then it's just the cables to do... and it's done. :)

I give up trying to turn this image the right way around :facepalm:

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Author:  Minifreak [ Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:08 pm ]
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I have the front mech if you still need it 28.6 top pull in lovely condition, pm me if you’d like it :)

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