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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:25 pm 
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'silly behaviour '

Ooh, not me sir, I'm a serious racer 8)

I take my time and do it properly :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:46 am 
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Im up for this.
As yet I dont own a SS but I could convert the alpinestar, or (more likely) get a new frame and build one.

I'll be riding the NPS at Dalby this year and I believe there is a round of the World Cup there next year.

How cool? :D

Sign me up Kaiser


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Alpinestars raised chainstay bikes are perfect for using the ghost/phantom gear chain tensioning method I keep banging on about.

First choose your gear ie 2:1 and get the chain lined up front to back. Then fit the chain, its not important the chain is perfectly tensioned.
Here is the clever bit, get an old chainring bigger than the rear cog and a similar size to the front and place it in the chainline. Move it backward 1 tooth at a time until the chain becomes tensioned. As you pedal the ghost cog rotates supported only by the chain, it looks really cool :shock: :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:42 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Alpinestars raised chainstay bikes are perfect for using the ghost/phantom gear chain tensioning method I keep banging on about.



Mine a pre e-stay jobbie....


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:44 pm 
MacRetro rider
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I got a post estay model,

1996 Diamond series ASR320

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:03 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Alpinestars raised chainstay bikes are perfect for using the ghost/phantom gear chain tensioning method I keep banging on about.




Just bought a kili flyer to do this :D theres a nice video on you tube of one.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:29 am 
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Nice bike, shame about the Dale though.

Personally i prefer the last of the Steel Kili Flyers before even they went alloy. Wish i'd bought one instead of the Carera hellcat I actually bought :roll:


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After 'doing Dalby' on Saturday I have decided to have a crack at this. Its the weekend before Le Mans so i will have to take it relatively easy.

I do however have a secret plan which I will let you into. I'm going to hide a Rohloff rear hub in a Tioga Discdrive (world most expensive retro rear wheel?) to make up for my lack of strength and stamina.

Si


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where are you going to hide the shifter and two full runs of cable Si?



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theboy wrote:
where are you going to hide the shifter and two full runs of cable Si?



:wink:


Under the mud matey


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