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 Post subject: Full carbon retrobike
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:23 am 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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For my Carbon14 exhibition about the history of carbon fiber mtb, I have built a bike with quit all carbon fiber parts which could find in the 1992 area.
Frameset : Graphite Technology MountainBik 1992
Fork : Pace RC35 1991/1992 (not the classic braid of the carbon fiber on the legs)
Bar : Barflex 1992
Brake lever : Diacompe SS7 with Carbon Works levers (I think later than 1992. I would say 1994)
Rear brake caliper : No know the brand. Seems to be a prototype cut in carbon fiber
Seatpost : Kalloy (around 1991)
Seat : Flite Evolution 1 (1992)
Crankset : Storck PowerArm (Marcus Stork said me that he worked on them in 1992 and begun to sell them in 1993)
Pedal : Time Atac Carbon (around 1992-93)
Hubs : FRM Carbon but Nuke Proof would be possible too
Tires : Porcupine Kevlar

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:39 pm 
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nice. But shame the frame isn't clear coat finish. Like the other parts.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:01 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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I tried to strip the same frame but under the coat finish, the carbon job is horrible :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:08 pm 
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Nice build.

On the rear brakes it look's like, who ever made them was inspired by Grafton ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:30 pm 
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What does it weigh?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:36 pm 
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Loungekabouter wrote:
Nice build.

On the rear brakes it look's like, who ever made them was inspired by Grafton ;-)

Cheers
Jeroen


I agree for inspiration but they looks like some Tektro copy :facepalm:

For the weight, around 10kg. The frame is not very light and the pedals are heavy. But the crankset is one of the lightest (with the Morati) with 280gr !


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:07 pm 
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I bet it's really light.

edit: just see you mentioned 10kg. Not bad at all


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:23 pm 
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8) Nice project, any more info on the exhibition?

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all about the exhibition :
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Cool, nice work Pierre! I was going to pull down my Graphite Technologies Bik soon. This may have have inspired me.


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