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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:08 pm 
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Ok, so I'm starting this thread a bit early, but cant wait to get my hands on it.

I'm thinking a set of Girvin Vectors up front would keep the overkill theme up.
I now have a U brake for the rear.
Maybe some old school Wolber rims

Might go singlespeed as I have a Paul tensioner ive been meaning to put to use for years.


Any spec sugestions welcome at this stage.


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 Post subject: Re: MRB Mk IV builld
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:25 am 
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Fit it with the most robust parts of 1990?

Fit gearz but fit a road bike rear mech and a small cassette


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:15 am 
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An old Sachs Sucess rear mech would be cool. Used to use one with Grip Shift on my Roberts which performed very well back in the 90's.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:23 am 
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Singlespeed, meh. But I suppose it's your bike (actually you'll just have to accept that it's OUR bike, I just lost custody due to my depraved lifestyle.)

Certainly a robust build in keeping with the frame. Think of a jagdpanzer, as I'm sure you already are :lol: .

Anyway, hurry up and get on with it.


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 Post subject: Re: MRB Mk IV builld
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:48 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Fit it with the most robust parts of 1990?

Fit gearz but fit a road bike rear mech and a small cassette



Cool, i'll go along with some high gearing. Ive got a small road cassette. Il have a rummage for rear mech. I'm going to try and tidy up parts on to the frame rather than buy more in. Saves a bit of space (&money) then.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:50 pm 
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AlexTemper wrote:
An old Sachs Sucess rear mech would be cool. Used to use one with Grip Shift on my Roberts which performed very well back in the 90's.


I do have some Sachs shifters somewhere, so this could be a pissabolity, if I really have to buy anything else.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Singlespeed, meh. But I suppose it's your bike (actually you'll just have to accept that it's OUR bike, I just lost custody due to my depraved lifestyle.)

Certainly a robust build in keeping with the frame. Think of a jagdpanzer, as I'm sure you already are :lol: .

Anyway, hurry up and get on with it.


Doesn't have to be singlespeed, il do that to something else. (I checked my bikeshop account history today, and found I bought the singlespeed parts in 2012, so another couple months will make no difference)

Yes a jagdpanzer is a good theme, not sure which will weigh the most at the moment haha.


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 Post subject: Re: MRB Mk IV builld
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:13 pm 
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Well it turned up yesterday.
Unfortunatley there is an inch long crack in the headtube so its for show, not go.

I dropped out the Quadras and put the Vector 2s in. It looks epically agricultural.

Unfortunately, I cant make any pictures work on here so you will have to use your imagination.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:17 pm 
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Unfortunatley there is an inch long crack in the headtube so its for show, not go.


That's a shame. I don't remember any mention of cracking in the Ebay description, you think it happened in delivery?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Unfortunatley there is an inch long crack in the headtube so its for show, not go.


That's a shame. I don't remember any mention of cracking in the Ebay description, you think it happened in delivery?


It doesn't look like a new crack, and its at the bottom so I doubt it. One of those things though with an aged ally frame. I'm very eagle eyed when it comes to anything like this, so I suspect the seller hadn't noticed.


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