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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:45 pm 
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velofrog wrote:



Will it look too Much, or will it compliment...?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:47 pm 
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I may be able to get you some Carl, I think I remember where it came from.

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Roly, After seeing it, I'm going to have to try it....see what you can do buddy.. :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:42 pm 
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I'll let you know!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:51 pm 
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Giom6 wrote:
Very cool mate. Hats off to you for another special build.


Cheers Gio, it came out ok for a first attempt at a drop bar build.

I have to be honest it was an intriguing project, having not rode a Drop bar MTB since the Rock Combo 20 odd years ago, i cant say i didnt lean on Pete for careful advice and use the site for multiple references.

I still think there is room for improvement and a little experimenting. I did buy a seatpost with an adjustment rail to help with saddle and bar position, and i think for my riding position i have got it right, but only time will tell.

I cant help but like it, i keep staring at it, like a schoolboy would with a new toy. :oops:

A great frame though, and something i would confidently thrash and abuse a little more than i would with the D.O.G.S B.O.L.O.X, i surprised myself with the weight thing too, i think the crank/BB/Rings and bar and stem combo all helped reduce the weight despite being unintentional.

Under advice i stopped at the cranks and rings, otherwise i would have taken it too far by adding things like a Tioga Disc Drive. :facepalm:

Although i think with a normal bar and stem set up it could be quite sweet with it.

One thing is for sure, its not a bike that would have been missed flying down the bombhole at the Malverns thats for certain.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:52 pm 
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Big thanks to Adrian for Keeping the wheels stashed away in his loft for so long too, a great help and greatly appreciated.


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Great concept, fantastic project and great write-up (as usual) Carl 8)

I must admit to not being a fan of drops on an mtb (probably due to the state of my neck and imagining the pain!...and the aesthetics of them) but it adds a different dimension to the build and I'd be interested to know your thoughts on how it rides!

Nice one!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:38 pm 
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Have you ridden this much Carl? It's stunning, you made a great job of the paint. I love my dirt drop bikes. The get more use than any other bike, bar the commuter.

Which stem is that? Looks pretty long reach for a P10? Could do with a side on pic, but I'd recommend levelling off the drops a touch. I can't remember where I read it, but I think the general starting point is to have the drops basically pointing to the rear dropouts.

What do you think to the command shifters? I really liked mine, but the reverse action on the rear shifter was hard to get used to. I'd use them again in a heartbeat, but would pair them with a rapid-rise derailleur on a modern build.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:52 pm 
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Amazing thread! Lovely build with great originality and attention to detail. BOTM brought me here! :lol:


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This is beaut. Love the look and the set-up.

Having ridden drops off-road for the last couple of years on the grav bike, going back to a flat bar will be the the weirdness. Tempted for wide drops on the HH in its next iteration....

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHw7dQahnWq ... ntkwzwkuur


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