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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:45 pm 
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thanks for the comments guys....dad loves it.

ninety wrote:
Ooh, nice bike! And that front hub is beautiful...
Can I ask, what rims are you running to get away with those tyres?


velocity p35 29er mtb rims. 35mm wide black and 29er......exactly what i needed.

(i really need to get a picture of the lack of tyre clearance)


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 2:09 pm 
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I always forget about 29ers! Thanks for the info though and I'm not surprised your dad loves it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 6:13 pm 
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Well done! Looks like a lot of fun.

The guys over at RatRodBikes would like it too! Maybe post it here:
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 6:20 pm 
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the more I look at it, the more I like it 8)

by the way, what is the width of the rear hub ?
what is the exact ref of the hub ?
front hub is 100mm ?

did you have to "adjust" the frame width ?
what was the donor frame ? was it heavy or better ?
love the rear shape

what do you have as rear cog and front ring ?

will start to look at similar donor frames :idea:
but not every road frame could do the job :?:
because of tyre clearance :?


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:22 pm 
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One of the best bikes I have seen on here in an age.

Very very 8)

Looks just right.


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:47 pm 
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Very 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:10 pm 
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OMG! truly exquisite.

Looks so fast too.

I'm very jealous.

Cheers,

Chaser.


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:15 pm 
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I don't understand.... I was actually lost for words having seen the first picture, and that doesn't happen to me very often.

Holy sh*t, that is such an amazing turn around and the result is absolutely gorgeous. I am sat here astounded, that's a job very well done there.


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:22 pm 
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ok lots of questions:O
bduc61 wrote:
the more I look at it, the more I like it 8)

by the way, what is the width of the rear hub ?
what is the exact ref of the hub ?
front hub is 100mm ?


Rear hub is 117mm old.
rear hub is a sturmey xrd3
http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/3/id/14
yep, 100mm.

bduc61 wrote:
did you have to "adjust" the frame width ?
what was the donor frame ? was it heavy or better ?
love the rear shapes


frame was ~ 115mm, so the hub just went in, i didnt cold set it or anything.
Donor frame was a 1930s malvern star frame, frame is heavy as all hell, but so are the rest of bits. complete bike weighs 14.98kg
bduc61 wrote:
what do you have as rear cog and front ring ?

Rear cog is the supplied sturmey 19t, front crankset is a japanese something or other pulled off a donor 50s bike as the original cranks didnt actually match.
bduc61 wrote:
will start to look at similar donor frames :idea:
but not every road frame could do the job :?:
because of tyre clearance :?


yeah, tyre clearance is a big issue, i had my doubts the tyres would fit.


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