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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:09 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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So here we go - big pics and some detailed shots of the wee green beastie


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:10 pm 
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King of the Skip Monkeys
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Seat tube is very thin walled tubing, 27.2mm seatpost

Top tube is again very thin walled whereas the down tube feels to be quite a sturdy plain tube

Shimano dropouts, Haden BB shell.


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any thoughts/ suggestion?

I have a bit of Deerhead and Suntour and would like to make it 1986-ish.


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i love this bike. i wreckon it would look great with deer head or some other friction shifter set. that with the drum brakes would be wicked.


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I love this bike too!

I think I would probably edge towards the Suntour build.

Green with a nice black and silver mix would definitely be good.


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suns out tomorrow so will scratch unshaven chin for an hour or so and decide...


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Deerhead would look fab 8)


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I'd go with suntour... love the brakes!

I'd really like to build up a drum brake specific bike, is it stupidly heavy when built up?


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jujupunk wrote:
I'd go with suntour... love the brakes!

I'd really like to build up a drum brake specific bike, is it stupidly heavy when built up?


no worse than most bikes of the era. brakes need lots of attention to make the wheels easy to remove. Sturmey drums are not the best either!


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