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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:24 am 
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I made them! :twisted:
(the brake adaptor plates)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:40 am 
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keithb wrote:
I made them! :twisted:
(the brake adaptor plates)


no kidding :shock:

you are a man of "details" , having some shimano markings on it reproduced too ?????

it look like plastic but is it ?
or is it painted alu ?
there is no issue of rigidity :idea: :?:

because it is much more simple than the mavic yellow ones (bridge shape) !


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:17 am 
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...got to say i think thats excellent, ...!!!! I saw something similar, done by one of the guys at brixton cycles, a long long time ago, but certainly not as nice as this, and he used a 26" wheel.

IMHO, its a very well built frame, and built to last, i really like what you have done, and even more impressed you didnt go out and buy a generic road bike, but recycled what you had, into a box fresh, stunner......, im sure too there would be many cycle couriers that would love this hardcore lightning rod......!!!!!!!!.......cool 8) 8) 8) 8)


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I fabbed up a cardboard mockup at Christmas when I first thought about running road wheels on the Bonty. The mockup looked like it might work so I bought some 1inch x 1inch aluminium box section.

I made one rear adaptor plate first and it worked. It flexed a little and the brakes do take some time to setup due to the finite spring tension adjustment (moving the pads further up amplifies the V Brake spring tension adjustment, and the cross top levers aren't supposed to work with V's)

The more I thought about the fronts the more I realised the wheel force moved the plates through a different direction so they didn't need as much 'plate' on the surface of the original V Brake. So I reduced those down a little.

Overall they work pretty well, they aren't light (big fixing bolts required)they flex a bit and they are a setup that is either perfect or very wrong. I'll run them on the rollers for the rest of the winter and then come spring/summer I'll try it on the roads.

If they prove to be a bit lacking on the open road (I live near some bigs hills) I'll look into road calipers mounted on custom braces fixed to the canti bosses. :)
Black 105 calipers mounted on bright white painted, Shimano branded, custom braces maybe :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:08 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
...got to say i think thats excellent, ...!!!! I saw something similar, done by one of the guys at brixton cycles, a long long time ago, but certainly not as nice as this, and he used a 26" wheel.

IMHO, its a very well built frame, and built to last, i really like what you have done, and even more impressed you didnt go out and buy a generic road bike, but recycled what you had, into a box fresh, stunner......, im sure too there would be many cycle couriers that would love this hardcore lightning rod......!!!!!!!!.......cool 8) 8) 8) 8)


Cheers mister, I'm glad it appeals to others (I f##kin love it to pieces...and can't stop looking at it!). 8)
The build also cost half the price of a new hack road bike...probably in the region of £250 for everything.


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Jus in case, Macvic makes adapters ...


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Jus in case, Macvic makes adapters ...


Now this is very interesting to know. :D
Thank you. :)


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Always enjoy seeing a bike that can divide the forum :twisted: Personally I can't help but love it in all it's guises - except the attic! :wink: :lol:


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Wait till you see it in its mk2 road version later in the year.
Hehehehhehehe. :twisted: :lol:


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