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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:38 pm 
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Chain should arrive any day. Stuck an old blue San Marco Rolls and Easton post in for now to test. Stuck it on the cheapo spring balance scales. Came out at 24lb (without the chain). Same weight as my Muddy Fox Single speed! and lighter than my modern Gringo and Prophet (but that is FS) Quite pleased with that!!

Hoping to have it running for the weekend...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:08 pm 
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Just got some Ti bars off of the Bay.......Nice 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:38 pm 
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I don't know if these tyres will be any good for you:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135282


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:27 pm 
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D'oh! Someone beat me to the Wildgrippers.....Should check more regularly :?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:34 pm 
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Great work so far :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:59 pm 
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good work so far that man...... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Chain fitted today. Had a little ride up and down the drive. There is play in the seat post where it fits to the frame. I'm using a Easton EA50 27.2 post with a coke can shim. Need to source a better fitting post. I believe 27.6 is the correct size??

In addition the cable to the rear mech is in contact with the frame where it runs along the seatstay. Anyone else experienced this?

Also my Ebay purchased Ti bars arrived for me to find them crushed where the stem attaches and bent to the left. Already contacted the seller, didn't think I was buying scrap Ti....... :cry: :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:54 pm 
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That's a downer on the bars :(

The outer casing probably will touch the frame.

Try 27.6, mine is and that came out a frame the same batch are your's (and fit's mine the batch before that). If you have no luck i'll see if I have any 200um thick foils at work, I doubt it though I think they are all 100u to 150um in anything usable. Doubt you'll want lead or similar heavy metals.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Now changed the tyres- Trak Grippas curtesy of Jamabikes, love them... 8)

USE seatpost fitted with shim which has corrected the wobble and Rolls saddle fitted. Don't worry about the colour clash....the post and saddle are temporary until I can source a black saddle (Rolls or Flite) and a black or silver USE post.

Grips also needed, fancy Ritchey grips I've seen on the Bay.

What do you think?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:16 pm 
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Which grips???

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290463659833&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200592090449&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


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