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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:30 am 
retrobike rider
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I would say an 80mm fork would be the maximum if you want to able to achieve reasonably sharp steering. To do that, with an a-c (net of sag) of c435mm, or 45mm greater than the designer provided for, you would need to reduce the stem length to c80mm.

That would obviously have an effect on how the bike would fit you. If it would make the bike shorter than you need, your best plan would be to stick to shorter forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:35 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
But to answer your question it'll be a 71 head and 73 seat angle

I couldn't accept that when I first read it so I dug out my old catalogs, and sheeesh, you're right, it is 71. :o
My first break through ride was a '86 Ritchey Equipe w/68/73 angles.
I think I'll throw in a 1% angle set so when I run a 120mm fork at 100mm it doesn't raise the bb too freaky much.
So that should work out just about right........... :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:59 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Interesting post and build. Disc tab looks amazing, but not surprising!

Great bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:02 am 
BoTM Winner
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hi
a familiar looking disc mount if i do say so myself. :lol:
roy


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:39 pm 
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What the hell is that?!?!?! Interesting brake!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:30 pm 
BoTM Winner
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hi
very interesting. 8)
check it out.
roy

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ght=brodie


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