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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:47 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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legendary!! the funny thing is that I remember not liking those bars at all BITD. off course I didn't realise at all that this would turn in such an iconic thing, that every biker with some history in the sport links to JT.

Like some other RB members, I'm dying to hear the story behind the frame/build!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:21 pm 
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What can I say apart from what's already been said!

That's the bike I think most of us would like to own!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:28 pm 
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Nice!

How did you get those bars through the stem?????? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:38 pm 
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8) Wow !
How rare and amazing bike !


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:45 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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this has just brightened up my day.

another person wanting the background on the frame and build please


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:33 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Respect! Looks like dedicated project :wink:
thumbs up and good to see you're back 8)
Cheers Roy


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:27 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Thanks again for all of your kind words. Ive not been near a proper PC for a few days - restricted to iPhone!

Lots of you asked about the origins of this bike and comparisons have been drawn to Ameybrooks BoTY winning C26. As I said, this project took three years to complete with the help of lots of the VRC community in the UK and USA - especially Ameybrook.

So the story is this. Whilst Ameybrooks frame was being built by Chris Herting (along with another frame that is now in mainland Europe), Mike (Ameybrook) contacted me with news of another Easton C9 tubeset and would I want it? I didn't have to ask a price I just agreed to pay whatever the seller wanted. At this time I didn't know if Chris would agree to build another frame and knew the lead time on his work is long....

With the tubes secured, I asked Chris if he'd build it. His reply was along the lines of "sure so long as you pay and are prepared to wait". Having dismissed using my own 20" FRO Frame I set about finding a donor bike.A good few months later this came up for sale here on Retrobike:

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And so a deal was done and a long wait commenced.

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Nearly two years and I got word that my frame was done:

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Roll on another 9 months and I finally finished the build to a point where I'm at peace with it. It now hangs on my study wall frustrating me that it's too small (and I'm too fat) to ride it!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:39 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Thanks for the info, great build story - you some serious levels of patience!

Am I right in thinking that there are now 3 C26s built recently out of some sets of C9 tubing?

You must have taken it for a spin around the block at least? ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:46 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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nevadasmith wrote:
You must have taken it for a spin around the block at least? ;)


Nope. Not sure why I bothered spending over an hour getting the indexing perfect :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:50 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Wow. I didn't know the history to this model until now. It shows fantastic dedication and the bike seems to "make sense" to me much more now.

Awesome. 8)


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