Rob Atkin wrote:
Well some people are judging it to be a great job, I am merely voicing the opposite opinion. It would be pretty boring to only fawn over each others builds without any criticism.
Thanks Rob. I agree wholeheartedly. There's way to much smoke blown up peoples arses on this site about their "great builds" which are in fact not. A bit of criticism and honest opinion doesn't hurt anyone IMO.
NakedGav, Yeti-man, Pete and Ameybrook represent a portion of the audience who do 'get it'. If it helps you understand my motivation, I've wanted this bike since 1991 when I saw in the metal at Cyclex at Olympia on the Evolution Imports stand. It went on to be featured in MBUK with Dave Hemming at the helm. Like many I'm also a huge fan of Tomac and been lucky enough to watch him race. The opportunity of recreating his bike was one I couldnt pass up. I dont think I wasted a FRO - theres 100's of them rusting away in garages worldwide and some getting disc tabs added
Still waiting for someone to query the "1990" description
I used a 1990 FRO, original tubeset and the original builder. I'm comfortable with it
Are all the carbon tubes round section ?
Because on the FRO, the horizontal tube is usually ovoid, so, Chris Herting didn't only cut the frame for making lugs, but chang all the horizontal tube
Yes, all the tubes are round. It's not quite as simple as cutting off the front triangle. I think Ameybrook has a picture of the actual section used in his build thread but essentially new lugs are created to accommodate the C9 tubes including the seat junction. As the seat tube is larger diameter the original Yeti 'BMX' seatclamp also needs to be bored out.