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 Post subject: bar and stem
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:42 am 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
Big thanks to all that sold or gave me parts for the bike. I try to delete all my PM's so they don't look cluttered so unfortunately I don't know the names of everyone.
Thanks to Spencer13 for giving me the rear u-brake.
Someone sold me a NOS Haro Wingbar and stem. perfect!!
Clifford sold me the Vetta saddle as was supplied OEM.


Bar and stem were sold to you by me. They look the nuts on it by the way.

I have a pair of NOS Haro grips knocking about that you can have for your bike if your interested :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: bar and stem
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:06 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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slimjoe wrote:
Rob Atkin wrote:
Big thanks to all that sold or gave me parts for the bike. I try to delete all my PM's so they don't look cluttered so unfortunately I don't know the names of everyone.
Thanks to Spencer13 for giving me the rear u-brake.
Someone sold me a NOS Haro Wingbar and stem. perfect!!
Clifford sold me the Vetta saddle as was supplied OEM.


Bar and stem were sold to you by me. They look the nuts on it by the way.

I have a pair of NOS Haro grips knocking about that you can have for your bike if your interested :wink:


Thanks - now edited.

I do think it looks good too. However, after doing the Repack Anniversary ride I have found the handling to be very very sharp. That's not such a big issue but there is a bit of toe overlap with the flat pedals which is scary.

I could ignore both of those if it wasn't for the ride quality. The back end is great, but the front end is brutal. I've never experienced anything like it. I was reduced to a crawl down most of the downhills. I don't mind being bashed around a bit on a fully rigid bike but it wa ridiculous. Looking at replacement forks to calm the handling down a bit and maybe introduce just a little bit of give in the front end.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:35 pm 
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..........SWEET....!!! good job mate... 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:40 pm 
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Well done, looks great in the photoshoot, I think your build is better than mine, certainly more fitting with the bike. Nice one. 8) I might have to look at getting me Saracen built!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:44 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Proof it gets used!!!

Repack ride:

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Big crash on one of the downhills = big chip on toptube. (no dent though!!).

No garage queens here!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
Proof it gets used!!!

Repack ride:

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Big crash on one of the downhills = big chip on toptube. (no dent though!!).

No garage queens here!!


EXCEPTIONAL... 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:19 pm 
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Here's Rob in full flyte (note no wheels on the ground) He rode it like he'd stole it :wink:

Lovely build and a fantastic colour 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:35 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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kaya wrote:
Here's Rob in full flyte (note no wheels on the ground) He rode it like he'd stole it :wink:

Lovely build and a fantastic colour 8)

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WOW!!!

Can you send me the full res pic of that??


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Now THAT is what it's all about. Sod the hokie cokie. :)


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PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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loving the dirt and action pics!!


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