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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:52 pm 
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lovely - i lusted after a red one of these when i 1st started mtb'ing.....


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Outer cables cut, inner cables installed and everything adjusted. Working on this bike really reminded me how much I hate cantilevers.

All that's left is a test drive, and then a good cleaning. Some idiot put his oil-stained hands all over the bike.
Can't imagine who, as I'm the only one who worked on it. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:34 am 
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Loved to read the history of Sbyke ;)

So your frame is Cromoly right? They never engraved anything on the Frame as Serial number?

Was indeed a nice find and buy ;)

Hope you can find more details but I would mail the company thru their Email to see if they know any thing more about your Sbike ;)

Nuno


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:42 pm 
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Nuno,

It's CroMo indeed. Frame number is on the BB.

Mailing the company is not an option. Sbike was a part of the Swatch group (known mostly because of the watches), but was liquidated in March 1993. I've mailed Swatch already in an attempt to get as much info as possible on the Sbikes, but they simply don't reply.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:36 pm 
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Right ... And here it is outside.

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I'm having a bit of trouble with the adjustment of the front mech.
The chain hits the inner side of the cage when on the biggest rear sprocket, and hits the outer side when on the smallest rear sprocket.
No amount of adjusting gives me a clean chainrun. I've never had this problem before.
I'm going to have to learn how to use the front shifter again, as that'll be the only way to work around this problem.

I also really need to plan ahead when driving this one. It does brake, but just not hard enough to my liking.

Apart from those minor things, I'm having a blast.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:53 pm 
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Nice story, enjoy the ride!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:50 am 
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good work mr bulls, but i wouldnt like to drink out of that bottle after riding through a cow field :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:02 pm 
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Cool bike :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:34 pm 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
good work mr bulls, but i wouldnt like to drink out of that bottle after riding through a cow field :shock: :shock:


Yeah, it's an unfortunate position, isn't it? It turns out to be quite the conversation piece indeed, for the reason you just mentioned.

TBH I wouldn't even drink out of it on a rainy day, or after any offroad riding.
I'm actually thinking about turning a black water bottle (same size as this Bontrager one) into a battery pack and using that to power some serious LED headlight unit mounted just above the front wheel.
That's why I didn't cut down the reflector hanger at the front yet, it makes a perfect mounting point for a set of twin lights.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Very nice work X!

The color is beautifull!


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