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 Post subject: Spoked chainstay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Just had a closer look, what's the 3 spoke chainstay thingy all about? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Spoked chainstay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:46 pm 
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s1monf wrote:
Just had a closer look, what's the 3 spoke chainstay thingy all about? :?


Its not something unique to Diamond backs of this vintage, it's just a handy little touch incorporated into a frame that could be used for touring/expedition use. It seems to double as a chainstay protector on here, I've seen them underneath & on seat stays before. Obv its only any use if its tailored to the spoke length on that bike also.

Re the frame finish though, I agree that too much touching-in will potentially look a mess.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:34 am 
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Funny you should mension the rear brake as I was just cleaning it up. It's a Cunningham designed Suntour XC power roller cam, it's very nice but it's just a shame it resides under the chainstays where it cannot be seen.

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The spoke holder must be one of my favourite features of the bike. Here is another Apex.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Love it ! 8)

I think a refinish will be much deserved on an old beastie like this. I know a place that could help on the decals if you get stuck :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:20 pm 
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The frame number suggests that this bike was made for the devil himself. :twisted:
Scary but i like it. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:01 pm 
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juice wrote:
The frame number suggests that this bike was made for the devil himself. :twisted:
Scary but i like it. 8)


Yes I did notice the frame number :twisted:


GM, I would appreciate the decal contact, I dare not strip the paint until I'm happy with the new decals matching the old but getting good replicas is difficult.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Loving this what a great find its a beauty
the spoke thingy is ace too
did it really have riser bars originally ?
I am a DB fan as my first ride was an Arrival 1989 :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:29 am 
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captaincosmic wrote:
Loving this what a great find its a beauty
the spoke thingy is ace too
did it really have riser bars originally ?
I am a DB fan as my first ride was an Arrival 1989 :wink:


Yep the stem and bars are original. Flat bars was just a fad of the 90's


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:33 am 
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Wow thanks for that I learnt something today risers are retro and flats were just a phase :shock:
All my bikes except the Jekyll (2000) have flats and it turns out the newest is the truest :lol:


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Amber, gum, rust or black wall tyres :?


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