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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:09 am 
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No real story behind this project. I wanted to add to my Grove collection and recently found this frameset. It's a one-owner bike that was lightly used -- the paint is in great condition. The previous owner bought it from the Bicycle Shop in State College, PA (home of Grove Innovations) and only used it on canal paths. I'm going with a standard XT build.

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Specialized BX23 rims on XT hubs, Smoke/Dart tires, XT canti and U-brakes, XT seatpost and headset, Turbo saddle, Hothead bar/stem combo.

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The front derailleur mounts directly to the seat tube via a backing plate inside the tube. A special rod attaches to the plate to hold it in place when bolting on the derailleur. Some nice engineering:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:21 am 
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One day I'll find myself a grove, i just love them. Looks like you found a beauty, loving the matching forks and hothead bars, do you have some hot rodz? I've been trying to resist buying some of Rody's reissues......


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am 
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Wow great looking frameset should be fantastic with the kit you have chosen. Look forward to seeing the end product.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Hi mate,

nice to see that You got Your X

Was it the one from ebay? If yes - looks much better than in the add-fotos

I thought its a spoke - not a special rod ;) - but You´re right - its NO spoke - tried with a spoke and had to see, that its too short :)

Do You know the thread id of the "special rod" - need to make a diy rod

Started yesterday with mine and perhaps I will get the hotrods which were genuine with this one (same candy-red)

Complete XT 735 with pink King hubs on 231 CD (the red kings in the pic are from the TiLite

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Looks awesome Mike. You find the best bikes. When you find XL versions, send them to me. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:35 am 
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benbonty wrote:
One day I'll find myself a grove, i just love them. Looks like you found a beauty, loving the matching forks and hothead bars, do you have some hot rodz? I've been trying to resist buying some of Rody's reissues......

Thanks. Unfortunately no Hot Rods. :( I'll be using XT M730 cranks.


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bratfass wrote:
Hi mate,

nice to see that You got Your X

Was it the one from ebay? If yes - looks much better than in the add-fotos

I thought its a spoke - not a special rod ;) - but You´re right - its NO spoke - tried with a spoke and had to see, that its too short :)

Do You know the thread id of the "special rod" - need to make a diy rod

Started yesterday with mine and perhaps I will get the hotrods which were genuine with this one (same candy-red)

Complete XT 735 with pink King hubs on 231 CD (the red kings in the pic are from the TiLite
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Hi Michael,

I'm not sure of the thread id for the rod. The previous owner said it is actually a spoke. Were you able to thread a spoke onto it, or can't you reach far enough into the seat tube to check?

Yours is coming along nicely. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:42 am 
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Looks awesome Mike. You find the best bikes. When you find XL versions, send them to me. ;)
Thanks Michael! I think you're out of luck - most of the bikes I find aren't available in an XL version. :( But you already have a great collection anyway!


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mfh126 wrote:
ez054098 wrote:
Looks awesome Mike. You find the best bikes. When you find XL versions, send them to me. ;)
Thanks Michael! I think you're out of luck - most of the bikes I find aren't available in an XL version. :( But you already have a great collection anyway!


I am still looking for my 3 other unicorns. I should have bought your Ultimate. I knew I would regret that decision.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Grove X-frame
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:00 am 
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The last bit finally arrived, so I'll have some updates very soon!


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