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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:39 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Ahh yes, the beasty bike.

Frame No. 8

After a short visit to mothers today with the obligatory flowers, card, plonk & a bag of chips i found I had a few hours to myself so I dug out an old frame I'd hidden away at my other place.
Last time it'd been built up with Deore dx, xt and pace forks..... but it just didnt look right so I stripped it down and sold the parts off. It had been an abandoned project ever since gathering dust above my lodgers heads ..... they never knew there was a beast in the attic :lol:

Anyways this time I have dressed it up with some luvly Deore LX........... Yes! Deore LX, I know its only middle-of-the-road gear but it is a bloody good looking groupset and it was lighter than the same years XT groupset Plus ......... I like it :)

Forks too were changed from the awful looking Pace RC35's to some marzocchi XC's I took in PX a few months ago..... and they suit it much better. The headset is a woodman that makes me able to fit the 1-1/8 steerer to the 1-1/4 headtubeand all topped off with a very pretty Titec stem. Wheels are nice LX (non parralax) laced to araya silver CV7 with Onza tyres that have been gathering dust for donkeys years and before anyone mentions it yes - one presta one shrader valve innertube - its all I had kicking around! , Saddle is a comfy Turbo, had one on my first trek 8700 pro and it was pesh so on it goes to the only seatpin that'd fit :oops: Anyways............. still a bit of fettling to go with getting onto the top ring (need a shorter BB) but it rides great on 14 gears for the moment. Shouldnt need to change the rear elastomers /rubbers for a while tho as theyre still as brill as the day those german nuts built it :wink:

RBG

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:00 pm 
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very unique!!!

any pics of the front mech & how it attaches onto the frame? I have an idea of what they may have done buti'm hoping for something bonkers instead!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:15 am 
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Not normally a fan of carbon creations but this one is so ecclectic and cool :D 8) How many Millimeters of rear travel does it have :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:37 am 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Not normally a fan of carbon creations but this one is so ecclectic and cool :D 8) How many Millimeters of rear travel does it have :lol: :wink:


Do you mean actual travel or flex? ;)

That frame looks amazing though. I would love something like it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:28 am 
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Think like you about the 93' LX groupset. Very nice bike!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:39 am 
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Location: Mammoths deserve to be cloned. From what I've seen in 'Ice Age' they are jolly good sports.
Never seen one before. That's a lot of carbon! I would be wary in strong crosswinds... Props for keeping the unusual alive.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:46 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Actually front mech fits just like on the alpinestars

Travels about 1-2" I think, may have to video it to see how much tho, kinda feels like my proflex 750 sorta movement


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Now thats my kinda Beasty 8)

Danson67 on here has a very similar kind of frame, will see if i can dig through my pm's to get the name.

Edit......bu**er looks like i've deleted the Pm :x


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Is the swingarm all aluminum with just a layer of carbon for looks?


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Baulz wrote:
Is the swingarm all aluminum with just a layer of carbon for looks?


Seems to be yes, sounds quite hollow but still very strong

RBG


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