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 Post subject: 1997 Dean Duke Ti
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Here is one of my bike, bought many years ago (at the beginning of Craigslist), "imported" to France. In the parcel, the frame, some M952 parts (front mech, Octalink BB and crankset), a seatpost collar, and a tatty Chris King headset. I've already removed BB/crankset, as i prefer square taper BB, and the headset (refreshed and installed on another frame).

Then i falled on the dark side of a weightweenie project :oops:
First, a fork, with a very long steerer, as the head tube of the Dean is 165mm long :shock: Not easy to find a nice and used fork with an at least 230mm steerer.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:36 pm 
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After a long search, i've found this NIB Pace RC38, with an uncut 1" steerer 8) As the head tube is 1" 1/8 wide, i needed to use Problem Solvers headset reducers, with a cheap BBB headset

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Cheap but threaded, as i found an "as new" Dean titanium stem 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:43 pm 
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I do love a good Dean.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Then a nice Dean seatpost, but a little too heavy for my purpose :oops:

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Some Avid Ultimate to stop the bike 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:51 am 
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:shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:32 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:44 am 
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Location: In trubble'fsumthin r'uther....North Warwickshire
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Next, a nice, light and very responsive DT Swiss wheelset

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Here the result, i enjoy riding it during 2 years, the fastest bike i've ever had, some comfort with the short 1" rear travel. But as good as they are, the Ultimate are sometimes limited (my 91kg are perhaps the reason why :oops: ), and the Pace fork a little flexy.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:32 am 
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Do you have anymore closeup pictures?


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