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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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As I've just got rid of my other 2 frames, thought I'd get this one out of the race bag.

This bike saw me through thick and thin for many years and simply hasn't been ridden for at least 5 years now :(

Anyway, let me know what you think. Bonus points for anyone who can identify the Purple bits.

I'll list a full spec later and might even find some wheels to take it for a spin around the block.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:07 pm 
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Nice frame! Purple bits are Grafton shifter perches.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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benbonty wrote:
Nice frame! Purple bits are Grafton shifter perches.


Too easy for some it would seem.

I've never seen any others.

Bonus for what year each XTR part is?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Fantastic another Clark Kent.

At this rate we'll be able to have a dedicated group here on RB!

CK's here in the UK are fairly rare things so nice to see another one.

Was wondering who welded up your frame, you might find a serial number stamped into the underside of the rear wheel drop out. My F14 was put together by Ivo Vinklarek. If the number starts with a letter I it is a Vinklarek.

Had my own build thread, here's the link if you fancy having a gander; http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

Good luck with your build.

Jules


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:17 am 
Dirt Disciple

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julesg007 wrote:
Was wondering who welded up your frame, you might find a serial number stamped into the underside of the rear wheel drop out. My F14 was put together by Ivo Vinklarek. If the number starts with a letter I it is a Vinklarek.


That's interesting, next time I go home (yes, strange concept) I'll have a look. At this rate I've got no idea when that might be.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:25 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I think I bought this frame in 1995, would that be about right?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:34 am 
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Love the forks I have a set still trying to get them apart to rebuild


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:41 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Ian C hill wrote:
Love the forks I have a set still trying to get them apart to rebuild


Carbon ones? Did you know service parts are still available from AMP in the states?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:47 am 
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Ian C hill wrote:
Love the forks I have a set still trying to get them apart to rebuild


I have the .pdf version of the owners / service manual if that might help?
I can't upload a .pdf on here though as an attachment. If you'd like it then drop me a message with your email address.

If he's still there Brion at AMP-Research was always very helpful.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:47 pm 
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1995 is about right, my F14 is 1994.

From what I understand there were some issues with CK Ti frames but this occurred when the frame production went out of house and at the same time some funny goings on occurred. Eventually due to these issues the company went out of business.

It would, however, seem that the in house welders, Ivo Vinklarek and Don Herr were as good as others in the business.

Have a read thru my other thread, it also contains some links to MTBR.com; http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


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