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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:35 am 
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20 + years and more than that number of pounds later something had to give ...

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Too many pounds and landed a bit too hard...

I'll be looking for a replacement. If the hub flange diameter is the same as that AC hub, I'll rebuild it with the same rim and Ti spokes using a Deore XT instead, otherwise I'll be looking for an American Classic again.[/img]


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:45 am 
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A textbook example of why radial lacing is dangerous on mtb's

Nice bike tho!


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:47 am 
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trail_head wrote:
A textbook example of why radial lacing is dangerous on mtb's

Nice bike tho!


Can't argue though two decades and countless races later ...
I can't complain - pretty good service life out of it.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:06 am 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Bet that was an interesting moment as you were riding along.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:21 am 
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More pictures. Some interesting kit on your bike. What will you do now?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:52 am 
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poweredbypies wrote:
Bet that was an interesting moment as you were riding along.


Felt like I had taco'ed the wheel and broken some spokes. Luckily the walk back home was only a bit over 2 miles.

As far as what I will do - probably try to find a vintage Deore XT wheel set to play with for fun rides while looking for a hub to rebuild this wheel.

Suntour XCPro derailleurs and shifters, Grafton Speedstix and SpeedTraps, One-Off fork, titanium cogset (can't remember who made that), Ti bolts, bars, bar ends, spokes and anywhere else it could be put.

I think I've posted these in another thread but here are a few pics

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:56 am 
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Ti cassette, it could be tioga are the spacers blue?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:05 pm 
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poweredbypies wrote:
Ti cassette, it could be tioga are the spacers blue?


Not blue, silver and as I recall they are individual cogs rather than a cassette. I'll check when I have a few.
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Paul


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