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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:03 am 
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Sounds exciting. Does anyone know how this frame rides? Also good source of retro parts?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:45 am 
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My plans are make it a commuter as well. I live in the middle of North America and would like to have a nice winter commuter.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:47 am 
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spottynick wrote:
My plans are make it a commuter as well. I live in the middle of North America and would like to have a nice winter commuter.


I sold this one recently, that a friend had been using as a commuter....

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I used it for a few road miles, and found it really comfortable


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Does it have a U-brake? Here's one i had, which was a 89, with the U-brake.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:44 pm 
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No u-brake. The frame I have slightly different than yours. Cable housing stops on top of top tube. Lugging on the seat tube connection.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:44 pm 
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I have fitted some components to my frame and got it going.

I have used some retro parts but unfortunately my old LX crank big chainring is worn out so I have used a budget 48 32 28. might no be a bad thing as I seem to get on with the 48 chainring better than the 46 thats on the LX. any way heres some piccys.

All things being equal I am going to ride it around Cyclo Park Gravesend tomorrow
Daz


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Cool Looking Jamis's guys.
With regards to the age of mine I am not sure, My frame as 2 top routed cables for rear mech and brakes and a bottom routed cable for front mech. but I have attached a piccy of what i think is some filleting brazing.

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Looks like a 1993 to me, and coming along nicely.
Is that an original Spectre stem?? Not many of those left now....mainly due to them snapping during use! Go careful :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Yes its a Spectre UL Comp. Thanks for the heads up. Bit of shame that they have a bad rep. I was impressed by its lightness, might be why they snap.
I have a Girvin Flexstem that has got a sideways wobble which I intend to sort out and put on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:38 pm 
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I think they snapped when used by the team riders, so it depends how hard you're going to ride the bike


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