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 Post subject: STS road version
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:23 pm 
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yep, shamelessly inspired by Chris Turners STS, but nice anyway, at least imho

Spinergy wheels
Risse airshock
Fournales Forks
Polished XT cranks

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Very striking. I thought about doing something similar with mine.

In the end, I just stripped it down and put it in storage. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:37 am 
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Hi, I am very interested in more pics pleaqe, because I am making a similar bike, based on my STS size L.

I have swapped my Deluxe shock for a Jeckyll Fox, yesterday I have received my Fournales Cobra, and I am looking for 4 or 5 spokes 700c wheels.

Yours is using 26" or 28" wheels ?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Mine is using 26 road wheels, they have 5 mm smaller axles than the mtb version so I had to turn small aluminium filler rings. Approx 1,75 mm thickness proved to be enough. Got a nice pair of 5 spoke spinergies in reserve but they need a bit of tlc first. By the way these wheels needs 571 tires, standard 26" mtb tires are too small.
Anything specific you want a picture of?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Ok, I am well understanding why it looks a little bit different to Gary Turner one..

I would put 700c clincher rims on mine, ideally Gipiemme Tecno C946 (like Gary), or Spinergy revX...

For brakes, I have bought Paul Motolite Vbrake, which are expensive, but which allow to use 700c rims on mtb frame.

What is the weight of yours ?

I am interested in seeing pics of your rear shock, of your homemade filler rings, and bigger pics of the general bike, because it is superb !

And if you have 700c wheels to sell -> PM please !
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:09 pm 
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700c wheels on an STS? This is getting interesting.

Are there any other braking options?

Cyclocross brakes possibly?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:15 pm 
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The idea is from Gary Turner, who put Gipiemme Tecno wheels on his STS.
For me its the most beautiful bike ever, so I want to give my STS the same look.
GaryTurner precised that not every 28" tyres fit on STS, he put 700 x 25 SCHWALBE on its..
For braking, on front he only upped canti holder, for the rear he used a converter :

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(Photo credit : GaryTurner on Melivelo french forum)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:53 am 
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Hmmmmm, food for thought.


Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Hi Mo,

I'll post more pictures later this week,


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