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 Post subject: Perry Allsop Softride
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:21 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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OK guys, summat a bit different this time!

This isn't mine exactly but It has been in my possession for nearly a year now.

Bought the frame off eBay a while back and it had never been used. OR it had been resprayed with new decals - hard to tell. The carbon beam itself shows signs of use but hardly any. Also - it's set up for V-brakes but I had a similar orange Allsop which seemed to be almost identical to this one which took canti brakes SO this could have had the canti stop removed and guides put in for V-brakes. Any ideas?

Anyone have any idea who Perry is? Framebuilder? Shop?

Only have one pic at the moment...

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Aim is to build it up with whatever components are to hand, but to make it really really nice to ride. On it at the moment:

LX hubs (the nice matt grey ones, can't remember model number) on Mavic X517 rims
Avid V-brakes
XT levers
NOS Sram SRT600 gripshift
NOS Tioga flat bars
New tyres (modern sorry)
DX rear mech with red bolts
LX bluish chainset
Dia-compe 1" Aheadset
Ritchey 1" aheadstem

Looking for a front mech to fit - BP 31.8mm needed please!

I do have some issues with the build so will need some help.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:52 pm 
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I do believe the stem is going to have to go to the Softride suspension stem. They are based out of Seattle/Bellingham Washington. I have had a couple of there products in the past and I think if you look hard enough you can find a threadless stem. Definately looks like a decal was applied after because "Perry" doesn't sound familiar. Could've been branded differently in the UK. Good Luck with build!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:00 pm 
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That's undeniably cool rob!......I would be scared to ride it though, given I'm a fat'un!...... :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Nice to see something different. I bought one of the aftermarket softride kits on here a while back but so far have not found a suitable frame to mount it on. Might have to get on with it just to see how it all hangs together.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:02 pm 
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I love the look of soft rides but have always been put off by their limited weight capacity for the rider

Never heard of Perry but it looks very clean


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:08 pm 
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Chickenball wrote:
I do believe the stem is going to have to go to the Softride suspension stem. They are based out of Seattle/Bellingham Washington. I have had a couple of there products in the past and I think if you look hard enough you can find a threadless stem. Definately looks like a decal was applied after because "Perry" doesn't sound familiar. Could've been branded differently in the UK. Good Luck with build!


The friend who actually owns this bike (although he's never seen it!) has a NOS Allsop Softride stem. It was on his other Allsop when he bought it new but they don't have a great reputation - the bushes wear and they go sloppy quite fast. They are also spectacularly heavy!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:09 pm 
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sylus wrote:
I love the look of soft rides but have always been put off by their limited weight capacity for the rider

Never heard of Perry but it looks very clean


AFAIK the weight limit is 12 stone. I think slightly more if its on a road bike as they'll be less stress on it compared to off-road.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:58 pm 
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12 stones?.....think I will give it a miss then!....I don't fancy watching my twig and berries on the snapped end of that!..... :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:48 pm 
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:lol: Not many on here under 12 stones


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saltyman wrote:
:lol: Not many on here under 12 stones


Speak for yourself big boy!


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