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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:39 pm 
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spwal wrote:
Awesome..!!!

Would look a lot better without the graftons IMHO.

Save them for an arc!


Thanks spwal and fair enough re. the Graftons, but I like the look of them. What would you use instead?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Shimano 730's or 732's in black would look sweet on there.

Finding a Cooks or FTW stem in 1" isn't going to be easy though... :(


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:46 pm 
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classen wrote:
Is the seatpost in backwards? I think it needs to be rotated 180 degrees so the cross bar is more horizontal. Is it an IRD?


.... oh yeah... and Nice Yeti 8)


Cheers for the comment and advice classen: I'll get that turned around. Not 100% sure if it's an IRD to be honest.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Looks like an IRD to me - if it is it looks like you have it the right way round to me...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Silverfish wrote:
Looks like an IRD to me - if it is it looks like you have it the right way round to me...


Thanks for all the positive and useful comments chief! :D

Sometimes it's tough to know who to believe on this forum; I better get busy brushing-up my own knowledge.

In the meantime I'll turn the post 90 degrees :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Or swap it with me for a NOS Shimano XT seatpost in black :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Lovely


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:36 pm 
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mikeyb wrote:
In the meantime I'll turn the post 90 degrees :wink:


its better you turn it 180 degrees 8)

and a info for you about the round top tube frames from frank the welder:

ftwelder wrote:
Hi, your round top tube frame is very rare. I am sure this frame was built in Agoura California and the date is fairly accurate. I am sure also that I welded this frame...the first one I had was red, round top tube like yours. It had some rust spots here and there from the time it spent in John's basement at Malibu beach. Can the seller tell you about the original color? I am surprised to see a new owner of such an old machine. Very few are sold these days. Perhaps it was mine? I think there were less than twenty round-tube frames


some words about my FRO, but the quantity of the round top tube frames are very interesting.

cheers
michael


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bmx4130crmo wrote:
its better you turn it 180 degrees 8)

Another lesson for me today: you need more than a wink to carry a poor attempt at humour :D

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ftwelder wrote:
I think there were less than twenty round-tube frames


:shock: quite a source, but really?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:22 pm 
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I'm having a hard time with the less than 20 figure... bet I could find a dozen very quickly and odds are there are many more that have not been found.

Would be cool to do a serial number list of all the RT FROs.

Mike - what's your serial number?


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