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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:47 am 
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Getting there. Trying a 50mm Ringle Stem that I had. Still waiting on an 80mm stem which is on the way. The 50 doesnt look too good, but it sure looks like an AM bike with it :) Gonna do some more fittings before I string up the whole bike. Thats just how I roll. The Flite saddle isnt going to work either if I'm going to ride in gnar :)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:56 am 
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AARRRRGHHHH! my eyes! :shock: Please put straight bars on it! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:01 am 
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Disco Drive wrote:
AARRRRGHHHH! my eyes! :shock: Please put straight bars on it! :wink:


Ive got straight bars, but my back can't take it. I need an upright position to ride over two hours. I'll see what can be done as soon as the new stem arrives. At the end of the day fit trumps fashion :)

BTW, I got the bike from an 90s racer guy. The original spec on it was a riser bar with the same rise :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:05 am 
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Well, I'm a stickler for originality and I get back pain too so you are well and truly forgiven! 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:52 am 
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Almost finished. My seatpost is bricked :( It won't hold a setting. a little tap makes the seat kick up. I am going to try and file gnarlier teeth onto the seatpost clamp tonight. Everything else works :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:56 pm 
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That looks AMAZING! I really like this bike, what it was designed for and what you are going to use it for.

I think the whole package works well - flat bars aren't always the best idea if you plan to ride a bike hard - and I think in this case the style of the bike and how you've set it up suits it.

It certainly looks like it going to be a joy to ride.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Hmm, in that (most enjoyable) article it said that 'production' versions would have vertical dropouts but your's is showing the same as in the article; do you know if they changed their minds or might your's be the original proto?! Long shot but reckon I'd have the tape measure out checking against the measurements in the mag! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Can't be sure if its a proto, but I do know that it doesnt have a serial number.


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