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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Germany, near Hannover
Hello.
A few weeks ago I bought a Allsop Softride frameset. I build the bike with new parts, parts I had here and with some from ebay.
Last sunday I made the first ride and I loved it more and more per kilometer :D.
You don`t feel any cobblestones ! Like standing on air 8) .
Agile and good in going straight ahead (road downhill with 25 mph).
I think during the winter I will buy other wheels in silver and tyres from Continental (Race King).

Here are pictures and the partlist:
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The beam sandwich: two layers of carbon with elasticated material in the middle.
The upper layer shifts against the lower and is a part of the suspension.
Front fixation is only made by the lower layer.
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Adjustabile spring inside.
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Allsop Softride, year of building:?
Frame: Allsop, chro-mo steel, red paintwork, size: ?
Fork: Allsop, cro-mo 1“
Headset: FSA Duron X
Stem: Softride, spring suspension
Bar: SALSA, Moto Ace, 60 cm
Bar ends: Xtreme, foam, screwed
End caps: Odi, alloy, screwed
Brakes: Shimano, Deore LX Cantilever, BR-M565
Brakelevers: Cane Creek, Flat Top
Shifter: Shimano Deore XT, SL-M770, (3/9)
Bottom bracket: Shimano, square bracket, BB–UN 55 (BSA 68/110)
Crank: CODA Tarantula 175 mm, 5-spider, 94/58
Pedales: Union, “bear paw”
Chain wheels: CODA, 44 / 32 / 22
Changer: Shimano XT, FD-M761
Derailleur: Shimano XT, RD-M750
Sprocket: Shimano, CS-HG80, 9-steps 11-32
Chain: Shimano XT, CN-HG93
Hubs: Shimano XT, HB-M760 / FH-760
Rims: Vuelta Dynamic (1709 H), alloy, 36 spokes
Spokes: 2 mm, stainless steel
Quick-release: Shimano XT
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Dureme Evolution MTB, collapsible, 26 x 2.00
Saddle beam: Allsop carbon
Saddle: Specialized Riva, 143 mm
Bottle holder: Specialized u. SKS
Bell: Cat Eye, Comet
Speedo: Sigma BC 509
Frame protector: Lizard Skins, neopren
Weigt: ca. 12,9 kg

Greetings, LikeBike


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Very similar to mine but mine has rear V-brake cable provision - cant put cantis on.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:50 pm 
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I never knew Kirsty made bikes?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:55 pm 
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I really like these bikes so wrong that they are right, how do you mount those bad boys without rattling your tatties?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:07 pm 
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I was going to pick up the Rocky Mountain built Allsop, but it is 650b so put me off.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:06 am 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
I really like these bikes so wrong that they are right, how do you mount those bad boys without rattling your tatties?


Do you really think the German OP is going to understand that? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:22 am 
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Tazio wrote:
clockworkgazz wrote:
I really like these bikes so wrong that they are right, how do you mount those bad boys without rattling your tatties?


Do you really think the German OP is going to understand that? :lol:


:lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I was always fascinated by these BiTD, but the last time I was light enough to ride one I was about 14! :?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:12 pm 
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You ought to shove this in the BOTM competition, being red and all! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Location: Germany, near Hannover
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... without rattling your tatties?

- I think, I should "take care at my balls!" :wink:

The saddle is not so high, as it looks like.

Do you know this side:
http://www.embacher-collection.at/radse ... er-en.html
Look at the SUBARU all-wheel drive !

In the book of this guy I saw a Breezer Beamer, and I knew, that I wanted to have a bike like this. Now hunting is finished :)
LikeBike


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