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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:10 pm 
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got the frame and forks last year at a very good price knowing that the threads in the b/b were not good. ran it for a while until threads stripped completely.
having now found a b/b that screws into itself not the frame it was time to reassemble so here tis.....

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in the exotic location of my garden,will take for a spin and put proof on here sometime.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Looks good.

Glad you got sorted with the BB issue in the end.

Now you've built it, what do you think of it/them?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:31 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
Looks good.

Glad you got sorted with the BB issue in the end.

Now you've built it, what do you think of it/them?


very different to my Mountain Cycles!! can feel the short chainstays when riding it and they do climb well thats for sure. running it on 34/16 gears as it does not need a tensioner.
always liked the look of this frame and had to be this colour.

:D :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:20 pm 
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nice bike, I like this colour scheme, but it will look even better with cantis IMHO


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:29 pm 
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I like what you have done.
Have you considered trying a carbon drive system on the same frame?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:28 pm 
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cant put cantis on the hangers are missing,probably would look better i agree(if purple!!)

carbon drive? not sure what you mean there,also i am skint so no money for trinkets like that :(


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Google gates Carbon drive
I am looking at building a bike for it and it need e-stay or special frame to get the belt on


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:49 pm 
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marker wrote:
Google gates Carbon drive
I am looking at building a bike for it and it need e-stay or special frame to get the belt on


ah,interesting! just had a quick look at their website. you would need to run an eccentric b/b perhaps? unless the frame you found had horizontal dropouts of course.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:31 am 
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Yes there are a numbe of things to consider but I reckon the end result will be a winner


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