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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:21 pm 
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lovely frame & forks. nice project


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:40 pm 
retrobike rider
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That looks absolutely beautiful


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Certainly no lemon. However, I still can't see me taking this bike out in preference to my 2001 Rock Lobster Ti. Probably keeping it just to use on Retrorides. Decided to build this up as a mixed bag of components, to keep the cost down for the time being, and until I see how I get on with it.

Mixed bag of components has resulted in a few anomolies:

1) Mismatched wheels ( but both run so nicely)
2) 2 speed up front because I had a 2 speed suntour FD (would have accommodated 3 speed but I did not like the front chain ring I had)
3) good condition short cage M750 RD from 2001 ( could not bring myself to use the tatty period XT RD I had)
4) M737 cassette ( originally 8 speed but have removed 2nd sprocket to make it a seven speed)

Will give this a try locally, but probably keep it aside for the upcoming Peak and/or Cotswold retro rides.

Rob


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Looks real nice that, top work fella.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:35 pm 
retrobike rider
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The frame and forks looks great

I hope you end up loving it and bring all those other bits and bobs up to scratch as you go along

Overall it creates a very nice aesthetic impression even as a parts bin special!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:09 pm 
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Fantastic job on the frame there fella, it looks great. Definitely think you made the right decision. Inspiring!


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