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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:02 pm 
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MCsanandreas wrote:
pictures or it did not happen!



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Evidence of mine before and after;

before it was much better :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
MCsanandreas wrote:
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haha! well done.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Jussa wrote:
I had one, and pimped it, and rode it, and loved it, and then sold it on to another retrobiker, who also loves it :D

Evidence of mine before and after;


Those Airlines weigh 4kg without the tyres! I know because I posted some a couple of weeks ago


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
Jussa wrote:
I had one, and pimped it, and rode it, and loved it, and then sold it on to another retrobiker, who also loves it :D

Evidence of mine before and after;


Those Airlines weigh 4kg without the tyres! I know because I posted some a couple of weeks ago


Agreed not the lightest of wheels, but i like them none the less :) Have owned several set now.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:27 pm 
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must say yours looks a fair bit better than mine :( http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1765106#1765106


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:13 am 
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I picked this Raleigh Activator GS on eBay for £35, it's something I had wanted for a long time. It was in pretty good condition but with obviously poor quality parts.

To fit the forks I bought a length of 25.4mm aluminium tube and made the headset crown on the lathe, it is a push fit into the bottom of the steerer, which then bolts to the lower crown.
A member on here kindly made a ring to enable the top crown to use a standard steerer.

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I spent around 4 hours making a slightly longer axle for Hope hub I was going to use, in the end I didn't use it, I went with the Royce / Mavic 231 ceramic instead.

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The RaceFace BB needed modifying to fit, it was too wide and wouldn't fit into the BB shell, it was ground down. It still rubs against the chain set slightly.


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Thanks to Dead Rats for telling me these mech hangers exist!

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Ummm ... what to say? .... interesting seat angle.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:03 pm 
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Got to admire your cojones and time/money/effort to make stuff fit :)

I almost rebuilt a donor Emmelle recently just to upset the establishment and because the Taiwanese frame was the same weight as my 501 Claud Butler ~2.7kg

Still got my eye on a couple of other undesirable brands I'd like to give similar treatment to someday, although not as extreme as this!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Hmmmm........now I have a Emmelle Dolomite frame and fork so maybe full XTR with Mavic Crossmax..................yeah right, if I could afford full XTR and Crossmax i wouldn't have an Emmelle Dolomite :lol:


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