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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:17 am 
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Bought this years and years ago but much to my shame the fully build pics never made it on here - spent last year or so tucked away in a storage unit after a house move but is now back on the workstand to be built back up again.

Follow progress here....

Comments welcomed

Frame: Chas Roberts DOGS BOLX Columbus Max main frame.

Composite rear stays--
---Extra stiff 4130 horseshoe to minimize brake flex
---Silver soldered Reynolds 753 stays
---Columbus SL monostay
---White powdercoat base, finished in D.O.G.S.B.O.L.X Roberts team colours.

Fork: Chas Roberts ForkPlay fork, Reynolds 531 fork crown internally filleted then mated to Reynolds 753 NON tapered straight blades.

Headset: Shimano Ultegra 600
Stem: Syncros Cattleprod
Handlebar: Syncros
Grips: Syncros
Barends: None

Brakes: Shimano M900 XTR with X-lite canti bolts
Brake Pads: Shimano M900 XTR
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: Syncros Hang Doggy
Brake Levers: Shimano M900 XTR

Shifters: Shimano M900 XTR
Front Derailleur: Shimano M900 XTR
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M900 XTR with SRP Bolts and Jockeys
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: None currently
Chain: None currently
Cranks: Syncros Revolver
Crank Bolts: Syncros
Chainrings: Syncros
Chainring bolts: Syncros
Bottom Bracket: Syncros Ti
Pedals: None currently

Hub Skewers: Hope
Rims: Mavic 121 Ceramic
Hubs: Hope Silver
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: Specialized Cannibal Umma Gumma Front and More Extreme Rear
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium Kevlar - White
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: Bolt

Weight:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:57 am 
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I've always wondered why a bike called the 'dogs bolx' was built using 753 rather than 853 tubing. Is 753 better or was it just the best at the time?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:16 pm 
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IIRC These were built prior to the release of 853 tubing so yes it was the best available, same as the Zinn 753 :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Does 'Drool' count as a comment :?: :wink: :D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

If this was on the cool wall it would be measured in Kelvin :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Quality. Especially with the "FORKPLAY" fork. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:27 pm 
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DB's are usually made from Columbus tubing, along with a lot of Chas's other frames.

I like the forks on this one, I've not seen them before, nice.

Please don't build it up with white (cream) tyres, it looks much more purposeful with 'real' tyres.

Looking forward to seeing it finished.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Very COOL.


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correct tubing specs for above example.

Frame specs---

Ultra stiff Columbus Max main frame.
Composite rear stays--
---Extra stiff 4130 horseshoe to minimize brake flex
---Silver soldered Reynolds 753 stays
---Columbus SL monostay
---Massive clearances to eliminate mud build up.
---White powdercoat base, finished in D.O.G.S.B.O.L.X Roberts team colours.

---Optional Roberts ForkPlay fork, Reynolds 531 fork crown internally filleted then mated to Reynolds 753 NON tapered straight blades.

To my mind, this was one of the most carefully thought out "Steel" race frames on the planet.

A benchmark to be measured by, and quickly suggested by the press at the time as the "Ultimate" in Steel.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:38 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:

A benchmark to be measured by, and quickly suggested by the press at the time as the "Ultimate" in Steel.


The British press, at least...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:46 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
sinnerman wrote:

A benchmark to be measured by, and quickly suggested by the press at the time as the "Ultimate" in Steel.


The British press, at least...


Alas.........Say la vie.


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