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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:33 pm 
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cooie wrote:
Slight prob though, l've sold all the parts :D


This will tell you what you need:

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+1 for pics for your '604!

The '89 fillet brazed Ridgeback 605 is the one to find now....... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:01 am 
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I always did like Ridgebacks for their skinny-tubed geometry...

...and this is going to be nice 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Like others have said I find myself drawn more to these type of bikes than supposed exotica, the Marin Team and Pines are nice, the Kili's, the handbuilt Raleighs, the Prestige Muddy's and Oranges all have more appeal for me.
I remember poring over the Freewheel catalogue too and had I not had friends with high end Raleigh's and Muddy's a topend Ridgeback would be on my wanted list too. I think the fact that they were achievable for a hardworking teen made then more desirable than exotica.
Love the fastback stays and overall look of the frame, it's one of those 'right' looking frames and I'm sure it will turn into a nice looking and riding bike.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Thanks for the comments, chaps :D

A mini-update of sorts to report as a few bits 'n pieces have arrived this week:-

* NOS 3ttt quill stem, 135mm reach 5 degree (?) rise:

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Looking at the Ridgeback catalogue image, it appears this stem is a really good match to the original Madison one, same internal cable route which is a bonus - I'm a bit unsure about the 3ttt logo so don't know whether to 'touch' it out with black paint, perhaps..? Or leave 'as is'?

* Re-issued Selle Italia Turbo saddle:

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It was either a Turbo or Flite (are there any others...?! :D ) but the Turbo is more in keeping with the look of the original Madison lycra 'Gel' saddle which adorned the 704XT...

* The missing front QR skewer was purchased from skolioza on here (thanks, Marcin!) so I now have the full set:

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* Bottom bracket is a Shimano UN55 jobbie, 68x122.5mm sizing in lieu of picking up a FC-M730 chainset:

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* Also need another pair of BR-M732 cantis as Ian could only locate one set, so if anyone's got a set to sell then let me know!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Not up to the ''rolling chassis'' stage as yet - I'm still waiting for the fork to be resprayed, hopefully get them back in the next week or two...

So currently up to here now:

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....A few more odd 'n sods are there way to me in the next few days including grips, handlebar and brake levers.

Need to start hunting down some M732/5 now..... :D

Cheers, Matty

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Mate, I could've sworn I sent you 2 pairs :shock:
Have you still got the bike box? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:12 pm 
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cooie wrote:
Mate, I could've sworn I sent you 2 pairs :shock:
Have you still got the bike box? :D


Ahh..... I don't believe it!

Just found them.........!!! Could have chucked them away then!.... :oops: :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:16 pm 
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:D Were they in a jiffy bag with cantis written on?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Errrrrr.......yes :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:31 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm glad you found them!


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