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 Post subject: 1990 Brodie Catalyst
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:55 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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Location: Portland, OR
This Catalyst was advertised in the Classifieds about a year and half ago and was conviently located in mid-town Toronto.

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Photo of how it looked when advertised and at the time of pick-up.

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Since that time the build has slowly been evolving as new parts have been acquired. Below is a summary of the build as it stands today with planned updates noted.
So far I've kept on the slicks that came with it and it's been my primary bike for commuting\riding around town. The next biggest updates are a new wheelset and
a repaint for the frame.

Frame: 19" Brodie Catalyst (fabricated December 10, 1990)
Fork: Brodie Gatorblade
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Syncros CattleProd
Handlebar: Syncros FlatBar
Grips: WTB TrailGrips
Front Brake: Joe's
Rear Brake: Deore XT U-Brake with Brodie Booster
Brake Levers\Shifters: Integrate Push\Push (to be replaced with Deore XT Thumbies and 2-Finger Deore XT Levers)
Front Derailleur: Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT Short Cage
Cassette: Deore XT 12-28
Cranks: Syncros Revolution
Crank Bolts: Syncros Crank'o'Matics
Bottom Bracket: (to be Syncros Titanium)
Hub Skewers: Deore XT
Rims: (to be Araya RM17)
Hubs: (to be Deore XT in black)
Tyres: (to be Timbuk II)
Saddle: Avocet Racing (to be replaced with smae in better condition)
Seatpost: Syncros Hardcore
Seatpost Binder: Deore XT Quick Release

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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Brodie Catalyst
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Wow! and wow! Fantastic frame and superb components! Thumbies will definitely finish it!


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Brodie Catalyst
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:37 pm 
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That is superdupervery nice!


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Brodie Catalyst
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:52 am 
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Gorgeous bike bet it rides well


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Brodie Catalyst
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:09 am 
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hi
very nice. love that colour.
gatorblade sure makes these bikes. 8)
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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Brodie Catalyst
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:58 am 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Very nice!

I really like these Brodies!

Enjoy it!


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Brodie Catalyst
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. It rides very well, a combination of stiffness and springness in the right places, as you would expect from steel. It took about a year to find the Gatorblade, so during that time I left the non-functioning Judy on and it still handled surprising well.

The colour is persimmon metallic, an imron colour, I believe. There was a posting a couple of years ago about Paul's personal road bike and it's painted the same colour.

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