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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:35 pm 
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I have some thinking to do. Its sat in my living room now and looks absolutely gorgeous. The Kona i think is a sentimental thing (i raced on one for 3 years back in the 90's).

Truth is this build cost a lot more than i was anticipating. I think i'll finish it properly and make a decision.

The BB is a little short. Its a 73mm shell but a short axle and the clearance between the chainset and chainstay is tiny, so a new BB will go in. New brake pads, cables and the LX STi are on the way.

I've got some mint mavic rims in the garage (SUP ones) that i can build up onto some NOS hubs if i can find them, but thats long term if i decide to keep it. The rear spacing is 130mm so i guess i could use an 8 speed road hub and a cassette spacer. That would be interesting.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:07 pm 
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So here are my rims... little used Mavic SUP. Just need some decent hubs then i can build em' up!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:34 am 
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The rear spacing is 130mm so i guess i could use an 8 speed road hub and a cassette spacer. That would be interesting.


It would be easy enough to "cold set" the rear end so that the its 135mm: http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html.

As it's only 130mm at the rear and you say it's early 90s, I wonder if should have shorter, non suspension corrected forks with a 390mm axle to crown length.

Nice frame, definately a bit more interesting than a Kilauea in my opinion. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:17 pm 
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I have a Caygill road frame which i am replacing the top tube on as ti dented. great bikes.

here are some columbus decals:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Columbus-MAX-OR-Bicycle-Decals-Transfers-Set-26b-/140744189936?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item20c501e7f0

good luck with the build.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:33 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
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The rear spacing is 130mm so i guess i could use an 8 speed road hub and a cassette spacer. That would be interesting.


It would be easy enough to "cold set" the rear end so that the its 135mm: http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html.

As it's only 130mm at the rear and you say it's early 90s, I wonder if should have shorter, non suspension corrected forks with a 390mm axle to crown length.

Nice frame, definately a bit more interesting than a Kilauea in my opinion. :D


Thanks for taking the time to post the link... i've cold set many frames, but never anything of this quality. While the correct parts are obtainable i'll always go down that route.

The frame was originally specced with an early Rockshox fork. Having said that i do think the project twos are a little longer. For the 1/2 degree difference it makes i dont mind.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:34 pm 
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biglev wrote:
I have a Caygill road frame which i am replacing the top tube on as ti dented. great bikes.

here are some columbus decals:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Columbus-MAX-OR-Bicycle-Decals-Transfers-Set-26b-/140744189936?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item20c501e7f0

good luck with the build.


Thats great thank you! Certainly saves me trawling the net! Now, do i get some 'Caygill' ones made or leave the frame bare???


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Lovely! What colour is that ? RAL number?
I do think the frame deserves better forks though; Should really be triple butted P2s at least, or some Ritchey Logics.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Caygill do a solid lettering logo which is rather nice...as on the top version of my frame below and also a calligraphy sylte too, as on the one further down:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Thanks! I can't remember the RAL... 5021? It's sea blue if I remember right. I'd love some better forks but I like the P2 and the budget is already stretched!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:35 pm 
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LeeDevelopment wrote:
Caygill do a solid lettering logo which is rather nice...as on the top version of my frame below and also a calligraphy sylte too, as on the one further down:

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I didn't know they did such serious metal! Remind me of my old dual slalom bike!

I prefer the solid lettering.


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