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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:33 am 
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I picked this frame up from a Racin'snake as I have always wanted one and like a project. I had every intention of polishing the frame but after stripping the frame it was a little more pitted than I thought it might be.

So after a very cheep powder coat in a nice NHS bed frame cream/grey colour and the parts from my Nishiki frame I almost have a full bike. Some tit has cut off the front mech mount, so the post man in delivering a e-type mec and then just a brake booster to find and fit.

Turns out I like it, very understated and I think some white decal at some point.

You will have to excuse the use of electrical tape. :oops:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Looks great. I just picked one up myself for a project. Can you tell me the seatpost size, it has me a little stumped.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:04 pm 
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I have a 31.6 seat post and a 35mm seat post clamp in mine and seem it fit well, both are on loan from my Cube.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:17 pm 
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If Stormtoopers got around the Death Star on MTBs...

Some red decals to match the forks would liven it up a bit :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:31 pm 
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The E-Type front mech. needs some form of lug on the seat tube to secure the bolt to that stops it rotating in operation...

...not enough to just secure it in place with the BB cup; the chain will 'grab' it and rotate it until it comes up against the top of the BB shell.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Jezzz that's one nice frame wrapped in a VERY grey coating. . . .
Looks like it escaped the paintshop before the top coat and lacquar could be applied :|


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:58 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
The E-Type front mech. needs some form of lug on the seat tube to secure the bolt to that stops it rotating in operation...

...not enough to just secure it in place with the BB cup; the chain will 'grab' it and rotate it until it comes up against the top of the BB shell.



God dame it..... :facepalm: I don't know that thanks for letting me know. Any ideas?

Cheers Brian


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Jezzz that's one nice frame wrapped in a VERY grey coating. . . .
Looks like it escaped the paintshop before the top coat and lacquar could be applied :|


I know and its a bit of crime to the frame but it was the colour they were using in the powder coaters when I doped the frame of. It will get recoated in candy apple red or green when the funds allow but for now it will do to thrash about on ( if I get the front mech sorted :? ).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:45 pm 
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I think a low-mount front mech might just sit low enough to work, have you got one to offer up?

Remember you need bottom pull!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Was looking at a frame with the same missing front mech holder missing, didn't buy it in the end but found this, not sure if it'll work:

http://www.extrauk.co.uk/product/detail ... tors/2449/


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