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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:17 am 
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Nothing can substitute a Thunderbolt, but an Altitude comes close ;-)

Indeed, RealSeal now installed, it fits well and the colour looks great I would say. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 12:02 am 
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Not that I don't like the Rock Shox fork on this bike, actually I really like the colour matched red stanchions. But Syncros Powerlites are almost mandatory on this bike I think. Pretty damn hard to find one that has a headtube long enough to fit this 20" frame. Earlier I bought a one inch version for another build, but I changed my mind there so I had that one in the stash waiting for a decision.

Then I found another one here locally that was advertised as 1.1/8" with a steerer long enough for my frame. When it arrived it turned out to be a one inch as well. Bummer. The owner had removed the brake studs on it because he thought that looked better on a fixie... Can you imagine? Well, I was able to get it cheaply as the seller realized this was not a clever move. And I only needed the crown so I didn't care that much about the stanchions. Good news is that a local frame builder here in the Netherlands can braze on identical studs, so I have that done somewhere in the coming time.

Some people say one inch Powerlites are very rare, and I find myself having two that I can't use... So I decided to fit it on the Altitude anyway, using 1.1/8" to 1" headset reducers and the 1" Syncros stem I still had in my stash. An ultra low stack height headset was the only missing part but thanks to the guys here I found one in Taiwan and that arrived today. Great!

I've changed the steerer bar as well. A few weeks ago I sourced a Syncros Ti steerer here locally in the Netherlands, that's a nice upgrade I have to say. I think it's a '93 version, looking at the magnesium wedge with the holes in it, but this bike with its XC Pro kit and later Syncros seatpost isn't a catalogue spec anyway.

It's coming close to completion I think. An earlier Syncros seatpost is on the hunt list but they are not easy to find in 27.0. And changing all back to a Powerlite with 1.1/8" steerer tube when I manage to find one makes sense. Not that it looks bad with the 1" headset, but after all we should keep ourselves busy, right?

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 7:59 am 
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While I don't believe the forks are correct for the bike, it being a 92 and not the 91. It looks good.
I have a better use for my powerlites, they're doing great service as a front wheel truing stand.

Quick question though, what is the outer diameter of the steerertube (or hole size of the crown) of the 1" powerlites from the underneath?


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:49 pm 
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Indeed FC, not the correct fork but it looks awesome anyway :-)

It's not easy to measure on the 1" as the alu crown is quite battered, but I measure roughly 25.6 mm. I think the one inch steerer tube goes straight into it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 6:17 pm 
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Troj,

FYI
Rsjdavis has a 1 and 1/8 powerlite lookig to trade for a 1" powerlite.


Ignore, I just noticed you already connected with him... :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:39 pm 
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Some slightly better pics as the Altitude now stands.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:24 pm 
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Lovely tyres!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:33 pm 
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Thanks! They're Onza Aggro's and actually only intended for the front wheel. But on the rear wheel it is turned around and rides very well. Still waiting for a Honch to replace them though. But they look good!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:57 pm 
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nicely done! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:34 pm 
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And it's listed in this months BOTM contest. Only Rocky this time!


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