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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Plymouth, Devon
Devon Dubber wrote:
For anyone that can help....

With the drop-out I've got on this frame, how do you go about installing a SS hub and getting the correct tension on the chain??

:?:


Just been looking into it.... a chain tensioner? Are there any disadvantages to using one of these? I suppose there is no other option with my vertical dropouts??...


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:54 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:02 pm
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Location: N Ireland
This is what I use on mine :-)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DMR-Single-Sp ... 3cd25f8046

you just need to make sure you have a cassette freewheel.


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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garethfj wrote:
This is what I use on mine :-)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DMR-Single-Sp ... 3cd25f8046

you just need to make sure you have a cassette freewheel.


Nice mate... Cheers for that.. I will be doing a new rear wheel for it in time so I presume that I will be able to make it SS specific???... But will still need the tensioner because of the frame design...?


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:14 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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No probs! Yes, you have vertical dropouts, so the tensior will still be needed. If they were horizontal then you wouldn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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garethfj wrote:
No probs! Yes, you have vertical dropouts, so the tensior will still be needed. If they were horizontal then you wouldn't.


Good stuff, thanks for the info...

:D I'll be starting saving then...


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:50 am
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Location: Plymouth, Devon
I have had another good look at the frame and unfortunately I think it is too far gone to rescue.
When I took it out of the cupboard LOADS of shards of rust came out of it which have been released since the BB and steerer have been removed.
I just can't be sure that it is completely safe and structuraly sound inside.

So I have taken the decision to ditch it and concentrate on my other frame... the GT Aggresor (around 2004)... this isn't as interesting or as cool as the forcetrax at all but I am unable to invest in much at the moment so will have to work with what I already have...

:cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Its not a heavily butted frame, it will probably be fine. Let's see a pic of the bottom bracket shell...


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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coomber wrote:
Its not a heavily butted frame, it will probably be fine. Let's see a pic of the bottom bracket shell...


Will get it sorted and show you asap. (probably tomorrow now)


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 Post subject: Re: Saracen project.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:52 am 
Dirt Disciple

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coomber wrote:
Its not a heavily butted frame, it will probably be fine. Let's see a pic of the bottom bracket shell...


I'm having some computer issues at the moment, (it's broke), so I will have to wait until its fixed before getting those pics up.... :cry:


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