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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:01 am 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Very nice looking frameset that. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Nicest frame I've seen on here for a long time. Love it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:44 am 
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Thats gorgeous Neil, you've done well there.

Its amazing what a new set of decals do for a bike.

Are you going to keep those tyres? I don't normally like black walled tyres but they look really nice on that frame :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:51 am 
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Not sure about the tyres, they were one of those ebay purchases that you open the packed and go OH! :shock:

I have some other tyres on their way, so I think I'll see how it looks when I get them.

Age related seatpost is proving challenging, anyone got any suggestions in 27.2?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:57 am 
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Kalloy would probably have one in that size, thats what was on my Zinn Classic. I might have it still but its a bit tatty :oops:

Did they not do a DX or Xt in that size to match the rest of the build?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:17 am 
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Giom6 wrote:
Kalloy would probably have one in that size, thats what was on my Zinn Classic. I might have it still but its a bit tatty :oops:

Did they not do a DX or Xt in that size to match the rest of the build?


Kalloy is what I have been thinking, as they were very popular back then.

I'm sure there are DX and XT seatpost in 27.2.... it's just finding them. I have found 28.6 and 27, but they are too close to use a shim, and I'm not a great fan of old drink cans, as they are made of pretty weedy stuff these days, and the seat has to support 76 of my butch and manly kilograms.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:21 am 
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I would go for a Kalloy.

They are good quality and good value for money and obviously pretty standard on that age build back in the day...

You could use one till a DX or XT ones comes along – of you can be bothered :? without having to use a can of irn-bru :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:25 pm 
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It's done, but not yet ridden offroad as it's just too hot.

Frame: Arthur Caygill 1992/3

Fork: Kona P2-11/8” Ahead

Headset: Velo Orange Grand Cru
Stem: Tioga
Handlebar: X-Lite titanium
Grips: Ritchey foam
Barends: N/A

Brakes: Shimano M737
Brake Pads: Shimano XT
Brake Cables: LBS stainless
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano M737
Brake Levers: Dai Compe ss-5

Shifters: Shimano XT Thumbshifters
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M736– Top Pull
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M737
Derailleur Cables: LBS Stainless
Cassette: Shimano
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Shimano XT M737
Crank Bolts: Stronglight
Chainrings: Middleburn and Vuelta
Chainring bolts: Stronglight
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN56
Pedals: Time ATAC (1990’s model)

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Mavic 230 SBP
Hubs: Shimano DX
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: Charge Splashbacks – 1.8
Tubes: Full of air

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: Kalloy UNO
Seatpost Binder: N/A


Sorry about the lawn, that's what three weeks without rain does.

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More photo's once I get out and about.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:44 pm 
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That looks niiiiiiice. You didn't waste much time putting that together!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Thanks, once I get an idea of what the finished bike is going to look like, I like to crack on.

I did have a couple of hold ups with bottom brackets and the front mech, but it's come out exactly as I wanted it to.


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