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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Mounted the brakes and fork last night. As you can see below I am using Paul's touring canti's. I also included a screen grab from http://www.aspirevelotech.com/ showing some limited edition anodized Paul's brakes and levers. I just spent too much on some vintage faded stoplights otherwise I may have been tempted.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:17 pm 
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So I have the bike built up and rideable. So far this has been a total parts bin build. But I have just ordered some new cables and picked up some bar tape. I also got some moon units that I have yet to install.

Alright now for some of the details.
I converted this bike from 26" to 700c rims. Up front this was done with a 395mm a-c CX fork. The shorter fork combines with the taller wheels keeps the front end close to original height. In fact the bottom bracket is exactly the same height as my rigid 29er.
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In the back I used an adapter that relocates the canti posts to the correct position. the slightly taller wheel in back probably does steepen the angles slightly.
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I set this up as a two speed using a middleburn 42/29 duo chainring and cranks. In the back is a Melvin chain tensioner that can easily handle 13 tooth difference.
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the panaracer fire cross afford almost no clearance so i will primarily be using this with the marathons until i can get some bruce gordon rock n' roads. I also need to install a derailleur and figure out how to take some clearer photos.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Hahahaha! Why did you make the bike look like that? Were you angry at it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:02 pm 
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rumpfy wrote:
Hahahaha! Why did you make the bike look like that? Were you angry at it?


It gets worse. I installed the suicide shifter for the front derailleur.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Is that a Willits fork back there?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Gruntled wrote:
It gets worse. I installed the suicide shifter for the front derailleur.



Actually, that part is cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:48 pm 
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hollister wrote:
Is that a Willits fork back there?


Yes it is. Currently the legs for my parts monkey.

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I also have one of his scorcher bars waiting for the right bike to make a scorcher tribute.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Scorcher bars are by Paretich, not WW.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:09 pm 
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rumpfy wrote:
Hahahaha! Why did you make the bike look like that? Were you angry at it?

Hahaha, I love this post.


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