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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Nice is that Rich 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Great rich, you seem to have 'taken' to this one. I can see why, it's a proper GT with interesting and useful items of innovation. The cranks are great! i'm also fond of sugino cranks as they have a good finish without much elbow grease.

Hope to see it again soon. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Thanks chaps
marc two tone wrote:
Great rich, you seem to have 'taken' to this one. I can see why, it's a proper GT with interesting and useful items of innovation. The cranks are great! i'm also fond of sugino cranks as they have a good finish without much elbow grease.

Hope to see it again soon. 8)

You won't see it at the Holme valley ride Marc, although Chris V40 has said he'll be able to bring a part for me, I'm missing my Kawasaki so I'm going to drag that out of the man cave instead. Might bring the Avalanche to the Peaks ride though, before I "Winterise" it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:25 pm 
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ive just picked up one of these frames and im puzzled as to what the screws in the rear drop out are for, any ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:35 pm 
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They are used to adjust the position of the axle within the dropouts. Apparently you are somewhat younger, in the good ol' days before vertical dropouts this was the standard. Do not remove the srews as the dropouts tend to crack without them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:54 pm 
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its the rear im talking about and they are vertical? it makes sense for the front but the front dosen't have screws. I cant see the rear having that much room for any adjustment.
I had an outpost of the same year when left school, will give you some idea how old I am :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Ah, okay, vertical srews. Thought you were talking aboiut the fork where the 2x4 fork has "kind of rear" dropouts.
Well, the screws in the vertical dropouts in the rear are somewhat odd and were only seen for a few years. Make sure you retreat the screw so the end is in line with the curve of the dropouts to have the axle fit snugly into the dropouts. I had a few instances where these dropouts cracked because of impacts coming in via the screws. Fixing this: Put a plug into the screwhole and weld it.
By the way: Built in '67
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:42 pm 
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odd indeed, ill see if I can get some photos when its built up. thanks for the info


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:04 am 
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Great bike, the 92 Avalanche


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Wow ! how strong is your ceiling grid ? :shock:


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