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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:16 pm 
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You could mount the thumbies under the bars for extra retro kudos....

Bar ends on risers need to point back towards the rider, it's the law


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:30 am 
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There's only a little bit of rise...................


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:53 am 
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Suspension stem...
dares ya
double dares ya


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:00 am 
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Talk me through it with examples!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:43 am 
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Examples are quite rare as nobody sensible rides them, you gotta fit it ride it and put up with everybody silently sniggering when you show them how it works
here's some reviews
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?page_id=7331
http://www.mtbr.com/cat/controls/stem/s ... 49crx.aspx


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Now that really is a step too far, even for me.

Don't tell me, you just happen to have one for sale. :mrgreen:

Just walked the hounds after finishing it. Time for shakedown ride and a couple of pics.

Let me assure you you won't be impressed.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:10 pm 
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Now I remember why I enjoyed building the Marin. Take a random collection of leftover bits, a little knowledge of how they should fit together and a couple of hours of quality man time, and you can end up with something way more than the sum of its parts.

The GT was a joy to ride on the road. 70psi saw off the bumps and the rolling resistance. The big 48/38/28 was ideal for an old man such as that what I is.

The shakedown ride turned into just under 25 miles of pleasure. Sadly I now have no excuse not to ride in all weathers, on or off road as I have just put together a little gem. Very much a 'GT' in the traditional sense.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:24 pm 
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The slicks I can live with, but mudguards and bar ends? :facepalm:

The rest of it looks good.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:22 pm 
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It is designed to be road, distance, darkness and weather friendly. Hence lights, mudguards, bar ends, slicks, V brakes and a lack of consideration for much else. But I can honestly say it's probably the quickest and most stylish GT on the site. Well in my shed at least.

My thanks to Ray, Stevie and Andrea with part selection.

As for the Alves and Overbury's, this is keeping them safe from harm over the winter. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:57 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
It is designed to be road, distance, darkness and weather friendly. Hence lights, mudguards, bar ends, slicks, V brakes and a lack of consideration for much else. But I can honestly say it's probably the quickest and most stylish GT on the site.


My Raleigh is used on the road, ridden distances in rain and shine, daytime and darkness; it has neither mudguards nor bar ends.

As for the quickest GT on the site.... I'll take that challenge, my alloy whippet vs you steel Titanic. :twisted:


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