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 Post subject: rock lobster team ti
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:14 am 
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Just picked up off ebay... its sooo shiny

will post more pics once its built if anyone is interested


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:30 pm 
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hi nice frame i used to have one made from fuji stout lite or should i say i have miss placed it never sold it or gave it away but i can not find it at my dad,s


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:36 pm 
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Hmmm, never known Paul to build a TI frame :?

Are you sure it's a genuine article and not another frame sporting rock lobster decals?

Hard to tell from the pic but looks identical to a TST TI frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:06 pm 
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It's a Merlin Cycles ti Lobster. Had one myself once......bliss.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:34 pm 
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Yep,

Did a little research, imported TST frame by Merlin Cycles under the Rock Lobster banner.

Beautiful construction and reliable ride for a killer price point.

Cambria bike was blowing these out a few months ago for 275.00 US...only had the x-large size left by the time I found them :cry:

Considering it cost me about 950.00 just to purchase the materials to build a TI frame, I'd say m1kesmith got a great purchase.

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rody


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:48 pm 
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Are you going to do a retro buid?
Is that a Salsa seatclamp?
What size is it?
( sorry for all the Qs...I have a weird feeling that may be my old Lobster which I sold ages ago! )


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:37 pm 
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its 20" centre to centre, and yes that is a salsa clamp.
probably not a totally retro build... its got to be functional as my everyday ride. It will have thumbies tho as i haven't found anything better.
has anyone fitted a rear disk adapter to one of these? i'm currently running a magura hs33 on the rear and fed up with it eating rims.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:10 pm 
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Avoid disc adapters. Tim at Sideways Cycles ( bit of a pimp-parts guru ) says they're absolute poo. This view is echoed by all and sundry at most of my local bike shops.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:12 pm 
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I know disc adaptors aren't the prettiest of items but I use an A2Z from The Wooly Hat Shop and it's never given me any problems.

This is it,

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g52/k ... G_0743.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:50 am 
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its now been built for 2 weeks. Once i got over the initial twitchy handling by fitting longer forks all i can say is WOW!!
just hoping the fact its a hardtail means i'll get to keep it!


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