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 Post subject: Romax#381 BM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Finally posting my long term project, much belated I know.

"381 is an 18.5" Romax made for Brent Martin; one of the first 3 Tig welded frames I made…"

For those from the great white (and wet) north Brent Martin needs little introduction. For the others I have included a little background information.

Progress to be posted, stay tuned.


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 Post subject: Re: Romax#381 BM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:57 pm 
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Is it some sort of Brodie hunt season? So many of them at the moment which is excellent!


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Niiiice! Great to see these old Brodies and look forward to some more pics


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 Post subject: Re: Romax#381 BM
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al-onestare wrote:
Is it some sort of Brodie hunt season? So many of them at the moment which is excellent!



Couldn't agree more ^^^^^

there's only so many Kliens with Marshmallow or Jaffa cake paint jobs a man can take :lol: good to see a few other makes coming into the affray


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 Post subject: Re: Romax#381 BM
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:48 pm 
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Is it the Retro Roy affect I wonder? Perhaps the connections being made in Canada are uncovering these gems. Who knows - in fact who cares, keep them coming! :lol: :wink:


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I'm really surprised how many are popping up as well, but i'm happy to welcome them all!

A couple more pics.

Pump mount is a nice touch and the new color. Paul thought he remembered this frame being a dark metallic, the repaint is more of a silver with some nice sparkly bits. I really like it, thanks JH!


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well it's about bloody time you started a thread.
so glad you have. let's see this happen. :-)
show us the fork now. almost time for another
Christmas present from the missus isn't it?
some nice wheels maybe?


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Retro_Roy wrote:
well it's about bloody time you started a thread.
so glad you have. let's see this happen. :-)
show us the fork now. almost time for another
Christmas present from the missus isn't it?
some nice wheels maybe?


Yes, yes, and already done!

So my dream fork for this build would be of course a U-braked curved Gator Blade, second choice....a curved nickle plated, fillet brazed, U-braked Bontrager! Expensive, but I was a good Husband last year.

I brought these forks over to a local frame builder who worked at Bontrager when these forks were made in 1986. He looked them over and deemed them to be straight, sound and ready to roll.


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This is going to be awesome 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:58 am 
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......and the two are now one.

Shimano "starfish" hs, Ti seatpost and bar, Mt60 hubs on Weimann super wide and polished rims.

Build will be all Deore Mt60


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