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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:32 pm 
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Cheers.. They are Continental Double Fighter II's.. not very retro but still very cool.. :D


Whoops! Too busy checking out the pics to see you'd listed everything above :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:40 pm 
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Hi, I think you did a great job all round, it's looked a fun bike for cruising and single-speed riding, it's light aswell and what is the gearing too? nice one :)

Did you spray the frame yourself or powder coated? and I am after a Charge saddle like yours and it's hard to find especially in black at the moment.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:25 pm 
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I painted this one myself. It took a lot of effort, but thats half the fun! :D

The gearing is 32/14 so a little over 2:1. It seems fine so far, however I haven't taken it far because of the issue with the chain slipping. I do also have a 16t cog for the back to try as well.


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OrangeRetro wrote:

No need to import, they come up from time to time on eBay and sell for £40-50. The colour in the front-on pic looks almost like your colour, but I think it's misleading and the scarlet colour in the side photos is the real colour.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:43 am 
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OrangeRetro wrote:
Do you have any ideas of the origins of the seatpost. It has one bolt and a crazy thumb wheel for fine adjustment?

No, I've drawn a blank I'm afraid, I can't find anything that looks like that. It must be a high-end part because the adjustment wheel looks quite expensive to manufacture, and it's clearly 99 or earlier because it's silver. My O-Beam just says Tahoma 27.0 on it, so I guess there's nothing any more helpful than that on yours?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:00 pm 
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Here are the post markings.. not alot there really. The post is really well made and the micro adjuster wheel is great for setting the level of the seat, so I agree, it must be high end and probably quite rare i'm guessing. I got it from the states if that makes any difference.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:30 am 
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So yesterday was the first test for the Kula.. albeit quite a simple one.. get me to my mates house for some boozing! :twisted: ... Its only 3-4 miles away but seeing as i've never rode a single speed before I thought that it would be a good way to break myself in..

I ended up breaking just about all of my riding rules... It got quite late, I had no lights, no helmet, no gears... :shock: ... But I managed to turn into a 12 year old, bombing through the streets, hoping up curbs, even swept pass some rozza's in a jam sandwich! :D

Single speed rocks.. the best way to turn into a small child again and remember what riding is all about! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:32 am 
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Quality build,very nice 8) 8)


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Sounds like a fun first trip out! Now I want a pub bike...(and to be able to ride it without risking my drivers licence dammit).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:21 pm 
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Rigid alu Kula with a 32-14 gear ratio, if you ride that xc then you're pretty hardcore!

Seriously though, very nice bike.


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