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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:49 am 
East Midlands AEC
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Well it's been long in the making but here it is. Sorry for crap photo (of camera phone this morning)...

Highlights:

Frame: Dave Yates Diabolo, Columbus CromOR tubing, fillet brazed, 21" c-t, dated by Dave as November 1994
Fork: Pace RC30's 1" steerer
Cranks: Middleburn RS7 (triple but with granny removed)
Tensioner: Rohloff
Front wheel: Rolf Draco (20 spoke)
Rear Wheel: XT Mavic 517
Brakes: original XT V's
Bar ends: Control Stix
Stem: Control Tech
Seat post: carbon unbranded
Saddle: USE titanium

Weight: approx 21lbs

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:29 pm 
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21 lbs is a good weight - is that accurate?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:57 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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An estimate I'll be honest in that it feels lighter than my titanium (geared)bike which comes in at 22lbs. I'll try and weigh it some time.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:39 pm 
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Looking at the size of that frame and the amount of seatpost showing you must be a touch over 8 foot tall...?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Little Bob wrote:
Looking at the size of that frame and the amount of seatpost showing you must be a touch over 8 foot tall...?


thats what i was thinking :wink:
rob


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:28 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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:lol:

6'3" with 35" inside leg :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:56 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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that looks sweet bud :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:59 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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me like that, me like that a lot.

Love the road/offroad option with the tensioner- very clever.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:17 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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cheers :D

photos and dirt don't really do it justice. You can't really see that it has a red/blue/silver theme going on. Red items you can't really see: brake studs on the front, barrel adjusters on brakes, rim on front, nipples on rear (!), crank spider. You can see the blue and silver.

Dual speed works really well: kick down for low gear, deft finger lift (while staionary :shock: ) for high gear. Helps me as locally the routes are a mix of road and off-road and I can't bear twiddling on the road in 34:16 :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:25 pm 
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I love this! thinking of going the RC30 route with mine too :D

Cheers
Stu


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