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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:29 pm 
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pre 94 fat chance tis had a smaller tube welded into the top of the seatube to allow for a smaller diameter post (IE 34.9 f.mech, then insert downsized for smaller post)... kinda surprised they didnt choose to go to an even smaller seatpost, more common size than 29.4, but hey ho.

Its fairly common practise in more recent years for titanium frames to have an alu (I believe seven used to have a carbon) insert pressed & bonded into the top of the seatube. Mainly as its well priccy reaming titanium & a alu shim bonded in is a whole lot easier to do... so from a safety point of view, yeh shims are fine to use :)

I wanna see your bike @ SSMM/ malverns this summer b.t.w ;) stuck a pic up on www.fatcogs.com ? ...then rody will be inundated with orders ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:59 pm 
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More pics of Alan's Fat Ti.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:01 pm 
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Luvin it Luvin it Luvin it!

I like the fact that its matt - mines polished. Very slick. Like it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:02 pm 
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Just dont ride on those tyres!

(you'll never get them looking like that again)


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 Post subject: Stupid cables!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:20 pm 
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Location: bedfordshire
Heh guys,
I having trouble trying to source the cable that connects the cantilevers, let me explain, it's kinda got the lead anchor, this clips into the groove on the canti, then a little lead finger grip about 1cm along.
It's the bridge cable suported by the hanger.
Q. Where are you getting yours?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:49 am 
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st john street cycles sell em for about a million pounds..

normal straddle wire yeh?


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 Post subject: brake levers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:23 pm 
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ti-fat-man

What sort of brake levers are you looking for? I have a collection of Grafton in several colours...

Let me know if you are interested, pwebb@www.com


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 Post subject: seat post
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:02 pm 
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Cool ... Have been running a 27.2 seatpost (various makes) with a shim in my frame no worries at all - would love to find a ringle (blue or purple) seatpost collar like yours... did it take very long to source one (eBay?)

Am currently giving mine a bit of a 'spring clean' after a quite a harsh wintery season !


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:59 pm 
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thats a stunning bike,a work of art 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:45 pm 
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tangent, was looking for a blue seat clamp for ages, then fell upon a hershey power seller, got me a blue one straight away, came just as it said in the advert, was the wrong size, i'd purchased a 1 3/8" 31mm ish, knee jerk reaction to that was to search for a ringle correct and picked up a red one, ran with that for a while, then lucky enough to spot a blue. since then havn't seen one for a while, although still looking for others. for your info had to drop 70 to get the blue, ouch!


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