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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:19 am 
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Inigo Montoya wrote:
i'd recommend an other stem and barends.
apart from that - super nice bike!


as the fork is 1 1/8 the forcelite or complite "skinny" steel ritchey stems (manufactured by WTB I believe) are very hard to come by ( have not seen any actually :cry: )
And this one goes quite well with the seatpost.

but be happy to mount one original stem if retrobiker has one :wink:

Onza bar ends were fitted to original bike ( not this model though :wink: )


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As the bike is meant to be ridden but breezer paints are known to be fragile, I am thinking to add some "helicopter tape" on the frame

Not to much of a hassle to put on ? efficient ? :idea:

Who has tried that ?

and more importantly, if I wish to take it off, wont come with some paint on it ??? :?


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Inigo Montoya wrote:
i'd recommend an other stem and barends.
apart from that - super nice bike!


Exactly my thoughts. It really is a fantastic looking bike though...


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Mmm...Guinness. BOTM it should bring you it should.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:25 pm 
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Nice. I had a 1996 Jet Stream (red and white) that I sold on a couple of years ago. What size are those tyres? I found that I could only run 1.9s (normally Ritchey Z-Max) at the rear as clearance was tight.


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tyres are 2.35 but clearance is OK
was contemporary to the frame

a few changes with a more racy stem finally found in Germany and seatpost with Ritchey engraved logo :wink: (better than printed ones which are fragile and whose logo go away)

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I love that bike... Good job and rare too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:56 pm 
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very cool (much sleeker sans bar ends)

great job!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Specs for the Mavic 217 give a max size of 2.1. Be careful running a 2.35.

Nice bike......pure class! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Tire size
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:55 am 
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Wow, that is simply stunning, very well done.
And a very nice rider it will be as well, Enjoy!!

timtim wrote:
Specs for the Mavic 217 give a max size of 2.1. Be careful running a 2.35.


TimTim is right re the 2,35's though, it's not safe.
But no worries, I'll take those too big tires off you :wink: :wink:


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