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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:13 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Ok, so the thread about riding your "retro" rides prompted this post. This is my daily beater...

1994 rwracing mountain bike. This was the first bike I ever built for myself after my time with Grove Innovations. The frame is made of 4130 aircraft and is overbuilt to last so I can give it to my grandkids. As this is my daily ride, it has not stayed period correct. Original items include...

Judy XC
Machine Tech Hubs
Caramba Double barrel cranks with Kooka rings
1989 XT thumbies, and derailleurs
Aheadset threadless headset
Ringle cam twist skewers
Onza bar ends
Flite saddle with 2005 black duct tape

Love the bike but it is in need of a face lift. I've slowly been collecting parts to fix her up and will respray the frame this winter.

cheers,

rody


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:05 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Cool ride Rody...looks like you built it right first time :D

Out of interest do you normally build your MTBs with the top tube setup as pictured? Or is it dependent purely on the customer?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:41 am 
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Rutteger,

If someone is dead set on what they want...it's their money, they get it, unless it I have issues with it (safety, longevity, function).

This particular design allows for maximum standover with a conventional top tube without the compromise of an extra long seat post with accompanying leverage. Nothing worse than bending your high dollar post or worse yet, your seat tube. This is also one of the reasons the seat binder is located on the front of the tube, giving maximum tube integrity and strength in this area.

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rody


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