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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Hi,

I am new to the forum and thought it was about time I contributed with a piece on my Dogs Bolx.

The made to measure frame was built by Chas Roberts and assembled by me in 1994. It still has all of it’s original components (except inner brake and derailleur cables). It was designed to be very light and as durable as possible. All the component parts (where possible) are Titanium and all the steel bolts were replaced by SRP Titanium equivalent throughout the bike. All the bearings (except the headrace) are cartridge type including jokey wheels.
1994 Chas Roberts 17.5” Dogs Bolx - White Pearlescent paint with Gold highlighted Red graphics.
Frame: (Nivachrome and Columbus tube set / Tom Ritchey bottom bracket shell).
Fork: Lightweight Tange blades (Chas Roberts supplied).

Headset: Shimano Ultegra 600 (plus headset front brake cable hanger sprayed to match frame colour)
Stem: Chas Roberts lightweight design and made to measure, sprayed to match frame colour.
Handlebar: Renthal RC sub 130
Grips: ATI Tomac
Barends: None

Brakes: Shimano XTR M900
Brake Pads: Dia Compe
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR Grey (1994) with Middleburn cable oilers.
Cantilever cable hangers: Ringle Mojo
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M900

Shifters: Shimano XTR M900
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR Grey (1994) with Middleburn Cable Oilers.
Cassette: Shimano XT M737 11-28 8 speed
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Shimano XT M737 FC 175mm
Crank Bolts: Royce Titanium
Chainrings: Middleburn Compact Drive 42-32 and Shimano O/E steel 22
Chainring bolts: Venhill Titanium
Bottom Bracket: Royce Titanium 68mm / 109 mm
Pedals: Suntour Superbe

Hub Skewers: Zero titanium
Rims: Campagnola Atek 6082 alloy T6 (32 hole)
Hubs: Hope Titanium 32 hole
Nipples: light alloy
Spokes: DT Swiss Double butted stainless steel
Tyres: Specialized Pro Control S Umma Gumma Kevlar bead 26x195
Tubes: Latex (15yrs old and still working ok!)

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Transalp Titanium
Seatpost: Ringle Moby post 27.2mm
Seatpost Binder: Frame bolt titanium

Weight: 21.5lb - 9.77kg ready to ride


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And finally...some of SRPs finest pieces of Titanium. It's a shame to hide these behind the brake lever covers.

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Mike

Remember...Do not ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:20 pm 
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Lovely - nice pic of Summer too :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:28 pm 
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considering its 15/16 years old it looks so fresh, almost fashionable? (runs and hides in the shed)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Very nice 8) And fashionable? It most certainly is, especially around these parts. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:51 pm 
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That's so clean looking. Very smart.

So is your garden :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:55 pm 
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stevek wrote:
Very nice 8) And fashionable? It most certainly is, especially around these parts. :D


i meant as in looks almost current, actually i dont know what i mean :? just looks real nice like.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:59 pm 
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Lovely

Need some pics of that trademark DB wishbone


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:08 pm 
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Neil,

DB wishbone picture has been added for your enjoyment (incl front brake Ringle Mojo).

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:47 pm 
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Sweet!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:51 pm 
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wow...lovely bike.....id be put off halfway down my local trail by that sultry blonde winking at me :shock: ....could the designer have had a thing for the human league???


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