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 Post subject: Lotus X10
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:09 pm 
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Hello guys, Got one of the above on the work stand in the shed. Its dark green with a polished rear triangle. My neighbour says theres a construction link to British Eagle. Theres a 7005 alu tubing sticker at the base of the seat tube. The head tube is a slightly oversize 1 & 7/16" internal diameter and were having trouble finding a headset to fit for a 1 & 1/8th steerer tube. Any pointers would be appreciated. Also struggling to post some photos of it so.........


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:31 pm 
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You may find the headtube is 1.1/4", never heard of the size you mentioned (i could be wrong though, it happened before in 1985)

If it is 1.1/4" and you want to run an 1.1/8" steerer CK do Devolution headsets to do such a thing.

Aspirevelotech is probably the best place for CK bits :wink:

http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:38 pm 
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if its a threaded headset I have a spare one


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:42 am 
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One of these is it?

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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ight=lotus


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:00 am 
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i remember the lotus frames/bikes, they were indeed made by british eagle the same people who did the "boss" bikes, nothing wrong the those particular frames at all, the ones in green/polished i thought looked really nice. the headesets were 1 1/4, what you can do is get some heaset reducer inserts, that way you can fit whatever 1 1/8 headset and fork that you like.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/ ... ducer.aspx

here's alink to what i'm talking about but i think st johns street cycles do them aswel.

the king solution is very good but also very expensive, this is a budget but viable solution. had one in my aluminium O when i first got it and it worked fine. basically they are shims to reduce the internal diameter to that of 1 1/8


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 Post subject: Lotus X10
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:18 pm 
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That's the badger, except my friends is green/polished with the stickers still on. Looks good anyway. Thanks for all the info guys.....


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