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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:54 am 
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Thats awesome. I love the parts on that bike. That campy off road stuff was so overbuilt. I am getting mine together. It is almost finished. I just need to change out the bottom bracket and get an XTR post and an XTR headset and some nice pedals. I have been experimenting with some different parts so this is not the final product. Here it is:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:58 am 
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good stuff!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Thats looking mighty fine 8)


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Got the right headset and I had to reverse the rear rollercam pulleys to get the proper lineup with the cable. I also got the correct bottom bracket and she is almost ready to ride. I will be racing this bike in the vintage class at the 22nd anual keyesville gathering up in the mountains here in California.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Amazing frame and history. And those brakes!!!! Are they as powerless, as I fear? They're certainly beautiful! 8)

Very nice!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:22 pm 
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SStumpjump wrote:
Amazing frame and history. And those brakes!!!! Are they as powerless, as I fear? They're certainly beautiful! 8)

Very nice!
You're kidding right? They are rollercams, they are incredibly powerful. They were very popular among trials riders. Lever pull is a bit stiffer than I would like but I am used to disks. Thanks for the compliments! Of all my projects this has been the most challenging and rewarding. My next project may prove tougher. I have a 1930'S mercury I will be turning into a clunker.


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I really like that, very nice 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Finally got it all dialed in and took it for its first ride on dirt. It is very solid, quick, turns and stops on a dime. It climbs better than any bike I own. I snapped some shots before the ride because it will never be this clean again.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Lovely!


I want to see it dirty now, just to prove it get used :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:34 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
Lovely!


I want to see it dirty now, just to prove it get used :wink:

I am actually going to race it at the Keyesville MTB gathering later this month in the vintage class. My wife thinks I am crazy. There will be plenty of pics from that event.


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