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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:42 pm 
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Is that the 1990s red DX groupset? Or the original 1980s BMX cassette hub?


The 90s one. Ta for the tyre tips :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:54 pm 
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Ta for the tyre tips :-)


No worries. Lengthwise, the stays are really long - Hence I even got a 29er wheel in there.

But with fat rubber, you need to slide the wheel back a LONG way to stop tyre rub, as the chainstays aren't very wide near the BB. I guess they don't flare out much immediately behind the BB cos the rear axle is narrower than a MTB (??).

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:47 pm 
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my beast got me around the Catterick Nemba in 95 with a bloody 46 front ring, had a bit of a rebuild in between (well the original hub blew up) then did the SS worlds on it. fun.

mine's a random build, ritchey stem, go fast risers, Real brake levers, USE post, Cooks RSR's, the same Shimano DX rear hub, think the front is a White Industries and some Tioga Butterscotches..

..oh and i've got a bubble wrapped stars n bars too. Love em.


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Actually ran mine at Llandegla once in this setup http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/files/dscn0286_151.jpg , and if built up with ok parts not that heavy. The longer wheelbase makes it a lot more comfortable in fully rigid form and quite a joy to ride IMHO.

Have the frame and forks sitting here right now and cant decide what to do with it.


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I raced this one a few times in years gone by. There was a corner at Cheddar that it wouldn't actually fit around...

Anyway. I now have the original forks, and a Kona seatpost, and a headset, so progress is being made :-)


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