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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Thanks to kingroon (cheers Matt!), I collected this frame yesterday at the RetroRide, and it's going to be the base for my all-year round "good" bike - with front suspension I think, after yesterday! - it's a Rock Lobster frame, serial number OH940819, in green. I've emailed Paul at Rock Lobster to get the lowdown on the frame as I think it's one of the Far East ones - Ritchey dropouts, wishbone seatstay, triple top-tube cable bosses, front mech roller...

Not sure what colour it's going yet, but on the lookout for some 1" Pace forks for it I reckon... It's a bit beaten, there's a slight dent from an over-tightened front mech, but otherwise it seems straight and sound.

Watch this space!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:35 am 
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Well, got an almost instantaneous email reply from none other than Paul Sadoff himself!

The frame is indeed a Taiwan-made "Expert" model, from around 1994. Only 400-500 frames were made, so whilst not ultra-rare, there can't be many still about. The geometry is suspension-corrected for a short-travel fork, so that's definitely what'll be going on it. Also found a page on First Flight's website all about Rock Lobster, which seems to indicate that the main tubes are Tange, with a plain cro-mo rear triangle.


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Slightly dull question, but what size is that frame and how much does it weigh? cheers :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:19 am 
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Yo! Glad you like the frame mate, should make a great build.. 8)

Did you say it was going to go white? That would be noice, royal noice.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:50 am 
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It will be, if I can get the s*dding BB out! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:38 am 
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Looking good mate!
Your fleet is all US /Canadian steel. Good theme! Like to see the finished product!


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:47 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Slightly dull question, but what size is that frame and how much does it weigh? cheers :)


Think it's a 17" - it's 17" c-c and 18" c-t...

Weight of frame (now the bb's out) inc two headset cups is around 4lbs 9oz, or 2.1kg.


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gradeAfailure wrote:
Tallpaul wrote:
Slightly dull question, but what size is that frame and how much does it weigh? cheers :)


Think it's a 17" - it's 17" c-c and 18" c-t...

Weight of frame (now the bb's out) inc two headset cups is around 4lbs 9oz, or 2.1kg.


Ta :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:25 pm 
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No worries... :)

Any idea how that compares as a frame weight...?


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gradeAfailure wrote:
No worries... :)

Any idea how that compares as a frame weight...?


My 'naked' 19" 1992 Kona Lava Dome was just about 4.75lbs


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