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 Post subject: Claud Butler 1997
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:14 pm 
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I bought a Cape Wrath from 97 from the forum here. I thought i would share my build process and future plans for it.

Plan is to set it up as weekend commuter to explore the grounds/ commute during winter time.

Frame arrived safe and sound from UK to Lithuania via local couriers.

So once it came, i found lots of random little strange details which made me wonder "why" :D
I discovered that the there are strange black marks of paint mostly around lugs and screw holes etc. I think somebody try to spray it black on the nickel plating? Have no idea. It came with full xt set, set up as 8 speed (even though rear derailleur is 9 speed). And finally it has a goldtec chainring with teeth cut down to almost oval zero, to serve as mud protector for the ring :D :D good, i like it. i will leave it that way for now.

Plan is to get rid of the fork. Get modern wide handlebars, put new tyres, go for a ride.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:21 pm 
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Some photos of the weird black paint which takes off, but is pain of a work


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:25 pm 
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Alright, lets keep on going

Got on one og v2 handlebars, random stem for time being, purple odi grips and bops around + maxxis ikon tyres.

Feel way more comfy, but the fork is about to die, it doesnt hold any air.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:30 pm 
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I have a spinner fork in my parts bin, bought a cane creek 40 to convert to threadless. Am I too far away with converting retro bike? :D :?:
And here we go for a ride


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:35 pm 
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Location: Penmarc'h, BZH.
Looks good, maybe the filed down chainring is to stop the chain falling off?


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:44 pm 
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Rank_21 wrote:
Looks good, maybe the filed down chainring is to stop the chain falling off?


I think so too, it does pretty good job


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 Post subject: Re: Claud Butler 1997
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:46 pm 
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Thinking about middleburn crank and maybe converting to 3 speed at front


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