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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Not sure what you mean by removing the mission?

What do the cleat bolts look like?


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:48 pm 
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OK just did a search on the cleats..
These ?Image
If so I think the normal SPD machine screws will work.

You could see if the new G3 cleats can be used.
Give them a bell... http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.frog


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Wow.. My poor brain cant keep up (:
Doesnt appear to be any rod in the top caps. Oil damper seems perfect. Rode beautifully this evening on the 4 current good elastomers I put in. So I think we have tge year, and if I see again elastomers or Springs for a 96 XC, I can decide which and purchase. Taken me ages to get that right in my head. Ta, D


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Yeah thats the pedals and spare cleats I have ta. Need 6 dinky bolts from somewhere... Cant find on Ebay


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Re the above Mission Control, one piece combined black handlebar and stem. It caused so much flak and abuse here that I had built the bike up with the higher quill stem system (originally a 1&1/4"" quilled ATAC). I never removed that collar and took the original low system off caus I used to also ride low and climb hills on the bar ends, and caus I wasnt sure if it was locking the headset down. Have been since advised, I could try and put spacers in the gap like ahead systems, if I can find some big ones. Not sure. May just keep and be done.


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 Post subject: Re: Saggy bottom!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:40 pm 
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So that's why there is a black bar in the picture :lol:
Keep it and mount lights on it :)

Don't know much about the mission setup, there might be info on how it works in the archive and gallery. Link is at the top if you're not on a mobile device.
If it's just compression then you could remove and flog it and use spacers if you can get them. If it's 1-1/8" that should be easy.
Maybe even use a normal long high rise stem or adjustable stem.

BBB make some interesting kit for these sorts of modifications.

I'm assuming it back or neck problem like many on here have.


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Ha.. you have got it. I was thinking weeks ago, that with Winter coming, I might have some good spotlights on there either side. I do still climb using them as pic shows, but all that room could be put to goid use. Only thing is... I have 4 bikes for Summer (the expensive 90s Americana) and 4 cheaper ones for Winter wet and mud doing the same. 2.1" full tread, 1.7" semis, 1.3 and 1.5" slicks. X2 (: The Klein usually sit cosy indoors then when its Winter and dark. Really wanted lights on that Procaliber Im doing up on other thread. Only cost £25, so less worried about it. Gonna brew on it tho...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:23 am 
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Fluffy.
Yes its neck ache sometimes after a long ride, and thats why ive just added the Monkeybar. Quill stem has been used for 18 years. In '96 or whenever the frame arrived, it came a bit small. I asked for 17" frame, but as happens a lot on ebay I have found, they took that as bb to top of seat tube, not centre bb to centre of tt. It thus was a 15". It had been hard to get hold of, and with £200 offered knocked off for error, I accepted it. I then just added a steerer tube shim and put a quilled ATAC stem in, and all was good. Roox supplied a longer than average seatpost, and all distances then measured same as my other bikes.

The steerer is 1 &1/4", and spacers would then have to fill out to the collar width of the mission to look right. About 2"..? Am told i could have it converted to modern Ahead, and then have a modern stem like BBB. I have a high rise one of them on my utility hike now. All too much bother tho.,. and I have not got the money, so will just leave it and try and avoid the abuse from any hostile Retrobikers

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