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 Post subject: is it wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:16 pm 
Posh Mark
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Just taken delivery of a rather tasty 1994 GT RTS1.

My plans for the build have been dictated by what I have already.

So my question is:

Is it okay to build it with more modern retro parts? I'm not talking SRAM XO and external bearings but V's etc.

I want it to be a rider so I could do with an element of reliability - I'm specifically thinking canti brakes!

Suggestions please....


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:31 pm 
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Build it how you want it. I'd go for V's over canti's every time as I like to know that I can actually stop. I could never get on with canti's even when I had no other choice. As soon as Shimano release the BRM-600's, I had a set :?

As for the other parts, as long as they are in-keeping with the colour/look of the bike, do what you'd like to for reliabilty, function etc :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:32 pm 
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Lets see a pic of the beasty then :wink:


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Pickle wrote:
Lets see a pic of the beasty then :wink:



All in good time young Pickle :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:35 pm 
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personally i like old frames and modern parts :D

/me takes cover from flak


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richie-t wrote:
personally i like old frames and modern parts :D

/me takes cover from flak


As do I - but I guess I'll find out what the concensus is when I post it in Readers Bikes - If it gets moved to here I'll rethink :lol:


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Was it the black RTS on e-bay last week?


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Nothing wrong with that at all. A piece of retro hot-rod!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:42 pm 
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xizang wrote:
Was it the black RTS on e-bay last week?


Maybe :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:35 pm 
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I say build it how you want and have fun on it 8)


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