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 Post subject: Re: Re-Imagined.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 am 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
This is a great thread idea - needs a better title IMHO to pull in the punters!


Noted, Slightly amended.... :oops:

This is my own on going saga, Labour of Love, Bain of my life.

A Roberts White Spider II, heavier weight mix tubeset built for bruising and taking a punishment and to throw downhill.

With a lot of help and guidance, and those boy hood dreams of yesteryear garnished from staring at magazines of racers in far off lands far better than me, i wanted to try a drop bar build with a suspension fork, to try and build it period correct, non shimano, and have the flexibility of re-building it with other parts if it was a massive fail.

I say on going because whilst the brake reach is ok for me, it isnt right due to being too far forward over the front wheel for the suspension with the current Salsa Drop stem, i need to reign it in a bit.

Im hoping the solution will be the choice ive made in handlebar stems, i guess only time will tell, i have the correct stem, i now just need to refinish it, in the Etto paint finish.

I made the decision to use the Tioga Crank for this one, because i had the Bell Egg rings too and painstakingly refinished it all, and it took the Bitch of time to fit, I would save a ton of weight by fitting the Suntour XC pro, but its a frame build i wanted to play around with, try it drop bar and with flat bars, using the Tioga crank, i though it might have been nice to have a stem colour matched, use some more Tioga to finish off the option build, sadly finding a seatpost and a good enough disc drive is proving very difficult.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:32 pm 
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Plumbing the depths here...


Ebay find for £49 (as pictured by seller)

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After a splash of XT and a bit of TLC

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however its now looking like this - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=361267&start=50


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:32 pm 
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What a difference just changing the spec makes. I love the Oakley decal and disc wheel too.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Plumbing the depths here...


Ebay find for £49

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After a splash of XT

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however its now looking like this - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=361267&start=50

Looks great. Makes me regret selling my tioga disc drive. Where did you get the disc cover from?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:53 pm 
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Thanks Carl / Ian


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What a difference just changing the spec makes. I love the Oakley decal and disc wheel too.


As SplatterPaint tells me - dressing it up in XT is like applying lip stick to an old Pig ! :lol:

anyway this is what the pig looks like now... I broke one of the replaceable drop outs however due to its age they aren't available anymore so bought another frame and move the kit across :facepalm: and finished it off with a period old Turbo saddle and an XT post

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ishaw wrote:
Looks great. Makes me regret selling my tioga disc drive. Where did you get the disc cover from?



The disc came via ebay for small beer a few years back, the Oakley logo is cut out of the same Vinyl they make road signs out off that reflects a massive amount of light back at night. It sat doing noting for ages as it looked crap on everything I ever tried it on until this one, I think the white fork helps balance up the ascetics.


Right, As you were and back to the beautiful bikes, BTW that KHS ^^ is well tasty


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 pm 
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that's Nutz ^^ (in a good way) I would never have bought that and had the vision to see “what it could be”

that first pic looks like a snap from the Pro's Closet with its white background


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:30 am 
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Amazing job on the Manitou, was the blue painted? Can't remember ever seeing a blue one.


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