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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:56 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:07 pm
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Location: Sydney, Aus.
The inevitable "I wonder what this colour tape and saddle will look like?" switcheroo occurred last night:

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Now to find an original Flite saddle in white (damn idiot for selling the NOS one I had before!); and a nicer seatpost...

It's also currently wearing a set of interim wheels whilst the original 600 hubs are being rebuilt into a set of 30mm silver Tubeless Kinlin rims to minimise puncture risk on the commute. This gave me a chance to check tyre clearance - those are 28c Compass Chinook Pass, which fit easily with room to spare.

On wide rims with wide tyres, this thing is gonna ride *so* nicely!

Would it be wrong to put my 12spd Campag kit on it?...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:42 pm 
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If you do end up wanting to sell this please let me know!

What size is the frames?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:21 am
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Looking good! though i think i would have gone for a black saddle to go with the white tape.
Or maybe i'm just scarred from constanly scrubbing my old selle san marco concor, trying to keep it nice and white... ;) :mrgreen:

Are the new kinlin rims you are getting the same ones Hunt are using on the Sprint aero wide, with the 19c inner width?
when i mounted my 25mm corsa g+ on them, they came out at 28mm, so i suspect 28mm tires will end up around 30mm - i hope you have the clearance! :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:07 pm
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Location: Sydney, Aus.
roymund wrote:
If you do end up wanting to sell this please let me know!

What size is the frames?

I wouldn't say I necessarily want to sell it, but everything's for sale at the right price...! It's a 59cm.

bjarnetv wrote:
Looking good! though i think i would have gone for a black saddle to go with the white tape.
Or maybe i'm just scarred from constanly scrubbing my old selle san marco concor, trying to keep it nice and white... ;) :mrgreen:

I hear you! Although actually I just scored a Flite Evo off of eBay, so that black tape & white saddle solution might come sooner than I had considered anyway! 8)

I wish I'd never sold the Evo2 I had on my Merckx as there never would have been any doubt to my approach then!

bjarnetv wrote:
Are the new kinlin rims you are getting the same ones Hunt are using on the Sprint aero wide, with the 19c inner width?
when i mounted my 25mm corsa g+ on them, they came out at 28mm, so i suspect 28mm tires will end up around 30mm - i hope you have the clearance! :shock:

They are, yes - although I only plan to run 25s on those so the clearance should still be fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:40 am 
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Rich-Ti wrote:
I wouldn't say I necessarily want to sell it, but everything's for sale at the right price...! .



It's my size! Let me think up an offer, let me know if there is something in particular you are after or if you do come to sell


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:07 pm
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Location: Sydney, Aus.
All I can suggest is that it won’t be a cheap buy; and bear in mind that it’ll need to be shipped from Australia!

Frameset with BB & headset might be the best solution... if I do decide to let it go...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:05 am
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Brilliant find - there can't be many about in that condition.

How fat are those seat stays!! Must really stiffen the back end. I really like the fork aesthetic going on... in the pics it could pass for steel.

The Tricolour 600 group, IMHO, was Shimano getting everything just right: the bits of chroming on the finish; the colouring and the way it just worked so flippin' well. I've currently got my 600 on a Venom Lo Pro but it's way too scary to ride in any normal sense so thinking of transferring it to a Mike Kowal.

Nice work.


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