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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:22 pm 
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so i took this and my Mongoose Amp out on the trails this w/e. Both rode great, though being full rigid, could feel my body getting beat up more during the rough spots. but overall it handled great and I felt at home on it. :D

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I've got a similar project but I can't for the life of me find a bloody Syncros post at 30.4!!!!


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Chickenball wrote:
I've got a similar project but I can't for the life of me find a bloody Syncros post at 30.4!!!!


yeah, think it'll be tough. only seen two in that size breeze through the for sale here. :( you may need to resort to buying another Cirrus/Experience to get a hold of one.


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Chickenball wrote:
I've got a similar project but I can't for the life of me find a bloody Syncros post at 30.4!!!!


Nice setup Frank!!!

Re: post.... You can get a 30.4 Origin8 on eBay in the Syncros style for like $35...

That's what I may resort to if I can't find one for my experience


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shutter wrote:
Chickenball wrote:
I've got a similar project but I can't for the life of me find a bloody Syncros post at 30.4!!!!


Nice setup Frank!!!

Re: post.... You can get a 30.4 Origin8 on eBay in the Syncros style for like $35...

That's what I may resort to if I can't find one for my experience


or buy a 29.6 from me and get some 0.4 mm brass shim stock. I may end up doing similar to fit a 31.0 syncros into a 31.6 frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:58 pm 
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Very Nice. Sometimes in my mind a period correct bike that is being ridden would have non OEM parts as the bike is upgraded, parts break etc. Suppose I'm not a purist when it comes to the period correct part. But this bike I enjoy looking at and after all, we are here on RB to express our labour of love. Nice build :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:56 am 
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thx for your comments/compliment. i'll be "updating" again soon. :facepalm:

but only out of necessity. the bb axle length that is spec'd for the cranks is supposed to be 107mm. but because of the short wheelbase, if i'm in granny gear, the front mech cage is rubbing against the outer edge of the rear tyre nobbies when i make a turn. so i'll have to swap in another Syncros Ti bb with 113mm axle to hopefully clear that problem.

while i'm at it, i will prob make a few minor tweaks as well to shift some Syncros gear from this bike to yet another RM project by subbing in with other Syncros replacements. over-all it will pretty much remain the same, as i love it the way it is.

ever changing, ever evolving with me. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:07 am 
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ever changing, ever evolving with me. :roll:


I didn't say it before but the bike is beautiful. Tell me about what you are using for the fork caps there? Looks good.

I know what you mean about ever changing, I had this plague till I stopped collecting road bikes and settled on a few keeps and the rule is if one comes in that is of the same vintage/purpose, the other one must go. I don't actively look anymore. However, I decided I should have one vintage MTB and now have three project frames in the basement with an ever expanding pile of parts I need to decide how to divide amoungst them.

PS. do you have any spare crank-o-matic washers?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:16 am 
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oh, that particular fork is no longer on the bike. :roll: but instead a set with proper fork end caps. see what i mean! :lol:

but the caps were a set of Hope "Grip Doctor" bar end plugs, in blue, which i was gonna polish to silver.

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sorry, no spare COM washers. i would think those would be the first to get lost/trashed. :|


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:19 am 
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RockiMtn wrote:
oh, that particular fork is no longer on the bike. :roll: but instead a set with proper fork end caps. see what i mean! :lol:

but the caps were a set of Hope "Grip Doctor" bar end plugs, in blue, which i was gonna polish to silver.

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sorry, no spare COM washers. i would think those would be the first to get lost/trashed. :|


ahh cool.

RE: COMs. I am talking about the brass washers. I should be able to find a substitute somewhere... local hardware store struck out but I live in a pretty remote area so selection is limited.


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