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 Post subject: British build full bike?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:52 pm
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Location: Aberdeen - Scotland
Hi

I have just finished my goat, and I am starting to think about my next project next year. I want to do a full British build, built around either a clockwork/Lloyd/Alves or pace frame, with pace forks :D

However, is it possible to do a full British build, and I mean everything :? , I know pace, middleburn and hope can get me a lot of components, but what about saddle, tyres, mechs V/cant brakes.

Is it possible?

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Glen


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:36 pm 
BoTM Winner
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In short - No.
Rims (X-lite phatso?), tyres, mechs, chain are all sticking points.
But in any case its a bit of a moot point because a lot of stuff branded British is rarely manufactured in the UK.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:57 pm 
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maybe european build? retro sachs mechs etc? vredestein tyres? mavic/campag/ambrosio rims?



back off brussels!!! to quote al murray! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:59 pm 
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Single speed? possibly? has no one badged up tyres and rims?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:25 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I have:
RC200 frame
RC30 fork
RC45 stem
RC130 bar
Pace Hubs (front and rear)
Pace chainrings
USE seatpost
X-Lite saddle
X-Lite chicken stix brake levers
X-lite bolts where I have found them
X-lite skewers
Zoobits brakes

So, I'm "missing"
Rims
Cranks
Mechs
Headset
Shifters
Tyres / Tubes
Pedals

I'm not trying to build a totally British bike, just where possible within reason. I looked at getting it red, white (silver) and blue but the colours didn't quite look right so I went back to red on silver frame.

I think in the end I'll end up with XT for the gears, unless I accidentally end up with M900 kit!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:34 pm 
retrobike rider
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you could look across to france for some of the rest, i thought of how i could do that when i was a youth, but stuck on similar parts, france for mavic for rims and headset, and mechs maybe


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Naw ,go for good ol british engineering

pace frame ,pace forks ,hope hubs and discs
dont know about the other bits ,
you may get stuck there


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:49 pm 
MacRetro rider
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We have a michelin factory in Dundee ... so you could go for that dubious link:)

Goldtec (I think they are they british) for freehub
Xlite for saddle brakes stem and Shifter pod mounts
Don't for get Royce BBs they made lovely stuff.
L+M chainrings and cranks (and middle burn)
Venhill cables.
Hope brakes and Headset.

Sturmey Archer gears?

What about Dunlop - did they ever do a MTB tyre?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:59 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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orange did a rim for a couple of years in conjunction with FIR


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:18 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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MBI did their best :wink: :arrow:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12069


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