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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Just measured my current chainline, which is about 58mm (basic center of seat tube to center of front ring) and I believe the chain device can probably go out for at least 10mm or even more.
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    I’ll take you a pic during the weekend! Both the upper and lower guides are repros, and actually the upper one is quite adjustable so comes quite far from the seatpost if needed. I chat with the repro guy via facebook, but I can ask his email and send it to you as pm if the guide looks to to...
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Thanks guys! That’s cool info on the painting company, they sure did awesome job with these bassboats. Especially the iconic red and gold one is so nice, there haven’t been too many similar paintjobs since. Actually like onza100 above stated that the red/gold ones are really hard to find, but...
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    BoTM April 2021 nominations now invited

    Just finished this yesterday after almost 1.5 years of sourcing and restoring proper parts for it! Dami's Schwinn Straight 6 from 1997 with Bassboat Blue color scheme. The thread and more pics can be found here: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/schwinn-straight-6-97.422176/
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Yesterday I finally got it finished. Had a small struggle with my Hope C2 front caliber as it wouldn't fit between the IS mount and the disc on the hub, must be some special caliber for some specific fork. Only thing is that it didn't have any numbers or markings so couldn't know this before I...
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    Intense M1

    That M1 is such a classic! I actually have that exact model currently under work, had an awful paint so I'm just bringing it to polished finish. But even thought your M1 is awesome, for me that World Force is something I'd really like to see finished! 😋 You even have the five bolt hope adapters...
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Kiitokset!
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Re: Re: Actually I don’t even know what’s the catalog spec on a -97 model. Maybe they sold these only as framesets during the first year? I’ve only seen -98 models which have Boxxer Pro, XTR chainset (with 5 bolt spider), Hayes brakes, Titec post, Kore stem and Mavic 521’s on Ringle hubs. I...
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    Dami’s 1991 Marin Bear Valley https://retro.bike/threads/403477/

    Re: Dami's 1991 Marin Bear Valley brought back to life from a neglected frameset. Short build thread here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=403477
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    Bike of the month January 2021 - Nominations

    Re: Dami's 1991 Marin Bear Valley brought back to life from a neglected frameset. Short build thread here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=403477
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Re: Still have a bunch to do, but couldn't resist putting the bike partly together and seeing how it will turn out. Still missing the brake arch, brakes and other small pieces. I have the brakes ready though (Hope C2), but need to go through them first. I think the hardest parts to source...
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Had some time on my hands on Sunday so decided to finally tackle the Judy DHO overhaul. Took me almost a year to bump into those softer yellow springs and missing dust boots. The cartridge seals were still easily available so I just cleaned everything, replaced the end lip seals and adjustment...
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Thanks for the good link! I definitely agree with you there, the bassboat paint looks really awesome. The paintjob itself is one main reason the Yeti paint has been one option in the future, as after the potential repair the bassboat blue would be extremely hard to replicate and Yeti colors are...
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    Schwinn Straight 6 -97

    Yeti paint has crossed my mind also, one guy in Germany is currently having his DH6 painted and he said Gil would even have ready decal set for it. But for now I think I'm gonna build it up like that and maybe later do the proper repair and possible new paint. This just because it feels like...
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    show your Ti's

    Re: This GT Lightning is the only Ti in my garage, so tried to put extra effort on it back when I brought it to life. Nothing beats the look (and practicality) of brushed Ti in my eyes! Btw, very nice pictures you got there velofrog!
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