Thanks Old Ned for the history info.
Lots of things got in the way of this bike but finally getting some time to build it up. Wheel build is nearly finished.
I was going to go with a 1x8 drivetrain using the bar end shifters but have recently been doing more day rides mixing up road and...
'94 Marin Pine Mountain. Anyone else found the fork trail on these to be too high? I've calculated it at 78mm. I'm sort of used to it now but I used to find it would steer tighter and tighter into corners at lowish speeds.
Possibly interested, just a few questions:
1. Are the wheels tubular or clincher?
2. What is the crank length (should be stamped on the inside face of the crank, 170mm etc.)
3. What is the length of the toptube measured from the centreline of the seattube to the centreline of the headtube...
Thanks for the replies. Good to see the frame number style matches.
The Schwalbe CX Pro looks useful for narrow clearance frames although I'm hoping to run tubeless to be able to run low pressures (for racing). I've picked up some Vittoria Terreno Wet TNT 700x31C tyres which measure...
I spoke to Dave Marsh on the phone who said it probably was a Rick Powell based on the serial number. I've seen a few photos of similar frames with similar paint jobs being described as riden by a Giant cyclocross team, but nothing other than that.
Perhaps the SBDU similarity makes sense...
Recently picked up a cyclocross bike badged as a Giant, however frame number (DD556) suggests it was built by Rick Powell of DD Enterprises based on previous topics (see here).
Rear dropout is stamped Reynolds. Takes a well-fitting 27.2 mm seatpost, which along with the fork weight suggests to...
Mine for sale in Bristol, £160 ono. Largely original, recently rebuilt. Photos here:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/rale ... 1308086151
Raleigh Triathlon 1987, hand built at the Raleigh Lightweights Division
Recently stripped and re-built. Mostly original (see last photo for catalogue)...
Mine for sale in Bristol, £110 ono, see photos here:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/sara ... 1308079014
Saracen Protrax, 1996
Good condition, nearly original. Fast and lightweight mountain bike.
Frame: 19''; (Large) Tange MTB chromoly (steel) double-butted frame. Effective top...