swill

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    sam
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  1. I have a mono ti front hub and matching Mavic d521cd sitting spare! All depends if you want a disk upfront I guess. Not built up so would need to get that sorted out but give me a pm if your interested at all.
  2. here's the planet X zebdi I recently finished that my nephew is having now. He's a short arse hence the stem.
  3. That looks a bit better, still need to decide on either single speeding it or sort a suitable cassette and chain out with the xtr gear.
  4. Yeah but impossible to find one
  5. There's one set up very similar to how mines is now (changed it about yesterday) on eBay ATM and you just missed a frameset that went fairly cheap this week. Yeah a whole lot different to modern, though nasty to ride in comparison. The stem is pretty similar to how I had one set up years ago and this wasn't built to ride to be honest as much as hang on the wall otherwise I'd have gone for pro2s not old hope xc hubs.
  6. Well it's taken me forever to get anywhere the last year or so but I've now sold the planet X to my nephew so another bit of young blood in the sport. It took forever to decide on parts and just after buying some a better thing* turned up so also have a box full of retro bits left sitting around waiting if anyone else if uoto a retro build. However the pashley has taken a back burn for too long, and it's not going to end looking like this as I decided the triple up front looks stupid and gears, well who needs those. So the mech, shifters and cranks are going and I'm now rightly putting a pair of burns on it. May also put a Maggy on the rear too but then I'd have an xtr-v with no use and for what I paid for it..... Anyway I will add some more pics as I get on doing the final bits.
  7. Not likely unless it was already off square or theyre countersunk bolts that forced the mount to deform. Though I suspect they were flat faced bolts. Which if the shims caused the caliper to sit out of alignment as said above could cause internal stresses which after loading further through riding, could have caused strain and lead tofailure. Though theoretically if you tightened it enough the alloy (whatever it is), the caliper is made out of, is obviously going to be lower in terms of mechanical properties than the presumably ms bolt.
  8. In theory a sandblasted surface has a larger surface area in terms of heat loss etc for an engine for example, however this isn't of too much relivance here as the peaks and troughs will actually make less contact area so I'm thinking your force from the the brakes will have less contact area hence higher pressure between the rim and pads. Saying that though I'm sure pads will last a fair bit less time.
  9. Must admit I haven't ridden it yet as need to get the rear wheel re laced up. But I have a longer Thompson Stem sitting around spare if need be.
  10. Here's a pic of her now complete. Other than getting the rear wheel relaced and the front trued up she's finished.
  11. Here is one the above frames almost finished, just waiting on a few bits to arrive like seat post, peddles, stem, and front brake so can then finally take it for a ride. Also have a matching planet x saddle to replace the out of place mini seat.
  12. Is it for the zebdi? I'm having a similar dilema but thinking of trying a trialtech stem with the pair of old tryall bars i got with the frame first, well before shelling out on more anyway.
  13. He still has a pashley mhz too but prefers his onza. There's a few others of us from that era still kicking about. Shame we've got old and not kept it up to be honest. So much harder now than 15 years ago.
  14. Personally I think the little story made it, some good riding also but it had I think a very well put together feel to it, even the music fits perfectly.
  15. I have a set of azonic bars but actually prefer these and couldn't find a stem to fit them. As for the rim no thanks this is fine. It's built as I want it so fits perfectly what I want it too, besides I have 3 bikes so I won't be killing this anytime soon. And this has a middleburn pro trial bashgaurd it's just smaller.