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FredyCro

Member since Dec 2012 • Last active Jul 2014
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    New forks and ahead setup for the Donohue. No matter what I do though, the bike remains stubbornly unphotogenic. I swear it looks alright in real life. Needs a layback post if the short stem is staying, but I think it might be temporary - it was the only one Spatr had left after I broke his other one.

    the bike looks nice, needs better photos though, that turd background isn't helping either :)

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    Is there a link to the explanation please?

    http://www.lfgss.com/thread122558-3.html­

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    It is definitely ISO, what I got right from the start, first buy was campa record 115 mm which worked quite fine with original starfish chainring spacers and dished rear wheel on a conversion. According to an extensive discussion on a google group for a single chainring use these need 110 mm/ 111 mm axle (unfortunately the axle provided from über_grüber wasn't a fit for the older record cups) so I went for a sealed Campa centaur 111mm from sirbikealot - this works fine with starfish spacers, which makes me think this lenght of the axle is a perfect match for a 46mm chainline mavic hubs but not for the 42mm chainline. Conclusion is IMHO opinion that you need a 107mm symmetrical ISO BB for a perfect chainline (this applies if you have same generation starfish cranks I guess).

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    Well, I had the crankset from before, failed 3 times to match it with a BB and paid 40 euro for a matching 130 chainring. I might go for some newer generation DA road cranks cause they seem to pop for decent prices with used road chainrings.. anyway, two more projects to go, so this will stay as it is for moment (+hacked bottle cages and saddle roll).

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    done on a student budget, it is a bit mismatched but I tried to balance it out as much as possible... thanks go to tester for an explanation on Novatech Hubs conversion, über_grüber for sending BB axles twice, sirbikealot for sending the new BB expressly and Philljimpot for the Thomson seatposts.


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    Thanks :) Massive steel, compact geo and filet brazing make it quite special IMHO, not a big fan of the paint job, I guess when there is enough funds it will be getting the mounts for bottle cage and a new paint job with some inspiration from paint porn thread :) more pics of the full build tonight :)

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    When I was racing cotswold league at the turn of the century, Avon Valley Cyclery team (based in Bath) rode those.

    If you phoned them there may be someone still at the shop that knows the history (IIRC they sold them in the shop)

    So, guys from AVC lead me to believe these were made by Kinesis for them. After contacting Kinesis they made clear they never produced steel frames (they however still produce alu RaceliGHt and not Racelite frames). Dom from Kinesis UK says the Racelite frames were sold by Graham Weigh Cycles. After looking at couple of GW frames on forum I established all of them have similiar main triangle (very similiar if not the same to mine) and are branded with Reynold 853. Currently waitting for a response from GW to see if they had anything to do with these frames. This would certainly be a pleasent surprise, especially if it is a Donohue build. Attaching the pic again in the case someone knows something more on this topic. The project is now quite finished, just waitting for nice weather to take couple of nice shots!

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    Are you keeping the same color scheme?

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    I think lots of seatpost showing isn't the problem, but consider the geo your frame has, slack seat post angle and a long seatpost will give you a cosiderable setback position. Maybe get a seatpost long enough and ride as is (to check if it suits your needs) before you start splashing money?
    This will need a long rigid forks to correct for the suspension travel, maybe put all the dimensions in the bikecad to check the geo alternation with the forks you'd like to put on it?

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