Looks extremely nice, but not cheap indeed. Will see, thank you very much for your input, appreciated!
On the other end of the spectrum you get these, which should do the trick - but they won't get you any instagram likes.
Seen the exact same stuff on AliExpress for about 5 EUR incl shipping, but there they claimed it's 7 speed max. Apparently they aren't? I think I'll give these a go, thanks again! It's gonna be for a budget build anyways, so they won't look out of place.
It might be a little funky with some of the modern cable pull ratios.. But I run a Sram X7.2 on 3x9 setup with 6-speed downtube shifters mounted on thumbies and it works even if it shouldn't.
So my guess is you're good to go.
I will be using some oldschool MTB derailleur, Deore DX or similar, so no funky ratios should be involved. :) Thanks!
Lockdown skidder project has finally come together. Had a quick shakedown this morning through the woods and lanes which was as fun as I’d hoped. Awaiting a fancier sprocket and lockring, and a bit of tweaking to do with the saddle and fit.
Has completely achieved what I intended it to do though - slow build through the lockdowns and puts a big smile on my face.
Need to take better pictures once the fit is dialled in.
Love it!!!!!! Those forks are fire.
That's such a happy bike!
New bike is up and running. Needs better photos, summer wheels and an out front mount.
rare instance a fussy "custom bike paint job" looks really great, nice build to pair with it too!
Holy Christ that's nice, I can't stop looking at it. I'd ride that so hard
Yeah I’m usually not keen on paint like that - this just works somehow!
Verry nice bike !
Happy is definitely the word for it!
Worth noting that it’s new to me rather than new. Thanking LFGSS for the excellent response to my wanted ad for a ‘nice steel frame’. Paint is probably a bit more out there than I’d have gone with/could afford but really like it now that its built up
Nicer pictures from when it was new 5 or so years ago https://www.saffronframeworks.com/build/matthews-race-bike/
Has that frame been shelved for the last 5 years ago? If so you're a lucky guy
It’s got a couple of chips here and there but don’t think it’s had a huge amount of use
Love that, nice work.
Second of the new bike days in our house. Columbus SL something or other frame recently refurbed by Bob Jackson. Might need to start a new thread for this one as it’ll probably be 1x with a thumb shifter and I’ve got no clue about anything pre 10 speed
Not sure if the Exit sign is taking me straight to the LLL thread
That is super nice. Congratulations
26 to 700c
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