I'd be happy with one of any of the above. Epic.
(retires from bike game immediately, as it's just not fair anymore...)
@veLLo I think I've asked to buy that at least once many moons ago ;)
I still really want to get my hands on the MBK Super Record HPF model. That's really been the target but this model will have to do until then.
@poorman I still don't have any decent photos, ones that catch the paint properly, but there's some pics here
Quite the quiver !! I’ve got a BNIB rs4 front hub for sale in 28h QR silver if you’re after one 👍
Indeed that rings a bell now!
J'ai hâte de voir le Mercian avec les gardes boue !
Anyone got a 26.2mm seatpost in London I could buy off them today?
Helping my mate out with a seatpost that won't go down further than min insertion annoyingly. and yes I have tried 26.0mm with no success :-(
Rat bikes are the Best bikes
This aint no rat. Except for that crooked chainlink.
new seatpost : )
Finally finished the Vitus 979 (had some headset trouble, now fixed with a heavy short-stack Tange upper, kept the Stronglight lower though). Can't seem to get the cranks to stay tight though, I adjust the BB so there's no play but in a few km they're wobbling again. Perhaps I'm not tightening the lockring hard enough, it's a Campagnolo one with the adjustable nds cup.
Spectacular build! Strange about that bb trouble though.. Hope you get it sorted and get to make some nice long loops around that good looking city.
Beautiful 979, in a rare white.
Thanks guys :)
After some forum searching I think I've solved the BB problem already. Turns out the bearings in the BB were the wrong size, so I swapped in some ones from another Campag BB I had and it was really easy to adjust. The previous ones had had the spindle turning more on the cage than the bearings themselves.
Lobbed some surly forks and mudguards on the dad biek my rc31 forks came from for the Raleigh, up-thread. Boom - SS tourer (ish). Went ok on a test ride into town. Still undecided though. (NDS fail)
Stacks above and below the stem are ugly though. Functional...
beautiful bike, is the BB italian threaded? if so, it requires about 70 nm torque to not unscrew, had the same issue earlier this year.
What make is the frame? I really dig the colour. Would you know if it is a RAL code?
It's a Dialled Bikes Love/Hate in Olive Green (bought on here years ago). Don't know the RAL code, I'm afraid.
Bit of blue loctite on the drive-side cup & you’re golden in my experience.
It is indeed, did up the drive side as tight as I could and put a small mark so I can see if it moves.
Ta! I'll find out
What's my bet option for a 16t SS freewheel for a 1/8" chain? In the sub £40 category?
The Shimano SF-MX30 looks good quality but it appears to be 3/32" only. I know I can chuck a 1/8" chain on it (have done in the past) but is there a downside to doing that?
1/8” chain on 3/32” cog is completely fine.
Trial bike freewheels are often better-made and have much higher points of engagement and buzz, if you’re into that kind of thing: https://www.tartybikes.co.uk/screw_on_freewheels/c16.html
Thanks my dude.
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