Picked this frame up from the classified section.
Progress so far...!
Some mavic ceramic wheels are heading from Deutschland for this build, black flite, black seatpost, black tyres. Black
Great start - this is going to be ace
Would cost £££ but Avid Ultimate V brakes or fluro HS33 would suit this I reckon
I want do this with minimal £ if possible. I have a pair of these that should work and look pretty good
Fair enough, those DXs look good. Nice you’ve got callipers and levers.
I need some advice on a 1 x 10 group set. Wheels have shimano 8/9/10 hubs so wondered what I need to consider/ which not too pricey group people would recommend??
You should surely be able to pick up a heavily reduced 10speed Shimano drivetrain/mini group. SLX or ZEE will probably be available on good deals
I’ll have a good condition 175mm pair of RaceFace Aeffect cranks these with a 30t chainring in a week or two that you could have for £50posted if you’re interested?
Match it with this:
Fuck knows what’s going on with that link but it works
Bb threads on the drive side are really dodgy after a bit of grief getting out the bb.
I need to try and find someone to chase the threads (is that the correct term?) to see if a new bb will go in..I might ask Curtis bikes locally to take a look
It's a relatively specialised workshop that has tooling suitable for cutting / chasing threads in Titanium. Most workshops will have hardened steel tooling which isn't hard enough to cut through Ti.
Good luck in your pursuit!
The main tubes are titanium - the bb is steel (clear to see when you see how much rust is in it! )
I had road version about 5 years ago from 1990, that still had the original BB, heating up the shell worked for me with a hair dryer, but I don't think the bike had ever been ridden.
The bb is properly f***ed on this , rust / plastic stuck and gouges. My options currently are either one of these... !
What about gluing a threadless bb in? (Like the Mavic ‘fixe’ Bb)
(Dibs etc, and the ceramic wheels!)
Ah! I’ll do some research into those bb’s.
If you want the frame for less than I paid for it send me a pm ;)
I've got one of those Mavic BBs it's the 610
You're welcome to it.
I'll dig it out tomorrow and confirm axle length.
It's a square iso taper
That’d be great - thanks
Isnt there more then one Titanium builder in UK? Also, I kind of think that normal tool would do it, as you said u r just chasing the thread and not cutting it and hardened steel tools should be harder then titanium (random google of hrc scales).. good luck
Useful info on the 610 BB...
It would appear that specialist tools are required for mounting it.
You have got also the Oxford option (http://www.oxfordproducts.com/bicycle/brands/oxford/bottom_brackets/bottom_bracket_sealed_cartridge_68mm_threadless/).
Bought on french website mentioning that there is no need on adding a chamfer to the frame, installed it without a chamfer, had no problem. Worth checking with oxford if it does in fact require chamfer though
I have an Acor threadless that you can have (forum donation?) if you want to try one out. Like the Oxford in the link above, there’s a chamfer that suggests the BB shell needs to be prepared to fit - but you could install it as-is (and maybe thread lock the hell out of it).
I have a Dyna-tech (not this model) and the rear triangle and BB shell are steel, not titanium. Re-cutting should be doable by any LBS : )
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