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Alban

Member since Oct 2019 • Last active Nov 2020
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    And I knocked up the muddy fox quickly too. The cranks are nasty but I wanna use them on something. I bought a new headset only to discover the frame uses the rarer 1” JIS standard, rather than a regular 1” headset.

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    Both very nice thank you. What year are they? They obviously changed the decals but not the fork design at some point.

    Made a little progress on it. Needs a new headset fitted.

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    4th on the Maxxis if I may? Can collect

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    Next up, a British made Saracen Tufftrax from 1989 for my brother. Completely original and mint condition. Minimal upgrades for this one overall.

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    Then there's this Muddy Fox Pathfinder that I'm doing for my cousin. He got super into the one that @Frerman did a few months ago, so it's going to end up a pretty close copy of that one (sorry pal - hope you take it as a compliment!), even down to the yellow cables.

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    Thanks for the comments! Been a bit lax on here lately, but got a few projects on the go.

    First up is this 1992 Giant Escaper. Absolutely no need for it whatsoever. I'm super into the forks. Gonna build it up with retro parts, 3x8 XT, nice mavic wheels and swept back bars. Obviously tan wall tyres.

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    Thanks. He did that, they said bend it with a mech alignment tool, no heat needed. Just a bit tougher to do than steel. Requires more force and springs back a bit more.

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    Here's one for ya. A mate has bought a ti frame and the mech hanger is slightly bent (see pics). If it was steel obviously it would bend back without an issue. Aluminium wouldn't be worth the risk.

    Question is, can you bend titanium back without needing to heat treat it afterwards? Google suggests maybe nae. Or that is needs an hour @ 450'C or something.

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