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Sam_Doman

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Aug 2019

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    Does anyone want to buy my brat?
    Only recent photo I can find, of it looking grubby. Will photograph it properly in due course. I was thinking of putting it up for £7k, but would take £6k for a quick sale if anyone is, or knows someone who is interested.

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    Sold

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    If you know trials bikes, you know this things a real gem, and you'll also know there aren't going to be many left in this condition. As much as this is close to my perfect setup, and I will never be able to replace it, I just don't ride it enough to justify hanging on to it. Spec as follows:

    Frame: Ashton Justice Mk1 (late model. not a single dent or crack in the frame. All original decals, lacquer is peeling a bit in places though. No saddle)

    Fork: Inspired (virtuallty brand new), also includes original Ashton fork, but disc mount is damaged.

    Headset: Hope (original style, to match hubs. some cable rub on bottom cup, slightly rough bearings, but you cant feel it when you're riding the bike)

    Handlebar: Renthal FatBar Carbon 35. High rise(40mm), 760mm wide (in gold, these are only available to sponsored riders, as new condition)

    Stem: Race Face Aeffect 35mm clamp, 90mm reach (as new condition)

    Grips: Inspired

    Front wheel: 32h Hope XC on mavic F219 (axle tapped to M6, with trialtech washers and black titanium bolts)

    Rear wheel: 36h Hope XC on RhynoLIte welded rim. (New pawls and springs. has had one light grind from new, will do a fresh grind at the buyers request. Blue hope qr skewer)

    Cranks; Middleburn RS7 (or RS8, maybe?) black, Isis. With 22t Middleburn Pro trials Bashguard and chainring.

    Pedals: Echo, blue (nice and smooth, all the pins are intact)

    Front brake: Avid BB7 with 203mm roundagon rotor and SD7 lever with Jagwire anti compression outer and cable.

    Rear brake: Magura HS33 (old style) with trialtech clear hose and splitter. Water bled. Tr1als black pads. (TPA doesnt work)

    Bottom Bracket: Unknown Isis (have never had it out the frame, does creak a bit, but nothing too alarming)

    Chain: KMC Z610 HX, 3/32

    Cassette: surly wide base 16t and 18t (chain length means either ratio can be selected and tensioner adjusted accordingly)

    Chain tensioner: Gusset Bachelor

    Rear tyre: Continental Mountain King II 2.4"

    Front tyre: Continental Vertical 2.3"

    I think that covers everything. I'd like £400, but if that's way off the mark, make me an offer.
    Not online very often, so text me on 07756015100 if you're interested. Happy to organise postage with the buyer, or collection from Woodbridge area, Suffolk.

    Thanks,
    Sam

    Or, if someone really wants it, I can deliver to London this weekend for a discounted price, for a quick sale.

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    Following on from my post on previous page: The dinghy is getting there now. Starting to get some base coats of paint on the interior. Glass sheathed, hollow, wooden mast and tapered carbon fibre boom and yard have been made. My sailmaker friend is busy making a 120 sq ft balanced lug sail, of my design, at the momebt. Made a laminated tiller and rudder stock too, which I just received a set of fancy bronze pintles and gudgeons for, so that can be finished now too.
    Hoping to have the hull completed by the end of the week; painted and woodwork finished, ready to varnish. It looks kind of weird at the moment, in two tone grey, without all the iroko trims fitted. Was planning on finishing her by the end of the month, but i never have beem very good with time constraints. Will post finished pics soon.

    In related news: I've been speaking to a factory that make fibreglass lorry fairings. The quality if their work is excellent, and they are going to laminate the first batch of hulls from my mold quite soon. Available initially as bare hulls, if anyone might be interested. Future plan is to make some patterns, to make the tooling, so the buoyancy chambers can be molded into the hulls directly (this is a prototype, with plywood tanks).

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    I really like that. Are you making these to sell? How strong are those joins/ what glue do you use?
    Edit: is it 12mm board and could it be made in plywood?

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    And a few shots of the first hull.
    I'll post again when it's finished...
    if you know anyone who might interested in a project; fitting out their own boat, get in touch.

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    Among other curent projects is this one: Took a mold from an really pretty 14ft barges boat, have made the first hull, and am currently fitting it out. I really wanted to retain as much of the detail as possible, so spent about 2 weeks stripping and fairing the hull, before polishing and waxing. This means the grain of the wood and the nail heads all show through.
    First attempt at making a split mold, or any single molding anywhere near this big. Pretty happy with how It's turned out.
    Just started fitting out the first hull, which will be rigged with a balanced lugasail, as a low maintenance sailing dinghy for my dad. Going to start making the hulls to sell, with a set of templates and instructions/ guide lines for diy fitout.

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