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Jay75

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Mar 2021
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    Me too! I see some of that stuff over here in Germany but way too expensive for me. I’d really like to find one of the original bullseye cranks that yeti spec’d.
    Put some parts on a Marin today too, nothing retro except for the seat and Amp fork. Shame it’s too small but interesting design.

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    Got some beat up kooka cranks and some tech lite levers for cheap for my Yeti.

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    I’m planning on keeping them for an all black Kirk build, but if I get lazy I’ll hit you up lad

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    Found so many problems over the last month but it’s coming together slowly, got the electrics sorted, new blaupunkt Bremen stereo and alarm system installed. Had a lot of problems with the gearbox, radiator, a fair few leaks in the engine and air suspension and steering box was on the way out. Tried to make it as solid and useable as possible but it’s a long road ahead. Switched tires to something beefier too and found some overfinch clear light covers on ebay. Gonna bite the bullet and order some of the Rostyle wheels for that older classic 2 door look along with some older decals.

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    Picked this up the other day, parts are pretty shot but have some modern bits in the parts bin that should work for a cheap build

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    I noticed last year they started charging ridiculous prices. 75k for Mosers training bike was a tad higher than I expected. I reckon their overheads are pretty high, the cafe part of their shop was rammed out at lunchtimes and they also opened another cafe (I looked at the same space but rent was too high) right before Covid lockdown. I tried to buy a Coca Cola water bottle of them last summer one of the free ones they throw out at the Tour de France, they wanted 100€ but there’s folk out there that will pay that so the market for them is there. And when they do buy second hand stuff off the public they’re looking for a huge markup. It’s a lovely shop to visit and they used to do a flea market once in a while. Velociao is the go to store over here in Berlin for classic stuff and restaurations, they don’t really advertise what they have anymore but the owner Robert is always helpful for certain bits etc. There’s a member here who works for steelvintage I think @Sig_Arlecchino he might have some info, overall fairplay to them for making a passion into a business. I’ve seen the same thing with the vinyl record business over the last year some folk will pay crazy prices so the market however niche explains the markups

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    Managed to finally lace up a pair of surly singlespeed hubs for my 1fg. Bought a 16t halo clickster from an lbs, wanted to try a white industries but they only had 18t. They’re a lot heavier than the Chris kings but nice solid wheels.
    Then switched the tires to some Continental cross country’s in 1.5” on my Franck Roman. Really transformed the ride compared to the Maxxis Larsen TT in 2”, I used to use cross countries every winter in the 90’s and was happy to find a pair for cheap forgot how quick they feel. Next step is to switch the brakes to some old xt or ritchey cantis I found in the shed.

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    I’ve already found a few 🤣. Pretty lucky though as it only had one owner from new a dentist who collects cars, came with a full service history, bought in Germany in 1993 but lived in Marbella and garaged. I looked at some really shite ones over the last few months and luckily stumbled onto this one by chance

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    I’m in Berlin so it’s not a classic yet until it hits 30yrs. The last 3 years we’ve been leasing, the cost was between 2-3k€ a month for an autobiography and I reckon avg 4K a year service cost. Just got sick of all the electrical stuff playing up all the time. I have a feeling they might lease an audi r4 or something for running around the city if the rangey doesn’t work out. Drives like a boat but loving it atm and don’t get as many dirty looks!!

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    The fork has 3 settings, 100mm, 120 and 140. I was running it 140mm on my San Andreas but on the lobster it felt best at 120mm. Tried a rigid before Xmas (see pic) but just didn’t feel right off road. The pics above are at the 140mm setting

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