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    Brodie Thread

    Since there wasn't a Brodie photo thread I figured it was time to start one.

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    Agamemmnon's, Dawgprimo's & sebastian73's Brodie Expressos

    Old Brodies and Toads

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    Here is a link to my bike in teh vintage forum. A few others are pictured also.

    1988 Brodie Climbmax

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    Brodie made cool forks, too.

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    Very nice old Brodie Romax featured in
    this thread, from back when a Romax was an mtb, not a cx bike.
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    Great bikes!!!!
    I won't ever part with my expresso.
    (Considering it is a custom frame..........done in BC.)
    Unfortunately I don't ride it as much as I should


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    here's a unibomber

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Since there wasn't a Brodie photo thread I figured it was time to start one.
    I have since sold it - the best handling bike I have owned - if only it were steel....
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    all brodie rule. they make stronge relyable bikes.and they take a beatting

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    1 Ball

    Just finished up the build of a Brodie 1 Ball complete with a Rohloff Speedhub, it's about to get it's first taste of dirt today. Their standard custom paint program is a pretty cool feature for the $100 CDN extra over the cost of the frame.
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    Brodie Sovereign

    Here she is! Just added to my collection.

    I have always wanted one of these and I was so lucky to finally land one. Awesome bike!
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    Anybody know the year of my Expresso?

    Check out my converted SS ride. Anybody know any details? What year, what kind of tubing? How many did they make, seems pretty rare, I can't find too much on it by Googling. Anyone know what its worth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by discoboy
    What year, what kind of tubing? Anyone know what its worth?
    That is a 1996 or 97, based on the cable guides (no noodle around the seat tube; cables under top tube). The eXpresso replaced the Catalyst model in '95. It's made out of "Brodie Select" tubing, which is essentially Tange Prestige. New it cost a grand or 1200. This bike was made at the tail end of Brodie's peak period for steel hardtails, which was 88-96ish. It's a really good bike.
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    Thanks for the info, it actually does have the seat tube noodle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discoboy
    Thanks for the info, it actually does have the seat tube noodle.
    Hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like the revised noodle, which is U-shaped rather than an enclosed, O-shape tube. The U-shape allows you to lay the cable on it, rather than feeding it through.

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    Whiplash rear cable routing

    I pretty sure that is a 1996. My 1996 Sovereign has a similar brake noodle. The 1996 Brodie catalog refers to it as the "whiplash" rear cable routing
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    1997 Brodie Sovereign axle to crown length?

    I have a 1997 Brodie Sovereign that I have turned into a single speed. The fork that came with it is a rigid fork but it has never felt right. I suspect the axle to crown is wrong. Does anybody know what size of fork this bike was designed for?

    I have tried emailing Brodie but they have never answered my emails and by reading some of the threads above it seems there are many knowledgeable Brodie owners out there who could probably help.

    Blakcloud.

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    a 1997 Brodie Sovereign will have been suspension corrected for a ~65 mm fork like a judy sl. You can ride an older, "non-corrected" fork, but it will handle a little fast. Not a huge deal. If it bugs you, get a suspension corrected riding fork from Vicious, Spicer, Kona, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign
    a 1997 Brodie Sovereign will have been suspension corrected for a ~65 mm fork like a judy sl. You can ride an older, "non-corrected" fork, but it will handle a little fast. Not a huge deal. If it bugs you, get a suspension corrected riding fork from Vicious, Spicer, Kona, etc.
    Hey GS,

    Great thead here, got me thinking about my old 1994 Sovereign so I've just pulled it out of the basement for a resurrection. It needs a new fork, so I was wondering if one with 100mm of travelwould work alright on this era of bike, or is it worth tracking down a shorter travel fork (80mm?)

    Cheers

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    Your '94 would be better suited to an 80. I'm pretty sure a lot of the newest Marzocchi forks can be set for 80mm. That would be really sweet. Amazing frame. Please post a pic!

    G

    edit: meant '94, not '04
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    Sovereign year?

    Hi,

    I bought last year a Sovereign frame and I was wondering about the year. I'm sorry I don't picture, I don't have a digital camera yet.

    What strange is it's looks like it a mixed year feature frame!
    It has straight stays and O shape canti noodle like a -1994 but is has a seatpost collar like the 1995+??? The seller don't know the exact year but assured me the paint and decals are originals. It is very dark blue-purple metallic with Dupont Emron with the older single letter decals.

    I builded it with a Marzocchi 2002 Atom Race 80mm and
    I think it is just a liitle bit too high up front. Right now I put a rigid Kona P2 2005 fork for winter riding and it is ok. Maybe a 70mm fork will do the best?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kona1
    What strange is it's looks like it a mixed year feature frame!
    It definitely could be. That's the beauty of a smaller company not restricted to assembly line production: things can change quickly. A 94 or 95 will be fine wiht either a P2 or a 60-70mm fork. Anything more will bump up the front end a lot. That bike absolutely flies with a rigid fork on it. Enjoy, and get us a picture!
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    What's it worth 97 Brodie Sovereign frame?

    I think I would like to sell my 1997 Brodie Sovereign frame with headset and bottom bracket. Does anybody have an idea of what is worth?

    It has been repainted and as I have posted before instead of Brodie decals I had it painted on instead. Normal scratches but no dings etc.

    I was thinking around $150.00, do you think I can get that?

    Blakcloud

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakcloud
    do you think I can get that?
    What is the size?
    Pop an $2 ad on the the Classifieds here, make it $152 to offset the "expense" and it will sell in a hurry.
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    My 03' Brodie Brute

    Here's what will soon be my main ride. It's a 03' Brodie Brute frame.

    (Sorry for the bad picture)


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