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    Syncros

    There has always been a certain desire to have something syncros... atleast for me. do you have any out of the ordinary syncros parts or even the common (not so common parts)? lets see some pics

    ill start off.., see anything out of the ordinary with these?
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    maybe attaching the pics would help
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    I liked my Syncros forks. Stiff. I dig Revolution cranks too.



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    very nice - look how clean them rings are .. mmmm revolutions
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    I remember when one of my old riding buddies moved to Van to work at Syncros. Ah, the good ol days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiverDC
    There has always been a certain desire to have something syncros... atleast for me. do you have any out of the ordinary syncros parts or even the common (not so common parts)? lets see some pics

    ill start off.., see anything out of the ordinary with these?
    Fender bosses?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    I have a pair of bead-blasted cranks and bar ends. Did the bead-blasting in the machine shop of where I used to work. They had a large shop with lots of knowledge when I had questions.

    The bar ends are the most comfortable and functional of any that I've run across. There were two versions of the Steerhorns, these were V2.0 (V1.0 had an expander wedge to hold them in place). Also included a picture of my Revolutions. Have V1.0 and V2.0 of them also.

    Third is a picture of the Ti crank bolts/extractors, Crank-o-Matics.
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    Well, nothing out of the ordinary, just some Revolution cranksets.

    One mountain:



    One road:



    Maybe somewhat less common, here's some 10th Anniversary Syncros Near Net Forged cranks I had:


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    No photos of the early Syncros stems yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    No photos of the early Syncros stems yet?
    Here, I found a photo of mine

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/misc/misc056.jpg">

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    Here, I found a photo of mine
    Nice Ringle stem.
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    Only stem shot I have:



    Early bars:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Nice Ringle stem.
    Haha, whoops. Copied the wrong image. I'm so ashamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Fender bosses?
    To go with the Syncros fenders. I miss those, lots of people had them on their bikes around Vancouver back in the days

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    Syncros Ti bars, forgot about those.
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    Syncros looks awesome on some bikes and terrible on others. A Ritchey, Bontrager, Ibis, Merlin.. w/a Syncros crank ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin
    Syncros Ti bars, forgot about those.
    That is a SWEET stem. (American if I'm not mistaken.) I sold one BITD to buy a crappy Litespeed ti one that turned out to flex like a noodle. I really wish I still had that stem.

    I always wanted a Syncos front hub. The fluted one - I just really thought it was a nice looking hub. It was one of the early thick axled hubs for front suspension. I never got around to buying one, and I've never seen one since then in good enough shape to bother with. (I'm pretty picky about the condition of wheel parts that I'll bother to build a wheel with. Paying retail for spokes has made me very choosy.)
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Had one of the hubs at one point. The color was a bit of a mystery. It wasn't black or silver, it kinda looked like a smoke finish.
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    Found hung up overhead at the LBS with the rest of the wheels covered in 15 years of dust.


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    That is indeed an American stem. I will be taking photos of the bike any day now (soon as the snow clears, almost all gone and we got 6" today) and will be showing it all off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    Had one of the hubs at one point. The color was a bit of a mystery. It wasn't black or silver, it kinda looked like a smoke finish.
    That's the one. I saw them in black (with white logo) and silver (with black logo), so yours probably was intended to be {smoke/pewter/ti/grey/gunmetal}.

    The flutes remind me of the Super Record road seatposts that were *the* post to run on your road bike during my formative years.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    What?

    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    Syncros looks awesome on some bikes and terrible on others. A Ritchey, Bontrager, Ibis, Merlin.. w/a Syncros crank ?
    Come on now, does this look bad?

    <a href="http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/?action=view&amp;current=SDC10136-Copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/SDC10136-Copy.jpg" border="0" alt="95 Ibis Mojo Team"></a>

    I did change the fork out for a straight blade BTW.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proto2000
    Come on now, does this look bad?

    <a href="http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/?action=view&amp;current=SDC10136-Copy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/Bike%20Shots%202/SDC10136-Copy.jpg" border="0" alt="95 Ibis Mojo Team"></a>

    I did change the fork out for a straight blade BTW.

    the steel revolution cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Fender bosses?
    yupp, kind of odd and sad to a degree - also, the silver drop outs are a bit off, most that i have seen are all black
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    Here's some Syncros trivia. I'm from Vancouver, and knew Pippin and Peter when they were mechanics at West Point Cycles in Kitsilano, on the west side of town. One day in 1985, Pippin showed me a seatpost he had made. Its design was along the lines of the Token and Woodman seatposts we see today.

    West Point was always a good, hard-core bike shop. Back then, it was run by cyclocross champion Jacob Heilbron, and home for the first Ritchey, Breezer, and Klein bikes that were sold in Canada.

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    Then I agree Colker1. Fat cranks belong on big tube frames.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Is the "r" silent in syncros? I was watching the new Sea Otter vid for the Syncros booth and I noticed the rep was not enunciating the "r".

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    Can I ask a question please?

    I've always been a massive Syncros fan and always had the seatpost and fixed forks on my M2, however had always lusted after one of those super-beefy Cattleprod stems.

    Got myself one sourced on Ebay and whipped off the Control Stem that I had had on my bike and Cattleprod on. The only problem is, that the Ritchey WCS Pro (gold) bars that I have (and were fine in the Control Stem) seem to flex a lot in the Syncros stem.

    My cattleprod is one of those with the hinged (silver) flap on the front which enables the bars to be put in / out quickly and easily and I would have thought that this would have accepted most sized bars - but as I write this, wondered if the stem was only designed to accept the oversize 31.8mm bars?

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    ohhh man I love seeing Syncros goodies!

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    Additional Syncros Forks

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    ohhh man I love seeing Syncros goodies!
    Have just uploaded some addtional pics of the Syncros forks into my gallery - especially for you!

    Note: No nasty fender mounts like I've seen on some US forks!!

    PS - does anyone know about the Syncros Cattleprod / Ritchey Bar Combo?

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    Very nice, I'm looking for an old Syncros powerlite for my old Altitude frame, Great looking bike by the way!

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    one piece ritchey/Syncros bar combo? If so, sounds amazing, never seen one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kailas View Post
    one piece ritchey/Syncros bar combo? If so, sounds amazing, never seen one..
    No, they're not one piece - but that's the problem. When I had the Control Stem installed with the Ritchey WCS bar it felt pretty stiff and solid.

    Same bar with the Cattleprod feels much more flexible... That's my question - should the bar and stem go together? Or should I be fitting a fatter bar in this particular stem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kailas View Post
    Very nice, I'm looking for an old Syncros powerlite for my old Altitude frame, Great looking bike by the way!
    Thx - Cool, a tri-colour Klein Attitude? Always lusted over one of those when I was racing... never saw anyone here in the UK actually risk smashing one up in a race though!

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    Syncros was pronounced with the r. I think Pip got the name from a King Sunny Ade album/song called Syncro System. I worked with Pippin at West Point and in fact lived with him and Jacob H for a short period of time too. I still ski in Superfeet cork foot beds custom moulded for my feet by Peter Hamilton when he worked at Skyline.

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