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    1992 Chas Roberts D.O.G.S B.O.L.X

    thought id show my latest bike, its a retro frame and parts/with a touch of modern, to make it more useable for what i wanted from the bike.

    nice white industries single speed cog and a BMX chain



    there to work with these.......white industries front and rear hubs/ENO hub rear





    stronglight single speed chainring bolts and a NOS zoom stem



    ritchey foam grips and fresh tubes..and haribo sweets, yum!

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    2014 cannondale badboy 9
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    NOS ritchey tires
    NOS ritchey saddle
    27mm/400mm seatpost

    wasted no time in getting the tires and seat mounted, and also stripped the M900 crank for the 34t ring to go on when that gets here.



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    :P 34t ring looks ok!



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    anyway, heres whats been done so far, just needs cables and a few set up adjustments. size is fine thankfully. cant wait to ride it outside of the garden!





















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    I was going to say you'll probably want to bolt the chainring on the inboard side of the crank, but I guess you got my mental e-mail.... Cool looking bike, nice wheels. Never heard of a Roberts before.
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    Roberts is from the UK. Saw his work in 1990 and it's ultra sweet. Would love to ride one. Looks steep and fast w/ a high bb. Could be a lot of fun.

    edit: bontrager influence in the back w/ chris chance influence up front.

    edit2: i don't get the brit love for zoom components but..
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    edit2: i don't get the brit love for zoom components but..
    It's a fast name?
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    edit: bontrager influence in the back w/ chris chance influence up front.
    Not sure I see the Chance influence up front...
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassie Devil
    Not sure I see the Chance influence up front...
    The fork?
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    The fork?
    Yes they are both one inch steel forks but I think its stretching things a little to say that the Roberts fork was influenced by a Chance fork.
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    Nice looking bike! (I almost didn't scroll past the picture of the package of chainring bolts though.)
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    I had a Roberts in the early nineties,nice frames and Chas Roberts still makes them today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassie Devil
    Not sure I see the Chance influence up front...
    i submit evidence #1
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    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman
    anyway, heres whats been done so far, just needs cables and a few set up adjustments. size is fine thankfully. cant wait to ride it outside of the garden!

    Not very known here in the US, but thats a neat lookin' bike. I'd like to try one to see how they ride.

    IMHO, I think it deserves better than the Zoom stem. Ritchey Force stem and seatpost would complement the bars. Other than that, good stuff. I dig the green rims too...not a color (colour ) used too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Not very known here in the US, but thats a neat lookin' bike. I'd like to try one to see how they ride.

    IMHO, I think it deserves better than the Zoom stem. Ritchey Force stem and seatpost would complement the bars. Other than that, good stuff. I dig the green rims too...not a color (colour ) used too often.
    yup. nice wheels.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Agreed on the Zoom-- also didn't think I'd like the green but it came out really nicely. The black/white is cool.

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    Looks good. Couldn't handle the riding position in my old age though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    i submit evidence #1
    yes superficially they look similar but if you put the Roberts fork next to a Yo Eddy fork they are fairly different too. Anyway we can agree to disagree on whether one was dirrectly influenced by the other or whether a similar fork predates them both...

    Back to the D.O.G.S.B.O.L.X. I love mine and actually prefer the ride to my Yo Eddys but that's just me
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Not very known here in the US, but thats a neat lookin' bike. I'd like to try one to see how they ride.

    IMHO, I think it deserves better than the Zoom stem. Ritchey Force stem and seatpost would complement the bars. Other than that, good stuff. I dig the green rims too...not a color (colour ) used too often.
    A Roberts stem in black would be the best stem for the bike (the stem colour normally matched the fork leg/rear), but finding one could be an issue, although Roberts can still make a period piece if money is no option.
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassie Devil
    yes superficially they look similar but if you put the Roberts fork next to a Yo Eddy fork they are fairly different too. Anyway we can agree to disagree on whether one was dirrectly influenced by the other or whether a similar fork predates them both...

    Back to the D.O.G.S.B.O.L.X. I love mine and actually prefer the ride to my Yo Eddys but that's just me
    The ones i've seen in 1990 were ultra sweet lust inducing sexy stuff..
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    rides ok, the stem and post too are cheap parts i bought for sizing purposes...if i can find a nice stem the same rise and length i will get one!
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    Does Dog's Bollocks have the same meaning in the US as in Britain?

    Chas Roberts has always been generally recognised as the leading frame builder in Britain, so a fillet-brazed Columbus Max frame from him is kind of the dog's bollocks, hence the immodest name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman
    rides ok, the stem and post too are cheap parts i bought for sizing purposes...if i can find a nice stem the same rise and length i will get one!
    imho.. get Syncros for post and stem. a 130mm syncros (15) quilled stem w/ a nice titanium bars would be cool as it needs to be.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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