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    Trimble 'Rasta'...........put your shades on

    Hi from the UK

    Bought myself a new project last year, ever since I saw the moonhead trimble I have always wanted one for myself so I set about trying to save up my pennies for the next one that came along and to my suprise I got one

    was in quite a state when I got it, bit of a home paint job so it had to go away to france for new paint.

    I was quite used to traditional - simple paint jobs but since this was an unusual frame I thought I would go for something a little different....................Rasta was my first thought







    this is Kris BTW, painting on the stripes - stayed up all night apparently



    I had hoarded quite a few red bits for a future fat chance project that never came along so they seemed perfect for this .

    Trimble inverse 4 frame..........early fatter lower seat tube area ? any info appreciated.
    Trimble roo bar combo............as made by brents brother
    Marzocchi Z5 fork
    Chris king gripnut headset
    Onza ules grips
    XT rear mech
    XT thumbies
    XT front mech............custom jubilee clip jobbie
    Hope hubs
    Sunrace 7 spd screw on freewheel
    Sun Ringle CR18 red rims..................to match the hubs of course
    Panaracer magic tyres
    Ritchey skewers
    Rockwerks brake levers..................................tektro really but they are light and cool
    Control tech front canti's......................so easy to set up
    Revenge industries U-brake......................again really easy to set up
    Kooka Rasta forged cranks with middleburn & sugino rings..............perfect for this build
    XT chain
    Suntour XC seat post
    Turbo leather saddle
    Acor seat clamp

    Ok , before you all start - its not a period correct build , it was never really intended to be, more of a 'celebration' of colour .







    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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    front mech, rear mech? damn brits...
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    Nice, mon

    Trimbles are not my thing but that looks sweet.
    Actually I abhor cycling- I just like wearing tight shorts

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    front mech, rear mech? damn brits...
    proper bit of kit
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    Great attention to detail. Looks like quite a journey.

    How long to finish it from start to end?
    -eric-

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    front mech, rear mech? damn brits...


    Ok,OK,OK derailleur - happy ? tsk


    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Great attention to detail. Looks like quite a journey.

    How long to finish it from start to end?
    bought it last year in september off ebay, you know - the guy who had four of them and two roobars ! , took 3 months to arrive in the UK since the guy charged $100 for $35 for snail mail shipping, I actually had written it off as either lost or I had been conned.

    Got the last piece, the top tube cable guide from one of the retrobike members (who kindly made one up for me) last weekend so I guess that makes it about 10 months.

    Kinda chuffed with it really, thought it was too big for me at first but it is actually quite a comfortable size.

    could really do with a rasta pauls front and rear mechs ooh sorry, I mean't derailleurs , but I aint that rich so I will be happy with the deore XT stuff - at least it works
    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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    Wow! Very nice. I like the rasta a lot.

    I have a Trimble frame sitting around waiting for something to happen to it. Your pics encourage me to start thinking about it.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Wow! Very nice. I like the rasta a lot.

    I have a Trimble frame sitting around waiting for something to happen to it. Your pics encourage me to start thinking about it.
    what sort you got ? inverse 4 or cross ?
    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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    Man that IS nice, and your painter has a Rasta-themed hat too!
    Hard core!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrobikeguy
    what sort you got ? inverse 4 or cross ?
    Mine is an Inverse 4. The cable routing on mine is a bit odd on mine with all of the cables having internal routing.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Big up yuhself mi yout !!!

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    very nice color matchup with the Kookas, great planning ! I like it ALOT!!!!!!
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    WOW! That's pretty!
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    wanted: TA Chainrings, FUNK Big Fork, Bullseye Cranks 176mm,

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    Awesome!!

    That is one great looking Trimble. Love the details, especially, the crank.

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    One thing the Trimbles are good for when painting is they have a much larger 'canvas' upon which you can develop a pattern. Think of a steel bike with thinner tubes. Fades are great but stripes wouldn't work as well as we see here. Seems like the painter made the most of that.

    'Guin

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    very cool and wild. great job
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    Hate to be a Negative Nancy, but I think it looked better without the strips. Still looks awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    Hate to be a Negative Nancy, but I think it looked better without the strips. Still looks awesome!
    I can see where your at, It did look cool even at that stage - but I really wanted the stripes
    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Wow! Very nice. I like the rasta a lot.

    I have a Trimble frame sitting around waiting for something to happen to it. Your pics encourage me to start thinking about it.
    me too. needs a crack repair though. need to start hoarding parts. one day...

    oh - nice work, rbg!


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    this is way cooler than a Fat Chance (and i love Fats!)!!!
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    Thanks for the kind words chaps,

    Wasn't quite sure how it would be taken with it been a non period correct build, but like I say - just wanted to try something different with anodised bits and bobs, something I wouldn't normally do.

    Does anyone know the timeline for trimble, and how many versions they made ?

    Cheers again guys

    (would still like a fat one day, even if it isn't as cool )
    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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