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    Retro dog with new tec tricks!

    I had a project bike last year. The chrome retrotec (photo 1). Sweet bike, the object of many Ebay scams!!!!

    Here was the problem, I never rode it. I just liked looking at it. It was heavy at 28 lbs, the saddle hurt on bumpy trails, the bars were a bit high. I always ended up with my orange steelman SS with F80x fork.

    So new project, project light! The finished product is below. It's 21.4 lbs, flies up the hills and corners like it's on rails. Fremont Older is 1 mile from my house so this bike's going to see a lot of action there!!

    Only the tires were untouched!
    photo 2 - new rigid bike
    photo 3 - Maxm bar
    photo 4 - carbon rail aliante.

    francois

    p.s. Profile cranks and Brooks saddle on sale at the classifieds.
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    What do you think about painting the fork either off-white or burgundy to match the frame, to complete the look?

    Glad you're enjoying it (finally).

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    Nice, very nice.....

    <Homer Simpson> Drooooool...... so light..... so nimble.....</Homer>


    Me thinks Curtis will be proud.

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    Very nice, like the retro look.

    1 mile from Fremont Older? I'm jealous, I have to park in the dang lot, hoping not to get dinged by a golf ball... Although, I'm 1 mile from the Stanford loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    What do you think about painting the fork either off-white or burgundy to match the frame, to complete the look?

    Glad you're enjoying it (finally).
    Great idea!!!! I might even do that myself. It's one of those $50 dimension forks so worth the experiment.

    francois

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    <Homer Simpson> Drooooool...... so light..... so nimble.....</Homer>


    Me thinks Curtis will be proud.

    Ken
    I think he will appreciate. He always knocked my 3 lb cranks! Curtis is such a hammerhead he likes his cruisers to make their way up the race field.

    francois

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    Where can I get the new coloured MTBR stickers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    Where can I get the new coloured MTBR stickers?
    Limited edition... I sent Terminaut the last 2! I'll make some more colors on the next run.

    francois

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    I've said it once, I'll say it again... That bike is HOT, HOT, HOT!

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    Nice!

    That bike is SWEEEEET!

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    Paint that fugly fork!

    I looked for your parts in classifieds, but no luck. Sold mayhap?

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    Hmmmmm.

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Limited edition... I sent Terminaut the last 2! I'll make some more colors on the next run.

    francois
    Make some MTBR head tube badges while yer at it.

    I have one of them silver MTBR stickers on my Enduro (thanks, Fast Ed). It's worth more than the bike!

    Nice ride, btw. Get a B.O.B. trailer in the same paint scheme and tow it around.

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    nice

    got to love that top tube and all the curves.. looks good

    scott

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    now i bet someone's gonna sell it on ebay for like 100 bucks.

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    No. It will be $1, No Reserve, No Feedback.
    Verrrrrry sweeeeet bike.
    How come you guys in the US have all the best toys????

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    Retro......nice.....

    The bike came out very clean and looks like a million. Hope to bump into you some day on a local trail.

    JS - Fremont, CA
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    Bars & Hubs

    That thing is sick!
    Question: What were the old bars in photo #1?
    What hubs on the new set-up (photo #2)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurl
    That thing is sick!
    Question: What were the old bars in photo #1?
    What hubs on the new set-up (photo #2)?

    Ray Charles: R.I.P.
    The bars in the old photo are Azonic Double Wall riser bars. Great bars... now on my freeride bike.

    The new hubs are American Classics. They have new rims that are 350 grams and that whole wheelset it built by them. Crazy light but I've really good experiences with their stuff.

    francois

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    I had a project bike last year. The chrome retrotec (photo 1). Sweet bike, the object of many Ebay scams!!!!

    Here was the problem, I never rode it. I just liked looking at it. It was heavy at 28 lbs, the saddle hurt on bumpy trails, the bars were a bit high. I always ended up with my orange steelman SS with F80x fork.
    Did you grease that brooks saddle? Look here. With no doubt the best saddle in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerollo
    Did you grease that brooks saddle? Look here. With no doubt the best saddle in the world.
    Yes, I rode it for about a thousand miles and massaged it regularly. It's actually really comfortable, specially on my road bike.

    The problem is this. If you're sitting on the right spot, it's all good. But that's not what mountain biking is all about. I move to the front, I slide off the back, the saddle hits me from time to time. The brooks swift has a metal brace on the rear and on the front. The back of the saddle and front tip are somewhat dangerous for me.

    francois

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    Damn... knocked nearly 7 pounds off?!

    Thinking of a Retro build, and hoping for >20lbs. Anyone seen those nice new Syncros pedals? Any idea on their weight?

    Got what I'll need... so far...
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    Nice! You saved a bunch of weight just by getting rid of those Profile cranks and suspension forks. Painting the forks to match your frame would add a nice touch! Love the retro look. I ended up getting myself a cruiser as well. Enjoy your ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    Damn... knocked nearly 7 pounds off?!

    Thinking of a Retro build, and hoping for >20lbs. Anyone seen those nice new Syncros pedals? Any idea on their weight?

    Got what I'll need... so far...
    A lot of weight yeah but every part on the bike was changed. The big weight savers are:
    cranks/bb
    fork
    wheels
    saddle
    bars.

    BTW, the frame itself weighs 4.7 lbs.

    francois

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    Man that bike is HOT...

    Hey UltrLord,


    Nice job on the remake of the retro..... Get that thing on the DirtRag cover...


    -Dude
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