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    First the whole bike - Cotton Candy Camo according to the previous owner. He also guessed 86ish for the date so I'm going with a Deer Head build for now since that's what I have on hand.



    And the problem, I was going to swap out what looked like an abused roller cam. After trying my new roller cam, there was no way it was going to fit. All kinds of tire rub with a 1.95 tire. Apparently, the PO filed down the brake to fix this problem and so you could remove the wheel without removing the brakes from the bike first. Any ideas what might have been on here originally? The brake bosses are very close together. I have an XT 730 U-brake that didn't work either.




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    Brake problem aside, that is a fantastic looking bike.


    Looking forward to seeing it built up.


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    Wow, great looking bike. Maybe WTB roller cams were mounted originally? I really have no idea, just guessing since you've already ruled out the XT U-brake.

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    WTB used to make a regular and a compact cam I believe which was to account for boss distance. Looks like you need to find a couple of compacts. Good luck.

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    Thanks, I hadn't heard of the compact. And yes, looks like I'd need a lot of luck or a lot of cash to get one.

    Amazingly, this brake works really well as is, but limits me on rim and tire width. Some fillet braze goodness below:




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    I like the paint. Cool stuff.
    Don't know about the clearance issues.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Rained today so I had time to make it ride ready. Waiting on some black round chainrings and a period seatpost to finish it off.

    I had to go with 7x rims instead of the RM25s I had to accommodate the brake.






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    It's looking nice! It's got a very Ritchey-esque profile.

    As for the brake, I'm guessing the bosses were brazed on out of spec (too close together). What's the center to center distance between bosses?

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    You could try some smaller diameter rollers on the brake as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    As for the brake, I'm guessing the bosses were brazed on out of spec (too close together). What's the center to center distance between bosses?
    They are only 75mm apart. With a custom frame, I have a hard time believing he would let it out the door this way which is why I'm thinking there was a specific brake in mind for the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blilrat View Post
    They are only 75mm apart. With a custom frame, I have a hard time believing he would let it out the door this way which is why I'm thinking there was a specific brake in mind for the build.
    Don't think there were any other brakes at the time besides the RC and U brake to fit those brake bosses. I measured a couple bikes quickly and I'm getting 85 to 93mm on the boss spacing.

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    I got 85mm for the two I have. I found some mounting instructions for u-brake bosses, it states typical boss spacing is 80 ~ 82 mm, but it may be anywhere from 77 to 85 mm to suit narrower or wider rims.

    I really want some double wall rims and I have some RM20s that fit, but they have XT730 hubs so I'm going to hunt down some new rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blilrat View Post
    I really want some double wall rims and I have some RM20s that fit, but they have XT730 hubs so I'm going to hunt down some new rims.
    M730 hubs are great hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    M730 hubs are great hubs.
    M730 are too new for his build though. It would bug the heck out of me having all that Deerhead era stuff and then cutting corners on the hubs. I like the attention to detail.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    M730 are too new for his build though. It would bug the heck out of me having all that Deerhead era stuff and then cutting corners on the hubs. I like the attention to detail.
    great placekeeper until he finds a complete wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    M730 are too new for his build though. It would bug the heck out of me having all that Deerhead era stuff and then cutting corners on the hubs. I like the attention to detail.
    That's the reason there. I have Araya 7x rims with Deerhead hubs on the bike now, but I'm more comfortable with double wall rims.

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