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Postby woodford2barbican » Thu Jun 12, 2008 19:16 pm

i've been home for two hours, have not owned up yet. :shock:

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Postby peejay78 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 19:16 pm

i can't stop tinkering.

i just cut down an old b17 saddle to turn it into a swallow.

i keep swapping things around. it's a disease.

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Postby meagain » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:01 am

Second built?

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Postby Dickie » Sat Jun 14, 2008 14:16 pm

Dave, that was a cheap build, looks v smart.

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Postby meagain » Sat Jun 14, 2008 14:23 pm

Thank you, Rob! Not a bad price at all and I think the older, mainly plain alloy, parts quite suit it. And it rides pretty good - and a lot lighter than what I'm used to in fixed!
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Postby redddraggon » Sat Jun 14, 2008 14:28 pm

JonBurns wrote:Hmm no mister average sizes left. :cry:


I ordered a 49cm (I'm a short ars*, and I've got a 12cm stem I need to use) on Thursday evening. I'm hoping they've got it in stock - I didn't hear anything from them yesterday (Friday) saying they didn't have any.
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Postby redddraggon » Sat Jun 14, 2008 14:36 pm

Ah I've just noticed they've only got 49 and 58cm left now, good job I ordered a 49cm.
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Postby meagain » Sat Jun 14, 2008 14:49 pm

Mine's a 54 so a good job that for once I didn't dither...
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Postby redddraggon » Sat Jun 14, 2008 14:59 pm

meagain wrote:Mine's a 54 so a good job that for once I didn't dither...


Looking at the Geometry it was between 49 and 52 for me, but with the 12cm stem I have lying around I get the same reach as all my other bikes.

Is the conical spacer thing counted in the headtube length or is that seperate?
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Postby meagain » Sat Jun 14, 2008 15:49 pm

"Is the conical spacer thing counted in the headtube length or is that seperate?"

The latter.
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Postby gkerr4 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 22:19 pm

meagain wrote:"Is the conical spacer thing counted in the headtube length or is that seperate?"

The latter.


and you can do without it if you want to go lower at the front - or at least the pre-build bikes did so assuming the frame/fork/headset was the same kit - the cone is a spacer that sits on top of (and covers up) the actual top cap of the headset.

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Postby redddraggon » Sun Jun 15, 2008 23:18 pm

gkerr4 wrote:
meagain wrote:"Is the conical spacer thing counted in the headtube length or is that seperate?"

The latter.


and you can do without it if you want to go lower at the front - or at least the pre-build bikes did so assuming the frame/fork/headset was the same kit - the cone is a spacer that sits on top of (and covers up) the actual top cap of the headset.


I got (well still waiting for) a 49cm (!), and the headtube is 11cm, I was thing that if the odd looking spacer went on top I'd get away without getting amymore spacers, as a 13 or 14cm headtube will be about right for me., being young and flexible.

Reckon a brown leather Brooks saddle will go well with the Langster? I've been dieing to get a brooks but they just wouldn't feel right on any of my other bikes.
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Postby gkerr4 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 08:27 am

I'm sure a brown brooks saddle will go well with the brown langster yes.

They aren't really my cup of tea, brooks saddles I mean, but I have the brown "leather-look" charge spoon saddle on mine and some matching bar tape - it looks great (in my eyes anyway!)

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Postby meagain » Mon Jun 16, 2008 08:37 am

"Reckon a brown leather Brooks saddle will go well with the Langster?"

Would LOOK OK depending on model. Personally I can't abide the things. Instruments of torture.
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Postby robbarker » Mon Jun 23, 2008 09:38 am

Just caught up with the forum (I'm away on holiday).

My apologies to everyone for the damage to several bank balances that this thread has caused! :P

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Postby peejay78 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 09:42 am

brooks saddle with a langster is like mixing decimals with fractions.

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Postby NervexProf » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:23 am

peejay78 wrote:brooks saddle with a langster is like mixing decimals with fractions.


Whoa ! a Brooks saddle is for life, not just for the fashionable season.

Those ultra hard, make your eyes water, Italian colour co-ordinated jobbies look fine in a pic...but a Brooks is a 'lifetime' sit down!

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Postby valerian » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:23 am

robbarker wrote:Just caught up with the forum (I'm away on holiday).

My apologies to everyone for the damage to several bank balances that this thread has caused! :P


:lol: It's not the cost of the frame that is doing the damage, it's all the new bits to go on it !

I originally intended to add all the old bits I've got lying around, but it would be a shame to spoil the ship for a ha'porth 'o tar, wouldn't it ?


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