I have a super galaxy with a very large dent in the seat tube in the shed.grantw wrote:A super galaxy is on my must have list, so I am envious. The tandem looks awesome, good luck!
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I have a super galaxy with a very large dent in the seat tube in the shed.
Ran out of money after buying and restoring the frame and forks? That's the only reason I can think of for fitting a modern SRAM derailleur, Vader saddle and Quando wheels .
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It's one of the branches of MTB evolution that led to a dead end. Museum piece. (Ride it downhill and those forks will shatter in any case )
carbon in 10 years
So much technology that found itself in a cul-de-sac. Lots of undamped boing-boing undamped ride.
It’s more like our thoughts are thinking us than we are thinking them.
Mine has lasted 25 years so far. Another will make it 35
Anyway, super cheap NOS 1055 levers. This seller also has some really good prices for NOW skin/gumwall tyres amongst other NOS stuff.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LEVIER-NEUF- ... 2ec0b5a208
Hehe, I didn't think that would would slip by you. Nice, he also has a good price on the *left* 7 speed STI version. It's only 1 lever mind you, I don't know if those Shimano levers were left-right specific.
A matched pair of Raleigh Sports
Seems like the seller might be the original owner - pretty neat story is they are.
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder characterised by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality not containing bicycles.
But how many kilometres has it traveled? I'll be interested to know if it gets to 35 what kilometres it's done by then. If it's already done a lot of kilometres, I think it would be worth your effort to compare it for flex with a new, similar model. By the way, what model is this that was built in '88?
Giant Cadex 980c. It's on their site under the history about being one of the early carbon frames made. 87 was the first, but I believe mine was maybe a year or 2 after the initial release according to the decals I had on mine.
Unfortunately I don't know much about its history, other than that the previous owner used it for training, so its likely to have logged a whole bunch of kms. Before him was someone who used it as a commuter. As for its known mileage, I've done about 400km on it. That was after a full repaint and rebuild. And now its also got holes drilled in it, so ill get to see how long it'll last til it breaks. Ill also find out how far i can ride on cracked carbon rims, before they fully fail. Once I'm done with school, I'll have much more time to go on longer rides and more regularly.
As with testing with a new carbon bike, what would I aim to test? Compared to my Centurion Carbon, which is 24 years old, it is quite the flexible frame. But that could be its nature, or the Centurion is much stiffer.
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C'mon, I know I'm a bad guy (just ask anyone who rides carbon) but devious is an entirely different level.
I know the Cadex brand wasn't registered until May 1988, so to be '88, it had to be a very early model. I had a '93 CFR2, which I bought new, so I'm familiar with the brand. I don't remember hearing about CFMs in the MTB club until someone showed up on one in about early '92. I remember him showing me how stiff it was as he bounced on the pedal.
Thanks for the reply. It will probably be worth your while to get rid of any cracked rims before they fail, regardless of what they are made of, especially the front wheel. No-one wants to spend time in hospital because a wheel collapsed on them.
You would be aiming to test the relative flex under pedal pressure of say BB movement in reference to the axles. What I was suggesting is that carbon generally gets more flexible as the kilometres increase. Not a big problem for most, but since most people buy carbon for performance, stiffness is usually a quality most heavier people value.
http://rideons.wordpress.com/2012/04/19 ... nd-repair/
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/abo ... .masses/3/
1987 as on Giant's site. It's Giant's first carbon bike, and was the predecessor to the CFR range.
The front wheel is ok. It's just one of the rear spokes is wanting to pull out of the rim. I am wanting to replace them, but need to find or build some wheels first.
I'm nowhere near classified as heavy at ~60kg, and I don't seem to have any issues with it so far. It feels stiff enough, but I haven't tried a new carbon frame, so I wouldn't have a clue. You wanna have a test for yourself?
No thanks. I'm not close to you. But I do have a Giant ATX760 steel bike that I bought new about in '90 or '91 from memory it is still a fairly stiff frame. I couldn't tell you how many Kms it has done, but it would be a fair few. I lent it to a friend for a while who was riding at a rate of about 10,000Km a year.
In the end, at 60Kg it doesn't really matter. I'm about 84Kg, so stiffness matters a little bit more to me.
No explanation for the yellow seat & slime green chain though - probably because there is no way to explain that short of mind altering drugs
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How are the Malvern Star Revenge?
Bit big for me, but seems to be in good condition.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?.
...I'd have thought the small wheels would make the bike unstable?
There is something not quite right with this shogun
While it is always possible that it is just the usual dodgy photography, my best guess is that this was a time trial bike with funny bike geometry & some joker has replaced the 650 front wheel & fork with a 700C.
Nah, they're 700c. That's Toolongs touring bike
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Looks like the fork was also replaced.
this is wot there suposed 2 look lik wif a 650 front
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