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Offline Wally

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 08:05:30 PM »
I'm using the Yuasa YTZ10 Agm. It is relatively small coming in at L150mm x W87 x H93mm.
8.6a/h and 290cca. It's a bit pricey but otherwise perfect for my build.

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2014, 10:08:55 PM »
Hi Wally,

Looks like a good project, more of these are turning up in Aus lately. I'm in Taringa where abouts are you? I have a few parts left over from my build so let me know if you are chasing anything. I even have a cam chain link and extra filter mount for easy to get filters.

Cheers Craig.

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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2014, 10:52:11 PM »
Hi Craig,
I'm in Stafford Heights. Would definitely be interested in checking out what spares you have. I have a couple of cam links but I will take the filter adaptor of your hands. You wouldn't happen to have a spare triple tree?
Cheers
Nick

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2014, 12:59:41 AM »
Hi again,

Sorry no triple tree. Yours not salvageable?
Just send me a message when you want the filter base.

Cheers Craig.

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2014, 02:26:56 AM »
I did a little experiment with mine that didn't turn out so well, just figured I'll update to the later Xs forks now. I will get in touch soon about those parts.
Cheers
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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2014, 05:53:37 AM »
It's been a while now since I have updated my posts. So here's where I am at. I had a lot of trouble getting a 22mm rear loop but eventually found one that was slightly wider but was able to make it fit.

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2014, 05:59:29 AM »
Seatpan

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2014, 06:03:55 AM »
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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2014, 06:05:06 AM »
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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2014, 06:06:21 AM »
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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2014, 06:11:30 AM »
I'm not happy with the seat height, I used 3 layers of yoga mat and I think I will take it down to two layers and remove a bit of the rear. That will have to wait for now though.

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2014, 04:27:19 PM »
Wally, that looks like a good start on your seat.   Should you make the front section thinner?   That depends on the overall riding position you want.   Sit on the bike with the footpegs and handlebars in their final position, and the approximate final thickness of seat padding temporarily set in place.   Then find the right seat-base height to match.   Takes some trial and error.   Tall guys usually need the seat base to be an inch or two above the frame rails.   Short guys usually need the seat base to be on or near the frame rails.

If you take your time, you can usually tell when you've got the right combination of handlebars, seat and footpeg postion.  Seat height should usually be done last, as I said above, because the handlebars and footpegs are harder to change.
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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2014, 11:44:23 PM »
Hey Steve,
Yeah I thought I would leave it until I can find myself a front end and get that all mounted up as well as get my rearsets in position. The shape of the seat turned out pretty well I think considering I attacked it with the angle grinder to shape it. It's amazing the weight difference in the new seat compared to the old as well.

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2015, 07:50:17 AM »
Got my hands on some parts bikes on the weekend. These things dont often come up here in Aus so I couldn't leave them. One is supposably a runner, hopefully if I get the time on the weekend I'll find out.

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Re: The Old Girl
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2015, 07:51:14 AM »
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