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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:35 am 
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I bet that thing rides like a dream...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:08 am 
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I like it!
I think it would may look better with black stem-seatpost and black stronglight chainrings.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:51 am 
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That's a beautiful build. How comfortable was the Thomson seatpost coupled with the steel frame?

I have a Bob Jackson 853 frame coming & am deliberating between the Thomson Masterpiece and a carbon seatpost.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:53 am 
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paulwidds wrote:
That's a beautiful build. How comfortable was the Thomson seatpost coupled with the steel frame?

I have a Bob Jackson 853 frame coming & am deliberating between the Thomson Masterpiece and a carbon seatpost.


I've also got a Bob Jackson, and just changede the seatpost from a FSA SL-K to a Thomson Elite. The difference is minimal and mostly placebo i think. Looking forward to seeing your Bob Jackson build thread

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:41 pm 
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paulwidds wrote:
That's a beautiful build. How comfortable was the Thomson seatpost coupled with the steel frame?

I have a Bob Jackson 853 frame coming & am deliberating between the Thomson Masterpiece and a carbon seatpost.


^I'm excited to see your Bob Jackson build!

The thomson masterpiece (which was with setback) was a lot more comfortable compared to the thomson elite 0º setback, but that must have been due to a more comfortable fit (because of the setback).

In the end aesthetics won out over my need to save weight - and I went with the cleaner looking/matching with my stem ritchey classic seat post. I did cut it down though - original length was 350mm - I ended up cutting 100mm off to save about 60 grams (MY INNER WEIGHT WEENIE WILL BE DENIED 8) )

I used to be concerned about differences in comfort with carbon seat posts compared to aluminum ones (i used to ride a USE alien seat post). But I think its more of how the seat post fits in relation to your riding position more than actual material used.

speaking about comfort with riding.... about a week ago it was raining a lot here in Brooklyn. I put on the fenders and kept on riding! Fenders make a huge difference when keeping your frame/drivetrain/body clean, but no difference at all with keeping your body dry - I was still soaked through and through after the ride!

post ride pics show a bike that's clean!

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sheldon fender nuts make installing fenders quick and easy (under 5min if you have a bike stand). sheldon fender nuts are brake nuts that are larger (6mm hex size), jut out further, and have a 5mm recessed thread inside - that way you just keep your brake nuts on and add the fender nuts on top of the brake nut/sheldon fender nut (no need to remove brake nuts and readjust the brake alignment):

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(i also did weigh it with fenders for curiosity's sake) it was 18.88lbs. not bad for a steel bike with fenders.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:20 am 
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Looks awesome!
IMO looks much better with the matching Ritchey post too.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:53 pm 
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This is wonderfully built. Bravo.


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that is a great looking machine. Promise me one thing though: never ever use the B word again when you are pointing out your shifters ;)

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Nice... glad this thread got dredged up from the past. The RB-1 was a bike I admired during a 1996 trip across the country. My riding partner had one, a white one, and I just never got tired of looking at that thing, with it's clean lines it just looked "proper" and everything was where it should be.
A real classic in it's own right. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:18 pm 
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Superb. The frame alone is lovely, but the effort put into the update, especially the threadless conversion, makes this build very special indeed.


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