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Offline JamesQ123

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My Quamen G2
« on: July 21, 2020, 11:34:11 AM »
Been lurking for a while so thought I would post a pic of my bike. It's a 1999 Quamen G2, weighs a ton lol but I will be doing some upgrades and making it lighter.

Offline Revig

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Re: My Quamen G2
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 11:56:35 AM »
very clean bike
if that's one idea, be careful using a smaller sprocket and/or smaller freecoaster driver, the frames of this period were not designed with overall dimensions of the chain resulting from the use of a small sprocket and/or a small driver

Offline DaddyCool

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Re: My Quamen G2
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 03:48:29 PM »
Cool! What handlebar is that?

Offline JamesQ123

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Re: My Quamen G2
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 05:23:58 PM »
very clean bike
if that's one idea, be careful using a smaller sprocket and/or smaller freecoaster driver, the frames of this period were not designed with overall dimensions of the chain resulting from the use of a small sprocket and/or a small driver


Ah thanks for the advice! Yeah i got that and finding bits to upgrade is proving the difficult bit like the forks, because of the headset.


Offline rideflat43

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Re: My Quamen G2
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 11:21:11 PM »
yeah i was about to say something to you and i used G1,G2,G3 and G4 frames and
so yeah the smaller spocket is not a good idea. For the weight as using lighter seats,
posts,cranks in magnesium or one of the lighter crank arms,titanium spindle,lighter
tires in both front and back will help.


There are a lot of ways to lighten that Quamen up and it is not going to be really
light but you can get it down to around 25LBS or so..which is not bad!

Offline JamesQ123

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Re: My Quamen G2
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 08:48:45 AM »
yeah im not expecting it to be mega light..i will get a new school frame for that. But if i can drop a few KGs on this then i will be happy.

Offline JamesQ123

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Re: My Quamen G2
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2020, 05:30:36 PM »
I'm gona weigh at the weekend, then I'm gona order an Autum seat and post and get some new tyres whilst i look for new wheels.