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Old 12-15-2010, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default Triumph frame details - can you help?

Guys - I love this OIF bike and want to start building a similar bike after christmas, but I'm not sure on the drop and stretch to order on the hardtail......can you help?? I think it has been dropped and I reckon the forks have been shortened - am I right??

Appreciate your help guys.....worked on loads of Brits but this will be my first bobber.

Jamie
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Triumph frame details - can you help?

The forks look about stock length, but mine wold be a tad shorter. As far as stretch goes, if you are sitting on the frame instead of up in the air like that seat it puts you in a position where you don't need so much reach to the bars (everything else being equal) and I think they just look better a little shorter rather than a little longer. I'm 5" 6" 145 so I look good on properly built small bikes. I know a lot of people say OIF are ugly, but I would embrace one like girl with big Ta Ta's. The big tube does look a little stark and imposing, but imagine what it would look like with some nice banjo fittings and aircraft lines coming off it about 3/4? ways up.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:41 AM   #3
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Thanks - quite liking the OIF bikes now, like everything, if there done right!

I think this bike is about 2.5" stretch but I'm not sure.....anybody help?

Still not sure about the drop...

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I'm guessing 4" over, and 2.5" drop. It's a common setup for the OIF bikes. That one is badass by the way
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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I'd bet 2" drop & 6" stretch, (but could be 4").
Wheel sizes are important too.
You'll need them and your forks shortened before you order your hardtail.
I just installed one (oif) from The Factory Metal Works. Lucas is great to work with & willing to help.
Looks great.
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