On-One 853 Inbreds – Let's see 'em
07, one of the imposter re-issues then! I have one of the original 853 Inbreds from 01 (or 00 or 02). I’m the same, don’t ride it much and sometimes think of selling, but for all I’d get for it I just keep it. Still a great handling bike, can’t find any photos though.Posted 4 years agoCaptainSlowMember
Mine’s been through a few incarnations:
I bent the mach hanger at 2 weeks old:
it was a SS for a while:
Then the chainstay snapped:
So I had it repaired and resprayed:
To improve the shockingly poor chain ring clearance:
Then rode it like this for a while:
5 Years after the new chainstay, there’s hardly a mark on the new one, proving it was too tight in the first place:
And now it’s my tourer/commuter/shopping/utility bike:
But it love it. It’s a keeper. I realised I’ll never sell it quite a while ago. It’s just too versatile and it fits me perfectly. I might get it sprayed again in a couple of years, but the Argos paint is holding up very well after 5 years of abuse. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
….Oh, it’s still got the same wheels, the same cranks, the same shifters, the same front mech and the same seatpost as when I first built it, too. 🙂
(I’ve replaced the rear mech for another one the same as the origional one wore out. Mrs PPs utility bike now has the bars and stem off the first pic on it, too.Posted 4 years agonbtMemberRestlessNative wrote:
Nah mine has the best new chainstay!
It’s my only MTB now running as a 69er, I’d never sell it.
Where did you get that done? I have a dead ‘bred in the garage, my rear triangle is not pointing the same way as the front triangle. I *loved* my 853 inbred thought so if I can resurrect it with a new back end that’d be very interesting…Posted 4 years ago
My brother does metal and did it as a favour, he doesn’t do frames generally though I’m afraid. If mine didn’t work out it didn’t really matter.
Mine was still straight but just holed so he tacked in some braces, cut of the offending part of the stay and looked at the pictures of ragleys I’d sent him and freestyled 😉Posted 4 years ago40mpgSubscriber
Bought 2nd hand last summer to replace a ss whippet (which I just couldnt get on with) which replaced a DN6 slot dropout inbred (which was great, I just fancied something lighter).
I don’t think the 853 is (noticeably) lighter, but it does the job with no fuss – great for winter mud & bikepacking
Edit – the patio has been jetwashed & repointed since that picPosted 4 years ago
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