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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:17 pm 
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Who cares if it's retro or not? It's a damn nice bike :D


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Like many, first SS bike I built in 2001 was a mix of spare parts most of which cheap, then as it always happens it evolved into something entirely different ... I think the only part left from the original is the saddle :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:13 pm 
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Unless bikes from 2007 are classed as vintage my new bike isn't very retro at all. But - I only just bought it last night - went on my first ride on it today - and I love it.

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Kona Paddy Wagon. When I picked it up last night it was being run as a fixed wheel. The owner explained how he'd been riding with no brakes, which felt a bit rich for me - it must have been for him too as it was sold with an Ultegra 6600 up front. The bike is pristine, obviously has done little mileage, and most of the unbranded kit has been tastefully upgraded; in particular I am loving the handsome yellow bar tape.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:16 pm 
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Nice steed. Are those Boone ring and cog? Is it an eccentric BB farme and what type? I want to get a steel pinch bolt EBB frame, but I am concerned rust will build up fast in the BB shell.


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OK, the only old school parts are the 13 year old TNT Ti BB, the TNT Ti crankbolts and Alu bolts and White Bros Ti riser. But hey, the frame builder is a very nice guy and in about ten years this will be a retro, I hope :wink:
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 Post subject: Just finished.....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:30 pm 
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Apparently I made the wrong choice of tensioner?


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 Post subject: Re: Just finished.....
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:10 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
Apparently I made the wrong choice of tensioner?


Never! The Singulator is THE best chain tension device (apart from a DCD :wink: )

I used on on and off road and it was brilliant plus it looks mo 8)

Good choice IMHO

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:40 am 
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sylvain wrote:
Like many, first SS bike I built in 2001 was a mix of spare parts most of which cheap, then as it always happens it evolved into something entirely different ... I think the only part left from the original is the saddle :D


Nothing cheap about that one now. Awesome bike, Morati Cranks, Arch Supreme V-Brakes, Moots parts...very nice....

How much does it weigh? Been toying with doing a Ti single speed myself.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:42 pm 
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BikePimp wrote:
sylvain wrote:
Like many, first SS bike I built in 2001 was a mix of spare parts most of which cheap, then as it always happens it evolved into something entirely different ... I think the only part left from the original is the saddle :D


Nothing cheap about that one now. Awesome bike, Morati Cranks, Arch Supreme V-Brakes, Moots parts...very nice....

How much does it weigh? Been toying with doing a Ti single speed myself.


I'm familiar with Sylvain's bike. Let's just say that the air in the tyres is there to stop the thing floating away.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:16 pm 
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Here is mine, set-up is as per lower pic now. Soon to change to a '69er' set-up with a 29er front wheel...

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Here is mine, set-up is as per lower pic now.

Nice - looks very purposeful. What's the fork?


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