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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:07 pm 
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If you look around, they are not as pricey as you think ...

Mine was advertised at £40 and I think I paid £33 for it. I removed the chainrings and advertised them separately, ended up swapping them for a near new 952 bottom bracket.

So that's £33 for arms and matching bb. OK, so I need a ring but if I was polishing the arms up, that's a very nice and relatively 'cheap' set up 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:34 pm 
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I'd be happy to take a 950 chainset for £33. Any takers? :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:30 am 
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Pretty sure another went recently for sub £40 :D

It's the bottom bracket that's expensive / what I got lucky on - but you can get new (lower group set) options quite cheap. You can still buy new dura ace at about £60

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:59 am 
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Cheers, I picked up a set of m952 for £28, a little rough but perfectly acceptable and light for my winter bike!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:18 am 
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Nice one 8)

They can clean up well with a bit of care :

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Just make sure the bb you source is a version 1 / short spline :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:40 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:

Just make sure the bb you source is a version 1 / short spline :D

WD :D


Nice, any tips on polishing?

There is a bottom bracket coming with them, what condition it will be in is anyone's guess. I don't think they can be serviced either.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:43 pm 
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By all accounts (and i am only going on what is on here, as I use a Dura-Ace V1 BB), there are 2 tyoes of the XTR v1 bottom bracket.... one is servicable, the other isnt, however which one is which, I cannot remember


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:48 pm 
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My 950's polished up :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:16 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
My 950's polished up :D


Superb, is there a how to thread anywhere? How long did it take you?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Pdid wrote:
There is a bottom bracket coming with them, what condition it will be in is anyone's guess. I don't think they can be serviced either.


That was a good price then 8)

I got the sealed type :

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Which is kind of fit and forget. I think the type you can rebuild would be the longer lasting option IF it is set up and maintained perfectly :D

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