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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:22 pm 
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mattr wrote:
The pads on the back look to be significantly too high, they'll be rubbing on the tyres.

Can you post a link to one of your bike build threads, it might help this guy to see a bike built by an expert.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:26 pm 
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is it 18-23 or 531?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:30 pm 
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Mines 18-23. I didn't even know what that was until after I bought the bike but no regrets, especially if I can keep it around the 10kg mark.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:39 pm 
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Why is it stickered up as a 531?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:44 pm 
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Just because I liked the look of it lol. Same with the paint and stickers, I just thought it looked nicer. I intend to ride this bike, a lot. I have a Cannondale CAAD 12 that comes in about 8kg and I'm interested to see what times I can achieve on the Banana and how steel rides to ally. Probably use this as my hill climbing / training bike or just sit n stare in awe at it in the living room like most nights.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:20 pm 
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ThePowster wrote:
Nah it's just because the caliper was loose when I took the pic. I've nipped it up n brought the pads to the rim, they actually needs to go up a few mm to be central on the braking surface so all within adjustment.
:) good stuff!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:23 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
mattr wrote:
The pads on the back look to be significantly too high, they'll be rubbing on the tyres.

Can you post a link to one of your bike build threads, it might help this guy to see a bike built by an expert.
lol. I haven't done a "bike build thread", last thing i want to do is stop half way through and take pictures.
In, build, out.
Usually done in a couple of hours. If all the right parts have been supplied!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:47 am 
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In, build, out ... Couple of hours ? Lol.

Not possible when ya need powder coat, paint, decals, waiting on components, sending things back etc. Unless ya have a grand to spend in one go and order everything, even then frame needs cold setting, bottom bracket re-threading, I doubt anyone has undertaken a project like this and had it complete start to finish in a couple of weeks let alone couple of hours lol.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:57 am 
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Carbon seatpost would look great on this and help keep the weight down

Pat


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:57 am 
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mattr wrote:
lol. I haven't done a "bike build thread", last thing i want to do is stop half way through and take pictures.


So you can't be bothered to stop and take pictures when/ if you build a bike, but you are quite happy to come onto someone else's thread and rip them apart, or you'd probably call it 'offer useful advice', for doing what you can't be bothered to do.

Well I must say you are a useful member of this forum aren't you?


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