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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:55 am 
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Blimey! I was thinking a pair of Rust Components bars would be ticketyboo but that is a fine choice. Blingiest build I've seen for a long time.

Just needs those Cane Creek cranks....


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:09 am 
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kaiser wrote:
Just needs those Cane Creek cranks....



aye, if only.... what are they, £999 a set?!

very nice tho! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:46 pm 
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The new parts work really well, toughens it up a little I think.

It could be lighter, there's weight to save on wheels, tyres and rotors, but it's a robust build, and I like the modulation of the larger discs, so for now it fits the bill. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:45 pm 
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Nice lookin' ride!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:10 am 
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Bloomin' hard work this single-speed malarkey!! :?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:58 pm 
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UD carbon spacer to replace the 3k weave one.... :oops: :facepalm: :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:00 pm 
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why not CK spacer in matte slate instead to match the headset??? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:08 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
why not CK spacer in matte slate instead to match the headset??? :?


£7 for a set of matte ud carbon spacers that tie in with the stem

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£45 for a set of matte slate spacers that tie in with the headset

when I only need a single 3mm spacer :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:58 am 
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Sold the big 203mm front disc and matched the rear with a 180mm. 8)

The front brake hasn't felt right since I fitted it though, much stiffer lever feel than the rear, and very sluggish response.

I cut the hose to shorten it when I fitted it and used a new olive and barb, but kept thinking maybe I'd done something wrong....

I sat and bled the brake properly, let it gravity bleed.... any way you could think of I tried, but just could not get it to feel right.

Obviously I've been out on it, and the brakes stopped me ok, i just gave the lever a first quick pull to set the pads then hauled on it to pull me up! Not ideal, but it worked!

Anyway, after googling XTR Trail brake issues, I found a wee thread where someone mentioned they'd discovered the olive wasn't sitting correctly in the lever housing, that he'd undone it, wiggled it around, re-tightened it and fixed it!

So, I've just done the same, and as if by magic, I now have a fully functioning front brake! And what a difference, all the modulation you could wish for combined with fork-bending power!

The power of the internet comes to the rescue! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:40 pm 
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just arrived in the post, a wee Spin Titanium seat clamp 8)


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