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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:13 am 
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Hey guys,
Had this build in mind for a while as I was keen to see how well the Alfine would suit my all rounder needs, so when I saw this frame going cheap it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

I tried to keep costs down where possible but inevitably I got carried away on certain components. I figure that ill most likley end up using these on a future build anyway,
Its comfy as hell, corners better than most bikes ive ever built (maybe due to lateral stiffness?) and im falling in love with the Alfine set up.
If Shimano can knock a few hundred grammes off the weight, and guarantee its off road performance...then every one who tries one will never look back.
Bliss.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:16 am 
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A few more... Oh, they arent whitewalls just Big Apples with reflective sidewalls. Safety first!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:30 am 
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those pedals are ace


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:03 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Hey dude

Just building one up. So was it a good ride in the end? Guess it went years back.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:41 am 
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Just sold this one, from Devon 8)

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coomber wrote:
Hey dude

Just building one up. So was it a good ride in the end? Guess it went years back.



Yep, TBF I didn't keep it that long as I think I picked up an 853 SS Inbred fairly soon after building it so I swapped the alfine on to that. Ended up going full SS shortly after as the Alfine was a bit of an anchor off road.

Thanks for the blast from the last though, quite nice build weren't it!


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Yeah it was cool. Nice one.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:09 pm 
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Yep very nice 8)


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