Ah so your the git!
I had been talking to the owner on that one and was ready to do a deal once the auction ended. He wasnt prepared to part the bits out..which I didnt need, and I couldnt afford to buy the collection as a single lot.
Congratulations if you ever decide to sell... I am keen on the frame
Cheers Bud, I was trying to do a deal too but he wasn't interested. I was happy to have the headset and forks as well as the frame and he threw in a surprise XTR M960 f mech too
Neil G wrote:
That's a great buy....must be well chuffed with the condition of the frame
Hell yeah I was chuffed, normally '50 road miles only' means the sellers a chancer, but not this time... The thing is, I'm gonna be ultra gutted when it get its first scrape... Can't complain though...
Awkward Kid wrote:
Very very nice! I was thinking of having a stab at it as well! Have you parted with my old F8? PM saltyman on here as he may take it from you.
Think i'm going to end up with a brand spanker 104???
Cheers Mate, I've still got the F8. I just need to remove the headset and I was planning to put new stickers on it but having trouble getting some so far. I'm open to pre-advert/ebay offers though
looks like it has never been dirty before
I'm working on that, Its probably seen more dirt in the last two days than it has in its previous 7 Years
I'm impressed, that is sweet as.
Loving the carbon (especially the seat-tube
Really random question time - what ineertubes are you running, to get them valve caps??
Glad you like it, I've a bit of a carbon fetish too... Got the tubes from my LBS who is a Raleigh dealer
The current spec is -
Frame: 18" Pace RC300 2003
Fork: Pace RC31 420mm
Grips: Yeti lock-on
Brakes: Hope Mono M4
Front Derailleur: XTR
Rear Derailleur: XT
Pedals: DMR V12
Hub Skewers: X-Lite camlock
Rims: Mavic X317
Tyres: Kenda Nevegal 2.1 folding
As the funds allow I'd like to change a few things. The rear hub is a bit sloppy so getting a new pair of hubs and black spokes may be first on the list. The crank and rear mech don't really suit the frame, era-wise or condition-wise but they work as good as anything as long as you don't look at them, so I'm in no hurry to replace those... The jury's still out on the forks though. I've been riding full sus since 1998 so going back to rigid has been a bit of a shock. I can bunnyhop my full sus bike 1' no probs but I'm having trouble bunnyhopping 3" with the rigid frame and forks and then there's the comfort issue as well. RC39's may be on the shopping list...
Loving the comments guys so keep em coming... and if there's anything you like or even don't like then please say....