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 Post subject: Mr. Hyde - big 'n' beefy
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 2:36 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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Frame and headset courtesy of Xizang (cheers dude 8) )

Arrived yesterday, and built up last night and this morning - about to take it on it's first ride :D

Only had to buy grips and stem for the build......

Frame: Identiti Mr.Hyde large.

Fork: 2005 Pace RC41 XCAM

Headset: FSA Pig Pro
Stem: Azonic Equalizer
Handlebar: Easton EA30 mid riser
Grips: Spank Tug grips (red apple flavour!)
Barends: -

Brakes: Hope M4
Brake Pads: Hope sintered
Brake Cables: Goodridge Hoses
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: Hope

Shifters: XT 9spd
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: XT
Derailleur Cables: ?
Cassette: XT 9spd
Chain: Wipperman Connex
Cranks: Race Face XC Evolve
Crank Bolts: RF
Chainrings: RF
Chainring bolts: RF
Bottom Bracket: RF HTII
Pedals: Crank Bros Mallets

Hub Skewers: Mavic
Rims: Mavic Crosslands
Hubs: Mavic Crosslands
Nipples: Mavic
Spokes: Mavic straight pull
Tyres: Front Conti Mtn King, Back Bontrager Big Earl
Tubes: CRC specials

Saddle: WTB Rocket
Seatpost: 27.2 aluminium - no name, but strong!
Seatpost Binder: Identiti QR

Weight: No idea, but not that light!

Frame + headset + seatpost.
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Half built up - Pace forks, Mavic wheels, stem, seat and bars.
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Nearly done - gears and brakes added + furry helper :lol:
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Finished and ready to ride!
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My first burly hardtail bike (all the bits came off my S-Works Stumpjumper FSR - never gets ridden, so fancied a change.....frame might be for sale depending on how this bike feels!)


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:49 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Thats a bit of an animal!

Whats it weigh built up? Certainly looks like it could flatten a house!

Nice views from your garden BTW 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:57 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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Weight-wise......done the heft test, and probably sub 30lbs, but not by much!
I'll try and dig out the luggage scales and get a proper weight.

The garden's lovely 8) not properly mine unfortunately - I lodge here with the owner who is a mate. Get my own shed and workshop though - which is nice! Last weekend we put up some double sheets on a line, a projector and a small PA, and watched movies outdoors - all running from the stored power off the solar panels you can see in the background. Also have a wind turbine, and water panels on the roof - all very self sufficient.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Hmmmmm, looks familiar :D

Nice looking build fella.

Pickle wrote:
Thats a bit of an animal!


It is. Good for climbing & a beast on singletrack.

Looks hefty but surprisingly light :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:27 pm 
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It is. Good for climbing & a beast on singletrack.


Surprisingly good climber - must be the short rear end.

Took it out for a proper 20 mile blast on some local singletrack - proper twisty, steep and rooty stuff. Handled everything I threw at it with aplomb, and left me with a massive :D on my face afterwards!

Lovely, lovely bike 8) though all bikes are lovely, but you know what I mean!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:01 am 
South West Deputy AEC
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So - now in it's winter SS plumage :P

Added the XTR SS cranks from my Global (that now had Middlburns), some winter tyres, an 18t Shimano DX cog, and a cheapie SS chain - rustfree....allegedly!

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Had a fun couple of hours up on Haldon in the sludge today - proper slippy it was!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Still looking good.
Liking the forks.
Such a versatile frame 8) 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:31 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Beast 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:22 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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Still looking good.
Liking the forks.
Such a versatile frame


Yeah - I forgot I'd changed the forks. Got the WBs for a song on ebay - love the old skool CNC'd look of them. Very stiff, light and they strip down for servicing with just a 5mm allen key.

Love it 8) proper burly, fun, play bike.


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