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 Post subject: 2008 Pipedream Sirius
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Fancied trying a modern steel single-speed. Hummed, hawed and ultimately missed out on a really nice 853 purple Rock Lobster, then almost went for a pink On-one, but in the end bought this frame second hand.

Considering the parts, it's built up into a reasonably light bike - Shimano SLX, Tora (with SID stickers :oops:) forks, generic set of rims from my old Avalanche.

I really like the way it rides. Might get a spare set of wheels built up with an Alfine hub for the winter. Still not quite convinced by the Mary bars - I think they're fine on the tight twisty stuff, but if I'm honest at speed or on drops I'm just not as confident with them as I would be with flat bars... I see a pair Salsa Cro Moto's in my future.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:25 pm 
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Looks great 8) , i think the Pink On-One would have suited you though :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:38 pm 
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was the perfect chain tension just sheer luck :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:50 pm 
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Definitely a cool bike 8) I reckon it would do well with the upgrades. You certainly gave it some laldy at GT :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:51 pm 
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Oh and have a look at the surly torsion bar, could be the finish and sweep your after.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:12 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
orange71 wrote:
was the perfect chain tension just sheer luck :shock: :D

Sheer luck! Was really rather tight to begin with, but has loosened off now.

Liking the look of the Surly torsion bar Kaiser - a fair bit of sweep mind - I can't believe I missed that when I was searching for a bar. May have to give it a go.

Oh, and I will own a pink bike one day. Oh yes.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:04 pm 
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Saddle's crooked.


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Saddle's crooked.

My right bollock hangs lower than the left.... all my saddles are offset slightly for maximum testicular comfort :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Slightly disconnected question.

Are those Charge saddles comfy? I love the look (and price) of them and my current Selle Italia is a wee bit sair.


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zigzag wrote:
stewlewis wrote:
Saddle's crooked.

My right bollock hangs lower than the left.... all my saddles are offset slightly for maximum testicular comfort :D


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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