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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:59 pm 
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twain wrote:
Who is this 'rampage' you speak of?


Check three posts up from yours :wink:

twain wrote:
Could he help me create some custom bushes?


Probably, drop him a pm :D

twain wrote:
really like the finish on the USE seat components. Every update is worth the wait!


Thank you :D

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Cheers 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:54 pm 
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The attention to detail in your builds is second to non, fair play and very nice in deed.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Thank you :D

* Striped the shifter door off - hinge pin was a little tricky.
* Degreased and flatted them back :

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* Waited for the spray booth (the path at the back of the house) to be at the right temp and wind direction.
* Made some XTR lollipops and plastic primed them :

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More coming soon :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:48 pm 
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* Conditions in the paint booth (back of the house) were perfect :

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* Conditions in the drying oven (two weeks in the sun on a windowsill with the blind closed behind) were perfect :

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* Got the pin back in OK with no damage :

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* Got the front mech fitted, alignment will just about do ... ;-) :

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* Got all the cabling done.

* The finish / match of the paint is good, pretty much slap bang in the middle of the variance of the Shimano OE stuff :

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* Pretty much got everything else fitted / torqued up OK.

* Found a problem with the seat (USE carbon pro) :

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If you compare the angle of the rails to the top of the seat to that of a flite (or flite 1990) :

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You can see a considerable difference. My combination of post and frame puts the post on the limit of its adjust-ability and it just doesn't look right / strong, the flight angles fit almost perfect :D

* Swapped the seat (temporarily) with the flite destined for the Yo.

* Couple of test rides - all good 8)

* Weighed it (completed / as it will get ridden i.e. no pub bullsh1t) :

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* Sourced a flite 1990 :D

Not so much to do now then 8)

* Swap out the seat with the new one.
* Glue on the cable ends.
* Swap out two bolts with Ti versions (currently being modified by rampage 8)).
* Adjust free play in the hubs and BB.

More coming soon :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:30 pm 
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wow. i've NEVER used the little sticker that comes with the front mech.
having said that. ive never bought one new...... :P

stunning effort and patience! (OP and all the people watching and waiting for the updates ;) )


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Any news on this one? The suspense is killing me! Just the mrs has nearly finished baking our second child while I've been watching this build! :shock: :facepalm: :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:19 am 
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It's actually done ! :lol:

But I haven't snapped any good pictures yet ... :oops:

I am still messing around with some brackets for under the seat though so may wait until those are finished.

My misses is cooking our second to ... ;-) 8)

WD :D


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Kitmech wrote:
Any news on this one? The suspense is killing me! Just the mrs has nearly finished baking our second child while I've been watching this build! :shock: :facepalm: :D



pretty sure we've concieved and had our second within this threads lifetime :)

thread actually goes back to almost the time we had our first..... ;)

may try get a third in. if i do, can my prize be this bike please?


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twain wrote:
Kitmech wrote:
Any news on this one? The suspense is killing me! Just the mrs has nearly finished baking our second child while I've been watching this build! :shock: :facepalm: :D



pretty sure we've concieved and had our second within this threads lifetime :)

thread actually goes back to almost the time we had our first..... ;)

may try get a third in. if i do, can my prize be this bike please?


This thread covers both of our kids LOL


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