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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:29 am 
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r.e your wheels, do you know how old they are? Mine have the same rear hub, but the front is different. The flange doesn't look as high & the spoke heads are covered.
Just trying to work out the age of mine. They're the perfect wheel for a ti HT.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:27 pm 
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I asked the same here : http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 6198a4f484

I can only presume that mine were quite late just before they changed to the slr ? I followed the links and downloaded the manuals for each year. They only seem to update the manuals if something changes i.e. If it's not listed in the manual, go back a year and repeat until you find it.

I can't check (the manuals are on my work pc and I only have phone net access at home) but I don't think I could find my front and rear hubs in the same year :? Front being newer which is what made me think it might have been a change to balance stocks and run out the 'older' model ?

Still looking for stickers for them though ... :-(

I found a seller on eBay with the correct mavic tool to adjust bearing clearance - I can send you the link if you like ? The wording of the manual suggests it's critical for smooth / play free running and long bearing life :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:46 pm 
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Have been watching this eagerly and pleased there's no green to be seen. Nothing against green-age, this build is just evolving perfectly as it is.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:11 pm 
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Thanks for the Mavic link. Mine appear to be early SL's, the serial number starts with a 3, so 03 maybe?
Still a sweet wheel set though. I scored all the tools with mine.
I might need new rims soon, yours look brand new compared.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:46 pm 
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I got a PM questioning the source of the skewers and in checking my records I got mixed up and didn’t actually pay any duty on them (the mech came from the states at the same time and it was that that I paid the duty for).

The UK rrp is £60, CRC price is £55 and the total cost for these was just less than £32 :shock: 8)

I can only guess that the company I bought them off were sympathetic in how they declared the goods and for that reason I am not going to openly name them on the internet – If you want to know, pm me … ;-)

In the meantime the Alienskin arrived :lol:

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I know its only frame protection but I had spent a while looking around for something nice quality, clear, thick, precut and logo free etc … :oops: :lol:

WD :D


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How much did the alien skin cost :lol:


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If that was a serious question - about £6 :D

If it wasn’t - $10 from the gift shop at area 51 (with a $2 off discount coupon). I suspect I have been robbed though as its not the same as the real stuff I have at home :? :-(

WD :D


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Does it glow in the dark though :lol:


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Yes, take that bit just under your thumb, it will be great for the chain stay ... :lol:


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:shock: I just threw up my coffee and amaretti biscuits :x :x


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