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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:04 am 
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So i've been wanting to build a modern steel hardtail for a while. After months(years?) of decision making and after doing a couple of custom builds at work on Virsas, I decided to shell out for one.
I'm not sure how many of them were labelled "Virtue" before they changed the name, so could have a little more rarity value. Either way, i'm not gonna comprimise on the build and have pretty much decided what to order.
I already have a nice pair of wheels & brakes, along with headset & BB.

Red means I already have it

Frame: Kinesis Decade Virsa 20"

Fork: Fork F120 RLC 2011 QR15 (Kashima)

Headset: Hope Gunsmoke
Stem: Sunline XC Black w/ Red Faceplate (not yet released)
Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite XC (maybe)
Grips: Sunline Logo Thick (Black)

Brakes: Hope Tech X2 w/braided hose & 185mm Saw rotors


Rear Shifter: Sram X9 Red 10s
Rear Derailleur: Sram X9 Red 10s
Derailleur Cables: Gore
Cassette: Hope 10 speed freehub effort
Chain: Sram 10s
Cranks: Middleburn X-Type black
Chainring: Raceface single. Rum red.
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Hope Ceramic Gunsmoke
Pedals: M545

Hub Skewers: Hope or Salsa rear red.
Rims: Stans ZTR 355 tubeless black.
Hubs: Hope Pro2
Nipples: DT Brass
Spokes: DT Comp silver
Tyres: Maxxis Medusa/Ignitor

Saddle: Charge spoon Ti Black

Seatpost: Thomson Layback Black
Seatpost Binder: Hope gunsmoke

Weight: ??

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:22 am 
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Nice colour combo.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Nice frame. Don't know anything about them but good tubing. Looks smart.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Snap :lol:

Not quite as blingin as your build but still nice.

I've changed a few bit's since this photo. This was it's first ride.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Nice build! I really can't wait to get it on 2 wheels! Im getting there too, as nearly got enough cash for the forks... Just need to sell some more stuff :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:47 pm 
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So i've finally got it built up!

I've borrowed my mates spare F100's & his front wheel just to get me on 2 wheels.

I've also decided against quite such a pimpy build - partly due to fundage issues... & partly due to impatience.

The spec below should be final, just waiting for a few things... new forks, i have the seatpost at work & those bars need to go.

Also need to remove the inner & outer chainrings, fit a 36t single, bash & chain device.

I have the matching front wheel to the rear, but as it's a 15mm bolt thru hub, i'm waiting for my new forks to arrive.

Frame: Kinesis Decade Virsa 20"

Fork: Fork F120 RLC 2011 QR15 (Kashima) - getting for xmas :)

Headset: Hope Gunsmoke
Stem: Sunline XC Black w/ Red Faceplate (not yet released)
Handlebar: Unsure
Grips: Sunline Logo Thick (Black)

Brakes: Hope Tech X2 w/braided hose & 185mm Saw rotors[/color]

Rear Shifter: Shimano XT 9s
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX 9s
Derailleur Cables: Gore
Cassette: Shimano HG80 SLX 9s 11-34
Chain: Shimano HG93
Cranks: Shimano SLX w/36t single ring & chain device of some sort.
Bottom Bracket: Hope Ceramic Gunsmoke
Pedals: M520

Hub Skewers: Hope rear Gunsmoke.
Rims: Stans ZTR 355 tubeless black.
Hubs: Hope Pro2
Nipples: DT Brass
Spokes: DT Comp silver
Tyres: Maxxis Medusa/Ignitor

Saddle: Charge spoon Ti Black[/color]
Seatpost: Thomson Layback Black
Seatpost Binder: Hope gunsmoke

Weight: ??


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