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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:02 am 
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retro73 wrote:
You have done an amazing job polishing, any more pics ???


Thanks :)

Will post some more pics up of the frame and some more parts i have purchased.

It is going to get polished some more as i would like to achieve mirror finish. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:35 am 
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Cool look forward to the pics :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:37 pm 
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retro73 wrote:
Cool look forward to the pics :)

Dave


Sorry no new pics of the frame but got the front and rear mech sorted. Also some nice spacers from superstar.

I cant believe how light the SLX range is :shock: The rear mech is 15g heaver than the XT that was taken off but it is so robust. This stuff feels bomb proof.


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So the slx is 15g heavier than the original mech ???? :( Whats the weight difference between the cranks ???


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retro73 wrote:
So the slx is 15g heavier than the original mech ???? :( Whats the weight difference between the cranks ???


the SLX crank set and the BB combined are a lot lighter because the old BB is a sealed cartridge BB. The Hollow tech BB is very light. Will post a full weight breakdown on parts on completion.


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 11:27 am 
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Hello again

It has been a while since my last post i have saving to get my largest spend out of the way.

Got a pair of Mavic cross ride UB factory set. The claimed weight for the pair is 1700 grams. :shock: I got them to be a little over with skewers and rim tape. The flat spokes look very strange.

Also i did decide to go full SLX and finished off with the triggers.

Finally i have purchased a park home mechanic stand wich is a serious bit of kit.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Hello

for My next purchase i thought i would look at saddle and post.

I have had my eye the SDG range for a while now as i have one on my Commencal and the shape and size seems to suit me well. The I-FLY and I-Beam system seemed to suit this build and ticked all the boxes for me. (easy)
Or so i thought. :shock:

The seat post size is a 27.0.
Out of all companys out there only a handfull seem to stock/make this size anymore, And getting one in carbon was a nightmare.

Will i have the same problem with seat clamp size ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:15 am 
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Just purchased a Richey v comp post and a ragley cheeky saddle.

Post weight:277 grams.

saddle weight:219 grams.

Never bought any ragley products before, the seat looks wicked, and a very low overall weight.


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Those Ritchey seatposts are really nice, just got one myself.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:23 am 
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Can we get a "nearly finished" photo of the complete bike?!


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