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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:34 pm 
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My 853 Nowt Special.... better pictures now, hurrah! :)

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Bespoke Reynolds 853 frame
Prototype Kowa 20mm (yes, really) to 160mm travel air forks
Hope headset
Thomson DH stem
Burgtec 'ride wide' DH bars
Oury lock-on grips
Brooklyn Machine Works grip stops

Hope M4 hydraulic disk brakes fr & Rr
SRAM X.0 shifter
SRAM X.0 rear mech
e-Thirteen chainguide
Gore Ride-On gear cable
SRAM DH 9-speed Cassette
SRAM chain
Middleburn RS7 cranks, bolts and 42t chainring
Superstar bottom bracket
Burgtec Penthouse Flats pedals

Mavic CrossMax SX wheels
Maxxis High Roller Fr and Minion Rr tyres with Maxxis tubes

Selle saddle
Thomson seatpost
Hope seat clamp


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:24 pm 
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I really like that! Looks like a really chuckable burly hardtail!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:57 pm 
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that looks very nice!

did you spec the frame yourself?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Lovely looking burly looking beast, i like bikes like tha, done a great job there :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:17 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
that looks very nice!

did you spec the frame yourself?


Yup, all my own work, including frame geo, huzzah! It's basically a downhill bike minus the rear suspension :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Kowa's are awesome forks. I'm lucky enough to have 2 of them hehe.
How does it work that one?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Norland_Cycles wrote:
Kowa's are awesome forks. I'm lucky enough to have 2 of them hehe.
How does it work that one?


Just been reading the links on your website earlier and that was the first I had heard of Kowa 8)

Who built this hardtail frame? UK Builder? Why no name attached is it a secret?

Looks good, almost too good, hard to make the lines out with the white glow on the pictures!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:25 pm 
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It was built by a UK framebuilder, Rick Kent via Caygill Cycles In North Yorkshire, he's now retired though. The Kowa's track amazingly well....however they do need a top up of air after you've not been on the bike for a while.


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Looks superbly made.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Thank you, it's my 'keeper' and will probably out-live me :)


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