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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Shifters landed today :)

Trying to weigh up what to do with the wheels. New hub for the front or just sell the wheels and get a pair of new ones? Will have to get looking as it's the only missing piece of the puzzle.


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hope the shifters are as expected bud?

hmm that is a tricky one
are different forks out of the question?
whats the worth of the wheels?
i mean can you get something that you want with the cash from the wheels if you sell?
i suspect getting a new hub and getting new wheels would probably be about a similar timeframe

wheels are quite nice with the silver rim and black spokes/hub
another option could be all black?
but you have silver on the forks

sorry i think you asked the wrong person, im the most indecisive human alive


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Shifters will do nicely bud :)

Going to stick with the forks I've just got for now. In the longer term the forks I like the look of are all bolt through axle. Bid on a hub on eBay so if I win then I'll just rebuild the front wheel with the different hub. Otherwise think I'll sell the wheels I have and buy a new pair.


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well the wheels will go nice
but if you dont get that hib i think your plan is good

how about a mock up build?


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'Won' a 20mm Superstar hub on eBay last night, so that's one more thing sorted. Just need to swop it on to the front wheel I have now. Getting there but it'll still be a week or so before the bike starts coming together.


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Forks have landed! They're in the back of the car awaiting fitting. However, I'm at Disney on Ice so it'll have to wait :(


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Few more bits put on the frame:

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wheel matches cranks well
didnt you just sell similar forks??

hope you didnt go to disney on ice on your own! :lol:


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Haha, Disney on ice on my own would have been wrong. Went with the kids, wife and mother in law.

I had some Marz XC600s that were 140mm. These are more free-ridey forks with 150mm travel, thicker stantions/legs etc. Wheels go but they're not bolt through. Could be some chopping and changing of wheels soon!


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didnt you win that hub?
those wheels are growing on me!

is that the stock specialized stem on there? 8)


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