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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:48 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: Penarth
Not sure of the year....build list

Frame: Vicious Cycles Metal Guru (TB 853)

Fork: Vicious Cycles

Headset: Chris King Rasta
Stem: Thomson X2
Handlebar: Burgtec RideWide
Grips: Oury Lock-on
Barplugs: Hope

Brakes: XTR M950
Brake Pads: XTR at the mo.
Brake Cables: XT
Brake Levers: XTR M950


Cassette: Surly 15T
Chain: KMC X9-SL
Cranks: RaceFace Turbine
Crank Bolts: Midlleburn QR
Chainring: RaceFace 32T
Chainring bolts: Stronglight (narrow)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-72
Pedals: M960

Hub Skewers: Halo Bolt-0n
Rims: Mavic XC717
Hubs: Black Hope Pro3
Tyres: Ritchey Zmin

Saddle: SDG Formula FXR
Seatpost: Jim Kish Titanium (Thomson clamp)
Seatpost Binder: Salsa Lip-lock

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Nice, one of my fave bikes of all time .

That forks looks long though :?

If I didn't spend all my cash on modern road bikes I'd probably get one :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:00 pm 
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nice 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:17 am 
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8) thats right up my street, great looking bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Nice! How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:10 am 
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MynameisCasper wrote:
Nice! How does it ride?


Can't really say yet as I have only ridden it on the road but it feels superbly balanced and very light on it's feet.

LBS weighed it today and it came in at 20lbs (not that I'm a weight weenie, they wanted to know :lol: )


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:49 pm 
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" light on it's feet"?
My grandma used to use that euphemism... :wink:
Very nice though, Carl!
I'm feeling inspired to send mine off for a respray...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:18 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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suburbanreuben wrote:
" light on it's feet"?
My grandma used to use that euphemism... :wink:
Very nice though, Carl!
I'm feeling inspired to send mine off for a respray...


We use that term in the wine trade a bit....you know....a nice Frappato from Sicily..or a St Laurent from Austria, maybe a Oeillades from St Chinian etc...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:13 am 
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A few hours off-road yesterday and now I know why Nick said a Guru
will put an involuntary grin on your face.....this is a gas to ride :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:25 am 
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i keep wanting to love the look of this bike. it just doesn't flow for me :? cant put my finger on it.

they always tend to be the bikes that ride the best though. cant beat a rigid ss through the singletrack. so pleasing to ride.


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