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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:42 am 
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So, I finally finished this build bloody ages ago.

It was previously posted under this thread but thought i'd post a fresh one.

It saw me to work every day through the winter... culminating in the rear brake caliper disintegrating due to the ravages or salt... the boys in barnoldswick replaced this under warranty so all good!
Took me a while to decide which bars to go with. I wanted something wide(ish) as i love the 720mm bars on my Pitch. The Sunlines fit the bill perfectly.

All I need to do is buy a black layback post, but the silver one from my Lava Dome doesn't look too out of place for now.

Oh and maybe replace the 9s with 10s...

Frame: Kinesis Decade Virsa 20"

Fork: Fork F120 RLC 2011 QR15 (Kashima)

Headset: Hope Gunsmoke
Stem: Sunline XC Black w/ Red Faceplate
Handlebar: Sunline V1 711
Grips: Sunline Logo Thick (Black)

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

Rear Shifter: Shimano XT 9s
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX 9s
Cassette: Shimano HG80 SLX 9s 11-34
Chain: Shimano HG93
Cranks: Shimano SLX
Chainring: Raceface Single Ring 36t Rum red
Chain Device: E13 XCX (White)
Bottom Bracket: Hope Ceramic Gunsmoke
Pedals: M520

Hub Skewers: Rear, Hope Gunsmoke. Front, Fox/Shimano QR15
Rims: Stans ZTR 355 tubeless black.
Hubs: Hope Pro2 (Red)
Nipples: DT Brass
Spokes: DT Comp silver
Tyres: Front, Maxxis Ignitor 2.35". Rear, Maxxis Ardent 2.25"

Saddle: Charge spoon Ti Black
Seatpost: Thomson Layback Silver
Seatpost Binder: Hope gunsmoke

Weight: 27lb ish

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:59 pm 
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forgot i'd posted this up!
doesn't look quite so shiny after over a years hard grift.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:14 am 
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Not a lot of love for my decade it would seem. Gave it a damn hard thrashing today at hamsterley forest, folded my chainring on the first descent, so quick nip back to 'Wood n Wheels' at the trailhead & he even let me use his workshop to bolt my new ring back on!
Here's what it looks like these days...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:12 am 
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What exactly happened to the brakes? Nice neat frame as well. How tall are you btw, 20" frame and that seat would be up around my throat!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:21 am 
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Very nice indeed. I'm putting the finishing touches to mine at the moment. She's shaping up pretty nicely, but I think yours might look better :-o


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am 
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valve bouncer wrote:
What exactly happened to the brakes? Nice neat frame as well. How tall are you btw, 20" frame and that seat would be up around my throat!

If you're referring to the fact the brakes have changed... I bought a hope v-twin for my genesis croix de fer, got it with m4 calipers and swapped them with the x2's from this.

I'm 6'2". When I climb, the seat goes up higher than pictured!

Cheers for the comments!


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