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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:29 am 
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Here's a 1 x 9 XC bike that I built for a friend, he's collecting it this week after I finish setting up the indexing and fitted new decals to the fork. Only the seatpost is stock to the frame, and I'm pretty happy with the paintwork and overall looks and feel - nice & light, fast & skippy!

Thanks to everyone on here who supplied me a few bits for this project... it may just be a 'humble' Claude Butler, but the frame is really light with very trick chainstays, huge cowled drop-outs and a well reinforced down/headtube gusset. Plus all the cable routing is well though out and (possibly through sheer luck) it handles really nicely with the forks and stem/bar set-up as shown!

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Frame: Claude Butler 7005 T6 Aluminium (from the forum then stripped and 'celeste' powdercoated)
Decals: designed by Jonathan Fisher, printed by Gil M
Fork: MZ Bomber Air 80mm (from the forum... new decals in the post!)

Headset: FSA (new and from the forum)
Top Cap: Ritchey (new - CRC)
Stem: Tranz-X 50mm (from the forum)
Handlebar: Profile 660mm risers (from the forum then stripped and white powdercoated)
Grips: Lizard Skins Moab lock-on (new - CRC)

Brakes: Deore M510 v-brake (from the forum)
Brake Pads: Shimano S70T (from the forum)
Brake Cables: new with white outers (eBay)
Brake Levers: Deore M510 v-brake (from the forum)

Shifter: Deore XT M751 (from the forum)
Bashring: Shimano (new and from the forum)
Rear Derailleur: Deore M510 (from the forum)
Derailleur Cable: new with white outer (eBay)
Cassette: Shimano HG50 11-34, 9 speed (from the forum)
Chain: KMX X9 (from the forum)
Cranks: Truvativ Blaze (from the forum - thanks Mark!)
Crank Bolts: Truvativ (from the forum - thanks Mark!)
Chainring: Shimano 32t steel (new)
Chainring bolts: cro-mo (from the spares box)
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer (from the forum - thanks Mark!)
Pedals: Azonic flat (from elpedro666)

Hub Skewers: Specialized (from the spares box)
Rims: Mavic 220 (from the forum)
Hubs: Shimano STX-RC (from the forum)
Nipples: brass (from the forum)
Spokes: Sapim DB (from the forum)
Tyres: Specialized Pro Resolution Aramid folding bead 26 x 2.10" (from the forum - swapped for some slicks!)
Tubes: Kenda (new)

Saddle: Selle Viper (from Dad's Giant SCR3)
Seatpost: stock Kalin 26.8mm (from the forum)
Seatpost Binder: unknown 31.8mm bolt (spares box)

Chainstay Protector: Race Face (spares box)

Weight: c.24.5lbs

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:49 am 
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I have to say that looks awesome! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:14 pm 
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Beautiful!

That looks really clean, and I love the colour.

Do you ever find yourself spinning-out with the 32t front 'ring?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:15 pm 
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chriscl wrote:
Beautiful!

That looks really clean, and I love the colour.

Do you ever find yourself spinning-out with the 32t front 'ring?


I have same set up on another bike and yes I do, but also not pushing uphill as much!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:40 am 
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Looks fantastic your mate must be chuffed to bits :D Love the Celeste paint :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:44 am 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Looks fantastic your mate must be chuffed to bits :D Love the Celeste paint :D


cheers dude... yeah he's very excited, especially about ruining it with the neon green Halo tyres that he bought a few weeks back for his old bike :shock: :evil: :roll: :lol:


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Some people just can't be helped bless em' :lol: :lol: But it is giving me a good feeling about my Cinder cone 98 retromod :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:03 am 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Some people just can't be helped bless em' :lol: :lol: But it is giving me a good feeling about my Cinder cone 98 retromod :D :D


how come? you doing a 1x9 version?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:07 am 
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Non just looking at a similar colour pastel blue or green or maybe cream really anything but eggplant :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:13 am 
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Looks fab. Loving the stickers!


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