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 Post subject: Another Kula! 2002
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Finally joined the dark side (discs and post 97 frame) after riding my trusty steel 97 cinder cone for a few years.

Bought the Kula frame from Nick C on here and within 48hrs was finding out what hydraulic discs and the Kula's Easton frame were like properly off road up here in the Peak Disctrict.
I was really surprised at how comfy it was expecting a bone jarring ride after being used to DB steel!!

Anyway a couple of pics from todays blast....


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my other retro ride... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Looking nice bud, the ride looks epic too! How are you finding discs?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:53 pm 
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cheers!
Yes Sheffielder's are lucky when it's sunny with all this on our doorstep!

re disc brakes-Now I'm used to that "dull" feeling as oppose to a really well set up V, I;m happy. No doubt the advantages especially up here when it gets wet the gritsone eats V pads in days!!

I'm using Hope minis (not mono minis) and really like them. Fitted new pads and bled them and seem really good. They probably need a good service or a rebuild though.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Nice to see it built and and so well too. Looks great.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:42 pm 
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Now it's time to start buying some additional parts and get the weight down. :wink:

Also love the transport too, the ultimate bikers V-dub possibly? Is there room to sleep in the cab?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:56 pm 
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hmm not sure where to save the weight apart from rear cassette/chain, bars, (eventually will upgrade the flexy SIDs but that'll only bring weight with it) without compromising strength as I really do enjoy hammering the trails here.

The VW DOKA T3 is a bit of a rarity especially these days.Most succumbed to early graves at the hands of careless builders and tree surgeons, but luckily this model from Berlin originally, had been used with a demountable camper unit on the back (why not get a VW camper??) so the flat bed's pristine.
You could sleep on the rear bench although it's a little cramped for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:25 am 
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Slight cosmetic update...

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The Ritchey stem matches quite nicely as does the Spoon saddle



I wanted to break up the whiteness a little so opted for some world champion stripes :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:18 pm 
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Very subtle, but looks good. It did have a Ritchey wet white bar on it in a previous life, did I send you the picture?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:29 pm 
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oh yeah, I think so, if it was the pic on a workstand?

Early reports on the Charge saddle are good by the way. Still almost white even :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:17 pm 
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Yes the workstand pic was the one.

I've got a white Selle Italia I'll test this weekend on a ride around Skiddaw. Might be that I won't be able to sit down for a few days following!


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