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 Post subject: macmahone the lion heart
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:21 pm 
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frame arrived today from keitht, sir you are a star :D
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seat and post added
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cranks and bb. cranks will get a gentle polish to try and remove the light scratches.
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rear wheel and tyre fitted
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then i got a bit carried away and forgot to take any more progress shots :oops:
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weighs in at 31lbs ish which is very nice as it has some heavy ass dj3's and steel belted tyres. these will be changed as funds become available. will also change the hayes callipers for avid bb7's when i can get a rear one cheap enough (have a front but trying to keep a coherent build unlike my usual ones lol)

some nice details

ti plate to aid pedalling.......apparently :lol:
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proper head badge 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:56 pm 
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Great looking frame, build quality looks excellent. Ti plate is a nice touch. Think I'd have gone with som lighter forks, maybe Rebas or Fox Floats.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:00 pm 
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some lighter forks are definitely the next move. the dj3's come in at around 6.5lbs but they are the only ones i have with short enough travel.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:46 pm 
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How much travel does it have? Tis a belter frame, love it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Um... lovely!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:59 pm 
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cheers guys. apparently its the only one in the uk.

100mm travel both ends

seat clamp is crazy! its just a band of carbon fibre and weighs just 10 grams!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:09 pm 
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Oh thats where that frame went.
I thought it was meant for more travel!

6.5Lb?! My 04 ones weigh just a bit more than that, what year are these?

Maybe get some lime marz? (white forks look good though.)
Liking it, glad your doing it all proper and that.
Headtube badge is nice.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:45 pm 
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I too had my eye on this frame, glad to see it went to a good home.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:31 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Oh thats where that frame went.
I thought it was meant for more travel!

6.5Lb?! My 04 ones weigh just a bit more than that, what year are these?

Maybe get some lime marz? (white forks look good though.)
Liking it, glad your doing it all proper and that.
Headtube badge is nice.


they are 07/08 oem ones so king heavy. just gold hold of some suntour raidons which are way lighter but need some mods to make em work with the scheme.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:25 am 
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now with new forks and handle bars.

weight is 28.7lbs now.

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took it for a quick spin through my local woods and what a beast! so agile and just enough travel to take the sting out of the trail


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