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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Looks lovely! Can't wait to see it complete.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:43 pm 
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That looks lovely - and in good nick too. I never saw one in the flesh when they were first out, but do remember the Dirt review.

Looking forward to seeing the finished bike.


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Tomorrow i shall be mostly......making all the bushes plus a complete spare set :D :D :D


Hurrah!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:53 pm 
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Woohoo, 3 hours on the lathe job done :D
Just the lower shock bushes to do at some point as i didn't have enough stainless steel round bar :roll:

Linkage pivot bushes are all made from phosphur bronze which is self lubricating(to a point).

My mate Jason has done a superb job, allbeit using dimensions supplid by me, there is now no play anywhere 8)


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Great work, and now it lives?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:19 pm 
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It needs wheels :D but not too far off now :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:22 pm 
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I'm still really feeling the love for this. Great uodate.

Do you think it will be light enough to ride to the top of the hill before ripping it back down again?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Thats the plan :D
I need to find a cassette with a good range, ideally 11-30 any ideas anybody?

Wheels should be built in the next 2 weeks.
Syncros DPS32 24" rims in white
Marzocchi QR20 PLUS front hub in black
Ringle std qr rear hub in black
Double butted silver spokes and built 3 cross.

Got to use 24" as i can only run a maximum tyre size of 1.9 in the rear if i use 26" and thats simply not wide enough :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Wheels are on route :D :D :D :D
Need a short cage M952 rear mech and a M952 rear shifter without a window :D
Oh, and a chain and a 11-30 cassette of some sort :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:27 pm 
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The wheels arrived today from Cannondaleking(thankyou Dan :wink: ) and they are sweet 8)
Its a bit dark out but here are a couple of pics to give you an idea of how she looks :D


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