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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:42 pm 
Old School Hero
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,got the frame from ebay and only just received it!!(thanks yodel :x )its been resprayed and had intense stickers put on :? had most of the components already but had to buy wheels and cranks,nearly finished now,just need a bottom pull front mech and a couple of outers,lots of different year parts on here now,
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2001 bombers
v12 pedals
lx chainset
xt 8 spd rear mech
deore hubs
richey rims
98 xt shifters/levers
avid bb7 disc brakes 203/160

so happy xmas to me!! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:11 am 
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Looks alright for a good blast out on. Something you can run as it is now and then upgrade in the future. Enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Can't beat some domestic animals in photos :wink:
Looks like a fun bike, any photos of the complete bike?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:49 pm 
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haha!! cheers guys,i built it in about two hours,i have just bought the cables i need,and a front mech so it will be finished soon as i get some free time,so xmas will be ideal!!lock myself in the shed and get on with it!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:50 pm 
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superstu wrote:
Can't beat some domestic animals in photos :wink:
Looks like a fun bike, any photos of the complete bike?


hmmm yes,the bone cupboard is right above the bike,hence the interest when i get near it!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:28 pm 
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bert uk wrote:
superstu wrote:
Can't beat some domestic animals in photos :wink:
Looks like a fun bike, any photos of the complete bike?


hmmm yes,the bone cupboard is right above the bike,hence the interest when i get near it!! :lol:


I guessed they weren't Marin fans!!
Looking forward to seeing it built up 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:33 pm 
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couple of pics here of the finished item!!had to get a new cassette cos of chain jump and also the stem is an adjustable one cos i had that feeling of going over the bars riding position,all ok now,was going out today but ive been ill today :cry: ,ah well one more day off work ,so i might have time to ride it tomorrow!! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Some parts I'd change, but good to build it up and go see what you like and dislike.

Shouldnt need a saddle that big with suspension though!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:03 pm 
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any feedback i get is most welcome,well seeing as i havent really tested it yet i cant really say what does and doesnt work,the saddle is quite big.a bonus for my old bones, :lol: ill start plush and go from there,i need another chainset already,the one on there is too big,or chainrings,but itll do for now.cheers. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:52 am 
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bert uk wrote:
i need another chainset already,the one on there is too big,or chainrings

If you've changed the cassette I'd change the chainrings and chain to ensure everything wears together. An old chain will chew through the cassette.

Otherwise I'd agree, saddle isn't aesthetically the nicest but if you like it then that's all that matters. Not a fan of those adjustable stems, but if you now know that's the height and rise you want you should be able to find one similar for next to nothing.

I'd remove the stickers on the main frame and show off the paintwork. :D


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