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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Made up my own headset spacers :wink: but i'll probably get some proper ones. The brake is just a cheap one I had in the spares box. Just taken it round the block and the lefty is perfect, setup is spot on for my weight and it's not as weird riding it as I though it would be :D . I definately prefer it to the fatty, still need to give it a proper clean but these are the pics of it as it stands now.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Added a front brake now and got a red anodised turbo wastegate bung for the steerer tube/stem thanks to discodave who had one at his car garage. Only took a little bit of reducing for a nice snug fit 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:42 pm 
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awsome bike 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Cheers Steve and thankyou for you're modification to that anodised cap for it. Didn't realise you were on here mate


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:54 pm 
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yer i nose about on here every now and again :D
need to update my thread on the giant with my new bits


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fantastic, always fancied one.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:56 pm 
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jskdog wrote:
Gonna stick a cheap mechanical disc brake on tommorow and eventually might get a disc adapter for the rear.


You can pick up a replacement rear with disc tabs pretty cheap!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Bit more done, painted the whole rear adaptor. Put matching tyres on, unfortunately still got the cheap rear wheel but it will do for now! I have to say though I think the V brakes had more power then these cheapy mechanical discs.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:12 pm 
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Looking 8)

Shameless plug to some new cannondale cable discs which may offer more power :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Those brakes do look nice, id be tempted but I have XT combo brake/shifters so only need calipers.


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