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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Decided to treat myself after wanting a modern bike for the last year.

Lucky to find one I think. Must have been about the last in my size for a 2011 model.

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As strange as it sounds, I was looking to build a bike analogous to my Pace. Modern (for the time), frame design, materials, rigid, lightweight.

Of course, its a tenuous analogy, but that's kind of where I'm going with it.

I've changed over a few parts to suit me. I don't like hardtails, I prefer fully rigid or full suss.

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Makes for a nice light build, but plenty scope to get more weight off it in the future. Good start though I think.

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I'll run it as-is for now and figure what I want to do with it next, barring the obvious; cables and trim the steerer once I'm happy with the stem height.

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So far, i've changed the following, some parts were default to being spares I had not in use.
Forks (Exotic)
Seatpost (KCNC)
Saddle (SLR 135)
Post clamp (KCNC)
Stem (Thomson)
Bars (RaceFace)
Pedals (Exotic Ti).

Once I've got a few bits of modern-type tooling, one of the first things will be to sort out the cables and tidy it up a bit. I've also got a tubeless kit for it still to set-up.

Would be grateful for comments and suggestions from folk.

Cheers,

Ally.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Wowwwwwww wicked looking , how's it to ride??


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:52 pm 
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A Scott Scale with rigid!!!! Good man, what's it weigh??


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:18 pm 
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Very nice, don't see many rigid scales! Bet it's quick as ****!

Interested to know what it weighs!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:25 pm 
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nice build

looks like it should go like a rocket

stubbsy :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:24 pm 
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they look ace 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Gorgeous looking machine 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Nice one.

Are you sure it's your size? IMO that seatpost is sticking out a lot, but maybe it's just because of the frame's general shape.
I have the same post on my Copperhead now, and on mine the entire number and half of the "-" is inside the seat tube.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Many thanks folks.

Don't know what it weighs yet, I'll need to wait till i'm back at work to get it on the scales. I'm expecting/hoping around the 9kg mark. Can't be far off that at the moment. I'll update when I've got an acurate weight.

Think I'll be looking at the gearing once my funds have recovered. Would like to fit a smaller cassette and a shorter cage rear mech.

It's a good start though I think and I will ride it as it is now to see where I will go with any changes.

Thanks again though: always good to hear nice comments.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:37 pm 
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Love it (although I would say that as I have the same bike), looks good with the rigid forks too, be interested to see what it comes out at in regards to the weight.


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