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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:01 pm 
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OK, just a dedicated thread to the final pics on this......all taken on the bimble home this evening...

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And finally a big thank you to Gil_m and Beep Beep for the help with the decals...

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I swapped the Brooklyn pedals for SPD's for my first proper commute on it, I like my SPuDs. Also swapped the Ringle Holey seat collar for a modern Hope one as the seat tube kept slipping with the former.

Think I've over done it today, took it easy but haven't been on a bike properly for a very long time..... time to burn off the spare tyre around my mid-riff!

It handles amazingly well, feels more like a mountain bike to a road bike, it's a mix of geometry between the two as I want to be able to take the bike off road as well with out any problems. Plenty of mud clearance fore and aft, can't fault it.

Here's the run down:

Frame: FTW Columbus Bespoke
Fork: FTW Columbus Bespoke
Headset: Hope integrated
Stem: Ringle Zooka inc Chris King headset spacers
Handlebar: Race Face Air-Alloy
Grips: Oury Lock-ons with Brooklyn Machine Works end caps
Brakes: Paul Component Moto-Lites (the rear has a Cog Hog as opposed to a metal tube)
Brake Pads: Kool Stops
Brake Cables: Gore Ride On fully sealed
Brake Levers: Altek with Tioga brake boots
Shifters: Dura Ace thumbies mounted on Paul Components thumbie-mounts
Front Derailleur: M900 XTR
Rear Derailleur: Modern XT with Cog Hog
Derailleur Cables: Gore Ride-On fully sealed
Cassette: SRAM DH cassette
Chain: SRAM
Cranks: L&M XC cranks
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Middleburn
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: XT
Pedals: Shimano Spd thingies and Brooklyn Shin Burgers depending on the mood.
Hub Skewers: Ringle Cam-twists
Rims: DT Swiss TK540 29'ers
Hubs: Royce
Nipples: DT Swiss
Spokes: DT Revolutions
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Dureme
Tubes: Schwalbe
Saddle: Brooks Swift
Seatpost: Ringle Moby
Seatpost Binder: Hope (was originally a Ringle Holey & cam-twist)
Plus the Ringle H2O bottle cage.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Somehow feckin' lush doesn't seem too cover how perfect that looks! Amazing job mate. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Location: Looking at my bike from the comfort of my sofa!!
:shock: .....stunning.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Very nice. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:43 pm 
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what max tyre width can the rear and and fork accomodate?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:40 pm 
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45mm on the back, probably a 55 on the front.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Still not liking that saddle the rest of the bike is stunning tho. Guess brooks saddles are one of those things, you either get it or you dont.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:55 pm 
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poweredbypies wrote:
Still not liking that saddle the rest of the bike is stunning tho. Guess brooks saddles are one of those things, you either get it or you dont.


I know what you're saying, it was a long and hard decision choosing between a Flite or a Brooks..... I chose the path less walked to see what they're like, not bad so far admittedly but not as comfy as a Flite....yet, bedding -in time at the moment.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Those forks look better every time I see them, love the slender and delicate look of them. Are they franks aswell?

Ignore me I'm a muppet should have read rather than just looked at the piccys :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Beautifull bike
Fantastic Photography
Well Done


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