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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:03 pm 
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The fenders are much more function over form, we're heading into winter.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:59 pm 
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I'm really liking the look of the fenders, gives it touch of a classic French tourer. The polished/chrome finish balances great with the red anodizing.

Right on!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:47 pm 
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This is how it should have looked all along!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:14 pm 
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I agree wholeheartedly Mickster, took a while to get the fenders fitted but it all turned out good in the end....maybe a swept back bar with a slightly longer Ringle stem next, dunno yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Nah, some FTW made Lauterwasser-style bars, clearly.
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Lee has Frank doing a ton of really cool stuff right now.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:33 pm 
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I know he has! They may be too much of a back sweep, needs to be fettled! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:41 pm 
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i have to say i'm really glad you changed the cranks, i don't mind L+M but didn't like the huge amount of red there.

i like the look of the bike without mudguards but also like the look with them, i do agree with the above rack comment, sometimes the rack completes the practical look of a bike, that said if you don't need it don't bother.

i must admit that even though i didn't choose Frank to build my custom bike i still like the idea of having something from him at somepoint, and something like this is something i would consider as a replacement of my cross bike which doesn't get ridden too much, it's mostly used as a winter road bike and hack bike on the streets but i prefer straight bar set up so something along these lines would be cool

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Frank asked if I wanted rack mounts, I declined, I use a courier bag when I'm out and about saw no need for a rack mount, and still don't if I'm honest. The bike ticks all of the boxes I asked for, I can use it on the roads for work, I can ride it off road with knobbly 29'r tyres, I can blast around the local parks with a plomb, it's got amazingly quick handling, feels more like a mountain bike to a road bike which to me is more confidence inspiring.


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Frank asked if I wanted rack mounts, I declined, I use a courier bag when I'm out and about saw no need for a rack mount, and still don't if I'm honest. The bike ticks all of the boxes I asked for, I can use it on the roads for work, I can ride it off road with knobbly 29'r tyres, I can blast around the local parks with a plomb, it's got amazingly quick handling, feels more like a mountain bike to a road bike which to me is more confidence inspiring.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:23 am 
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nice bike,

what is the lenght of the ringle stem?
seems rather short?

grtz, danny


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