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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:44 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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2012 Custom full fillet brazed 853 Dave Yates

I wanted the frame to be as clean looking as possible & the theme for the build was as much UK made or at least stuff from UK companies

PS Yes I do know the brake hoses are a tad long, that's on the list of fettling!

PPS Yes I know I could have gone with Pace forks, but I didn't :P

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Frame: Fully fillet brazed Reynolds 853 main tubes, Columbus Zona chainstays, Reynolds 525 seat stays & head tube
Forks: Rockshox Reba RL 120mm
Bars: USE Atom Carbon
Stem: Hope 90mm x 0°, 25.4mm clamp
Headset: Hope
Grips: Superstar
Bar Plugs: Hope

Front Brake: Hope Tech X2
Front disc: Hope Floating rotor 183mm
Rear Brake: Hope Tech X2
Rear Disc: Hope Floating rotor 183mm
Hoses: Braided

Shifters: Sram X0
Cables: Shimano XTR
Front Mech: Shimano XTR
Rear Mech: Sram X0 medium cage

Seat: Charge Spoon Ti rails
Seat Post: USE Sumo Carbon
Seat Post Clamp: Hope

Cranks: Middleburn RS8 X type
Chainring(s): Middleburn hardcote 26t/39t
Chain: KMC 9X SL
Cassette: Shimano XTR
Pedals: Shimano XTR
Bottom Bracket: Hope Stainless Steel

Front Wheel
Rim: Mavic XC717 Disc silver
Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution
Hub: Hope Pro II Evo
Tube: Schwalbe lightweight
Tire: Charge Splashback 1.8"

Back Wheel
Rim: Mavic XC717 Disc silver
Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution
Hub: Hope Pro II Evo
Tube: Schwalbe lightweight
Tire: Charge Splashback 1.8"

Weight: 24.75 lb/11.2 Kg

Other info: head angle 68.5° Seat angle 70°
Completely unique (yeah it's a custom frame...) as Dave has never used his signature on the downtube on any other bike (he quite likes it too!)
Curved seatstay bridge
No chainstay bridge
73mm BB shell
Front facing slot in seat tube
Cable mounts for dropper post


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Finally! Love love love it, really liking the steep sloping top tube. That's right up my street, a thing of beauty.
Looking forward to some close ups of the fillets.
Nice work on the build 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Looking really nice Andy.

What's the other set of tabs for?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Beautiful ~ particularly liking the drop-outs and rear disc mounting. What are the extra hose guides for on the left side of the top tube? Time to hit the trails and give it a good thrashing!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:54 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I'm assuming its a spare cable run for a dropper seat post remote?

Love it. A modern classic


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:57 pm 
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That was all i could think of...............but a dropper post on an XC bike? :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Even xc riders go downhill sometimes :)


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Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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Cheers guys, just been on a quick road ride as a shake down, & need a couple of tweaks to the riding position as well as tighten the grips up a tad!

It feels really comfy & nimble, should be a hoot on singletrack trails :D

Yeah the 2nd set of guides are for a dropper post when I run one, thought it best to get the mounts fitted as I do like the dropper post on my Cube.

They're very useful bits of kit for descending as you can move about on the bike much more freely


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