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 Post subject: Carbon 456
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Treated myself at long last to a new frame.

It's been 14 years since my last new frame so about time really.

18" on-one 456 carbon frame in black and red. Can't believe how light it is give how overbuilt the bottom bracket and headtube are to allow rather heavy use like the regular 456 steel frames, the carbon one came in at 1460g (3.2lb) without the rear dropouts fitted.

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Most parts will be donated from my current MsIsle build with the parts that won't fit being replaced.

Seatpost at the ready, thomson elite in 31.6 x 410.
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Awaiting parts already ordered from chain reaction, then time to break up the MsIsle.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Nice...

I'd better pull my finger out and get mine built.

Interesting how your LH rear drop out is different to mine.... Wonder if its anything to do with yours being an 18 and mine a 20??

Looking forward to seek g where our builds go..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I have the one that positions the caliper on the seat stay rather than between the seat stay and chain stay.

Its fine by me as I'm going to be using mono m4s so was concerned if they'd fit between the stays.

Think which you get is luck of the drawer.

Hoping to get this all together by the weekend providing my chain reaction order turns up with the headset.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:45 pm 
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What headset did you opt for?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Hope pick and mix. Seemed the only decent quality option that hadn't had some rather questionable reviews.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Lets see it built up. :D
Having browsed bikeradar I do like seeing ow different the builds on these can be. Allows some individuality which is always a good thing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Mine will be pretty simple for now... Look at my MsIsle build but with a different frame.

Everything else will be done in time.

Been challenged to get fit for next years mountain mayhem so lots of weight to loose and fitness to improve.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Chain reaction order sat at home waiting for me... Three guesses what I'll be doing this afternoon!


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You need to get home.... NOW! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:59 pm 
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2pm finish for me today... The joy of early shift... So rather than putting a few miles in this afternoon it's straight home to play with the new bits!


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