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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:30 pm 
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So I got home at 2:30 and this far....

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Hope headset fitted using my homemade headset tool

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Then a couple of easy bits
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And now time to begin taking the MsIsle apart to donate the rest!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:09 pm 
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Looking good.. 8)

Is your fork steerer a 1-1/8" or tapered?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:05 pm 
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1-1/8 on the pikes.

Bike up on wheels, just drivetrain to go after dinner. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:17 pm 
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It's done :D

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Really happy with it, just been for a quick nip round the block and absolutely love it!

For the time being I have a large stack of headset spacers as my steerer was way too long. Will see how I get on and may look at trimming it down a bit :)

Roll on my commute in the morning.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:23 pm 
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This looks cracking mate...they're lovely frames those carbon 456's.

Glad you mentioned the spacers :roll: !

What are panning on doing with the Orange?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:28 pm 
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The MsIsle frame is going up for sale. A friend and a user on here have first refusals.

Yea need to drop the spacers. But want to keep it that the bars will clear the top tube. Will do some playing with spacers to see what I can get away with.

Also not 100% sure about shifter cable routing, I've mimicked the fully built ones available but will see how it goes.

Just want to get out riding on it.

On a seperate note the click of my hope hub is less tiny now too lol.


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That's looking very good... 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Thanks Steve.

Feels really good to ride, bit more give to soak up bumps at the back compared to the MsIsle.. But when you pedal it just wants to go and go and go :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:16 am 
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Lovely commute to work today!

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And by the time I got to the bike rack a nice splattering across the bike

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:39 am 
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Good stuff....it's snowing pretty heavily here too.

I'm working from home today and am quite tempted to take the Tazer out or a quick blast at lunch time.

Can't wait to get out early to Cannock tomorrow either.


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