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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:31 am 
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very nice.

little bruv just bought me a black and red charge for xmas, but it didn't have the red stitching or plastic


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So an hour or so fiddling today, and it's all built and ready to ride... 8)

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I opted for the xtr cranks in the end, and I think the colour suits the rest of the build nicely.. It feels really really considering its so big. Not weighed it yet but I reckon about 11kgs ish..

Verrry happy with the build, will look into a newer cassette in the future, but really that's about it. Might get a chance to ride it in the next day or two, but need to go mental with the heli tape before that happens.. :)


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Looking really good Steve. Love the finished look.

Get out and ride it, I'm sure you'll be pleased with it!


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They're good looking bikes these carbon 456's, really nice.

Are you going to fit a chain device or just see how you get on without one?


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Beautiful. Loving the thumb shifter, great little touch.


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ChrisBrown81 wrote:
Beautiful. Loving the thumb shifter, great little touch.


Cheers fella,

Gotta love a thumbie. Give me one of them over a modern shifter, any day. It'll happily run 9sp on friction, too.. 8) would've preferred an old suntour one, but that's just because they're 25g lighter :oops:

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They're good looking bikes these carbon 456's, really nice.

Are you going to fit a chain device or just see how you get on without one?


Thanks fella,

No plans to fit a chain device, just plenty of protection to that chainstay. Should I be thinking about one, then??


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I was thinking more about dropped chains when riding over anything rough. You can get soe really light jobs that bolt on a bit like a front derailleur rather than a DH type thing.


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I know the ones you mean - will they not hamper a front mech if I decide to add more speeds up front, at a later date?


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GT-Steve wrote:
I know the ones you mean - will they not hamper a front mech if I decide to add more speeds up front, at a later date?


Yeah, it's one or the other. You'd need to take it off if you decided to run more than on front chainring.

Some people manage together away without a chain device, others seem to suffer from constant dropped chains. I guess it depends on you local terrain etc.


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What diameter is the seat tube Steve? I have a third eye chainwatcher in 31.8mm that would do the job combined with a bash guard.


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