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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:45 am 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Have been toying with the idea of getting the quakes done orange or if i could get the decals redone in orange that would be fine. I do have some mark 1 fsa afterburners that i could use but want. To polish them up and the spiders a very tight fit.

EDIT : thought i would add a piccy of the proper side to be piccy'd :D annoyed i marked the saddle :(


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:57 am 
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Thanks, see her in all her glory now!
Beautiful CNC work on the chain stays and joints, bikemeister2000 praised these frames highly .
I honk plain silver Quakes with no decals wouldn't clash at all. Though orange would work nice too as you said.
Lovely cranks, at first glance I thought they were Raceface Turbines- which incidentally would look really good!
I'm thinking of changing this RSP wheels shifters and gears.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Well, the next stage in the Evolution of this bike.
Seeing as I have a Phil Wood Bottom Bracket and a Phil Equipped decal on the frame...

I bought a pair of lovely polished Campagnolo Atek rims, together with a pair of Phil Wood hubs.
I built up (from Brick Lane Bikes) the wheels using Phil Wood DB Spokes.

And have changed the front wheel to the new one - complete with Continental Dunlop valves tubes and Michelin Wildgripper Sprint S.

And the wheel looks fantastic - I think.

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Took her out for a spin, and the hub is smmooooooth, and much lighter than I expected, in fact there's no weight gain at all, probably some weight loss - oh and I also got rid of that wretched USE Alien seat post and replaced it with a Syncros Titanium Seatpost - and it is a million times better - just need some decals for it.

Added Syncros Metal Stem cap! :))
I had to buy a mashed up stem, for £8 - and it had a metal cap! yyess!


Next step is to source a freewheel and replace the Sun chain rings for slightly larger Specialites TA rings in Silver.


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Added the rear Campagnolo Atek rim and Phil Wood hub, bought a lovely NOS Sachs Maillard Aris 7 speed Freewheel, and here she is;

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And took it for a ride - NICE, definitely heavier than before by about 2 lbs but smoother, much smoother, steers better, and feels much better - and looks the business.
And the M008 shifters surprisingly shifted the 7 speed Sachs-Maillard no problem - bizarre!

Have bought some Suntour XC Pro 7/8 spd thumbies, so might replace the M008 shifters - the good thing about the XC Pro is that I can chop and change 7 and 8 speed without a problem, and I am going to mount the Smoke/Darts on the XTR M900/ Mavic 231/M950 8 speed wheels as a second light weight wheel set for this bike.

next step - the TA rings and Syncros decals on the seatpost ...


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:32 am 
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Evolution...

Changed the outer and mid Sun Ringle to lovely polished Specialites TA rings.
I left the Granny Ring - but looking at it I think it needs to be gone and replaced with the silver TA Granny.
And after that, Syncros decals for the seatpost and will revert back to the black Smoke/Darts and Finished!
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Complete Spec.

Frame - Raleigh RSP Titanium
Headset - Chris King No Threadset Griplock.
Bottom Bracket - Phil Wood with Phil Wood [img]Mudguards[/img]
Crank - Syncros Forged
Chainset/Rings - Specialites TA Outer/Mid Ringle Granny ring.
Crank Bolts - Royce s/s
Fork - Magura Quake Air
Stem - Syncros Cattlehead
Bars - X-Lite XLR Ti
Seat Post - Syncros Titanium
Saddle - WTB SST 98 Ti
Seat Clamp - Hope
Skewers - X-Lite Ti
Grips - WTB Dual Compound
Shifters - Shimano M008
Cables - Shimano XTR
Rear Mech - Shimano XTR M900
Front Mech - Shimano XTR M901
Hubs - Phil Wood MTB
Rims - Campagnolo Atek with Phil Wood DB spokes
Freewheel - Sachs Maillard 7 spd.
Chain -
Tyres - Michelin Wildgripper Sprint S Green
Tubes - Continental with Dunlop Valve.
Brake Levers - (To be fitted with Paul Love)
Brakes - (to be fitted with Paul Motolites)
Pedals - Wellgo CNC M138 silver

WEIGHT - 24 lbs


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Looking good Ibbz 8) I'm not a fan of green tyres so I look forward to seeing it with the Smoke & Dart's on. Another option to consider for shifters is XT M732 as these can also be used for 7 or 8 speed.

P.S. Did you get your hands on that 853?


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Fudd wrote:
Looking good Ibbz 8) I'm not a fan of green tyres so I look forward to seeing it with the Smoke & Dart's on. Another option to consider for shifters is XT M732 as these can also be used for 7 or 8 speed.

P.S. Did you get your hands on that 853?


Thanks Fudd!
The Wildgrippers are coming off today, I'll put those on the XTR M900/Mavic 231 wheels, as they're lightweight and would probably suit the lighter wheels.

I will post a picture up when I do so.

The M008 shifters are performing surprisingly well with the 7 speed freewheel - only issue is it takes two clicks rather than 1 to shift to the highest cog!! :) So my Suntour XC Pro 7/8 speed shifters I bought for this bike will stay in the box.

No luck with the 853 frane, I bid £100 and it went for £102 - I was out bid at the last SECOND! No matter though as I am now inclined to get myself a Racer instead, lugged frame 531c etc etc :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:49 pm 
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This is a great looking bike, you have done a top job with it, am I right in thinking that this is the 1999 rsp 600 frame that would of originally been painted yellow and blue??
Did you put the smoke / dart tyres back on? Any up to date pics please?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:25 pm 
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Paceg60 wrote:
This is a great looking bike, you have done a top job with it, am I right in thinking that this is the 1999 rsp 600 frame that would of originally been painted yellow and blue??
Did you put the smoke / dart tyres back on? Any up to date pics please?


Cheers man
The smoke and darts are back on and I have been meaning to update the pics and will do next couple days.

It was the yellow rsp 600 :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:10 am 
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ibbz wrote:
Paceg60 wrote:
This is a great looking bike, you have done a top job with it, am I right in thinking that this is the 1999 rsp 600 frame that would of originally been painted yellow and blue??
Did you put the smoke / dart tyres back on? Any up to date pics please?


Cheers man
The smoke and darts are back on and I have been meaning to update the pics and will do next couple days.

It was the yellow rsp 600 :)

I've got one on its way to me, should be here around the beginning of February time, it is still painted in the yellow and blue, but I like the idea of raw ti, did you strip the paint yourself or get a specialist to do it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:12 am 
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Paceg60 wrote:
ibbz wrote:
Paceg60 wrote:
This is a great looking bike, you have done a top job with it, am I right in thinking that this is the 1999 rsp 600 frame that would of originally been painted yellow and blue??
Did you put the smoke / dart tyres back on? Any up to date pics please?






Cheers man
The smoke and darts are back on and I have been meaning to update the pics and will do next couple days.

It was the yellow rsp 600 :)

I've got one on its way to me, should be here around the beginning of February time, it is still painted in the yellow and blue, but I like the idea of raw ti, did you strip the paint yourself or get a specialist to do it?


Nice one! The yellow livery is stunning and the paint work is top rate.
I bought it already stripped . The raw Ti leaves a nice patina after a while and looks great. It's also easier to source parts that don't clash for.
Would love to see what you have


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