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 Post subject: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Put it together yesterday. Had the hankering for a morewood to replace the kona commuter. All bits transferred from the kona and added an x0 mech while I was there. Had a quick ride on it and it seems ok. Certainly feels different, maybe a bit lighter but hard to tell.
Im no big fan of white frames but I think it looks ok, minus the orange. Will put up a spec list if anyone is interested. Need to sort proper saddle and post for it as they were both nicked from another bike, doesn't get used much though.
Feel the white is quite fresh and the whole bike feels quite new.

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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Ooooo, I like that. A lot.

It looks nice in white, especially with the red bits. That's a pretty cool bike for commuting in. Will it get used off road much?

I reckon it needs a thin, race style saddle.


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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:05 am 
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Nice. But forks must be half the weight of the bike. Need something better if you keep it long term in my opinion. No offence.


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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:13 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Nice. But forks must be half the weight of the bike. Need something better if you keep it long term in my opinion. No offence.



Josh, she looks awesome but I do agree with coomber, those forks need to go dude,I had a set once and they weighed in heavier than the frame they were fitted to. 8) 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Good shout on the saddle. Am looking now but no rush. Same with the fork, they are heavy but they work for now. Do want rid though, wouldn't mind an x fusion fork for it. Not sure on frame weight but fork is 3.5kg as I recall. (Edit, the long is 2950 and this is a short).


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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:00 pm 
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I reckon a pair of shortened 36's would look ace on that. The Floats are well easy to shorten.


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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Hit this one running I reckon!
Straitline chain device, hope bash, tech masters, atlas crank, haven bar and reba. No saddle change just yet as its comfy for now.
I was so impatient I got the tech masters on there with the m4 calipers I had and then the new black hose came the next day! So had to re do them but black hose and black goodridge fittings is much nicer. Wouldn't mind a white reba maybe but all is good for the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:59 am 
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I know Plymouth roads so that's the ideal commuter ! :lol:
Nice looking frame, particularly like the Morewood graphics very 80's and it looks more sorted now with the Rebas and less red anno. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Thanks trek!
More changes - that escalated quickly. Do have the matching rear brake to go on at some point (changed them to black techs with black fittings and red hoses). Otherwise very happy overall. Took it on my local trails and it was superb, maybe more fun than my dh or am bike?

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 Post subject: Re: Morewood Ndiza ST.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Looking good buddy. That bike looks like ace fun.

How were the tyres off road?


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