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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Really 8) Love the latest pics.I'm getting more and more tempted with a 29er........... :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Looking good chief. Might help you land some jumps. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Tell me the FireX cranks and (even worse) the GXP BB are only temporary?

I remain to be convinced by the purple bars... I know they were a bargain, but still!


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:05 pm 
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It looks lovely K :D


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:14 pm 
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zigzag wrote:
I remain to be convinced by the purple bars... I know they were a bargain, but still!


That's exactly what I was thinking and the saddles kinda border line but once his fat arse is on it you'll no see it :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:37 am 
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Cheers chaps :D The cranks are temporary. I'm trying to decide between

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XT with a single ring (XX1 type), still not sure what to go for. The ones on just now are to get an idea of what chainring I want to use and to see if the 175mm length is OK (I've been reading a bit on crank length).

Purple bars are marmite I guess, the idea was the the frame is a bit muted and the colour really hard to do anything with. I reckoned I could add a mix of ano to brighten it up, I've still loads of black on it which lessens the effect. Maybe a pair of gold bars would work better?


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:19 am 
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Gold would look better as the hubs pop in the pics.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:28 pm 
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looks great kaiser, a nice mixed custom spec building a quality bike. are you running tubeless?

perhaps food for thought regarding your gearing, I've had a few minor hill days with the santacruz and have been surprised how much time I've spent locked in 36 sprocket on the granny ring

cheers g.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:26 pm 
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I think you should fit the XT and sell me the sram.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa Horsethief
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:12 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
I think you should fit the XT and sell me the sram.



Ha! If only I had both, no I'm going to buy a set and looking at both pics again SRAM looks like the favourite. G if I go SRAM its quite easy to go 30 or 28t on the front.


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