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 Post subject: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:06 pm 
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This has been one of those frames that I stumbled on; bought a full bike for a handful of parts with the intention of selling the rest... Well, even after I had a deposit on the frame it was still too tempting to build up. A few emails to a fella down under, a big apology and a refunded deposit (he was very understanding!) and the decision was made...
...I've got a family, very little spare time and (used to) have too many bikes. My intense 5.5 is no longer, there's no point in me using such a capable bike for local xc rides and waiting/hoping for a chance to get out on the big stuff. So this is the new main ride, might change the forks for something lighter although I do love the pikes. Maybe add a dropper as well, we'll see. Anyway, pics:
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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:38 pm 
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What an awesome looking bike! Love that frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Cables routed, nuts and bolts tightened, it feels lively can't wait to get out properly!

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Oh and a quick once over with some polish:

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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Double post!


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:22 pm 
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So-
Is it loud?


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Compared to my tazer I doubt it, we'll see though!


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:39 am 
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Any time you want to swap the frame for an STS, you just let me know ;)

I absolutely love it 8) 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:40 pm 
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It rides great, this ones a keeper!


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:53 am 
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Wow looks like it could take a pounding. Love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Chuck CR-HT
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Stunning looking bike. Keep the Pikes. Why change them if they work well and you're happy with the way they feel?
Also, funds permitting, pop a dropper in it.
The only thing I'd change if it were mine would be to run it as a 1 x 9. It all depends on the terrain you have around you. Saying that, I live in a bumpy part of Wales and I've just gone singlespeed. On the few rides I've been on since doing it I've not missed the gears. All I've done is swap ratios a bit.


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