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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:17 pm
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Location: Wigan
It Started as a rebuild but became a transformation into a Handsome Dog XC01...

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It should have been a rebuild of my Eldridge Grade with a white powder coated frame and all the bits back on off the Marin
but then the seat post was properly stuck and I plumped for a Handsome Dog XC01 frame to build everything back onto.

As I stripped the bike and cleaned the bits up I realised that many of the components I had replaced or upgraded in the past and all that remains of the original, now the frame has been swapped, is the rear mech and the Marin Lite bottle cage :roll:

So there you have it my '92 rear mech and bottle cage!
...although I did swap the jockey wheels a while back for red ones...
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 12:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:17 pm
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Location: Wigan
Frame: Handsome Dog XC01 22"

Fork: Kona Project 2
Headset:Crank Bros Iodine SL
Stem: PLanet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem 120 mm (on its way)
Handlebar: FSA XC270
Grips: Club Roost
Topcap: Crank Bros

Brakes and Levers: Shimano DX

Shifters: Shimano STX-RC 8 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano LX
Cassette: Shimano LX
Chain: Clarks red
Chainset: Shimano Deore Hollowtech

Wheels: Merlin built
Rims: Mavic X517
Hubs: Shimano LX

Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC PRO 2.1

Saddle: Selle Italia SL Ltd Edition Manganese Rails
Seatpost: FSA CarbonPro
Seatpost Binder: eBay Special

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:56 pm
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Location: Worksop
Nice build this, love the red and silver.


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:17 pm
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Location: Wigan
Cheers Olly
here's what I started with...

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If i can get the seat post out maybe I'll use the frame for a single speed one day

:)


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:49 pm 
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That's awesome effort what it went from. Polished/red/black is a classic in my eyes.


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:17 pm
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Location: Wigan
Cheers! I'm made up with the look

just had it on the scales - 25.2lb - not bad for a budget build and a £55 frame, I think the Eldridge was closer to 24lb but I'm happy with that

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:56 am 
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Just my opinion but it would look better with all black tyres and a silver chain - too much red going on, especially where there are different shades.

That aside, that's a very healthy weight for a modest priced frame, and I like the attention to detail.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:10 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:17 pm
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Location: Wigan
I know what you mean about the chain, a bling step too far maybe but I don't think it'll stay 'painted' red for long

Tyres look a bit pink but that's the release powder and are more red when it's cleaned off

It'll not stay like this for long, once the new stem arrives (one of the clamping bolts stripped the thread on this one) and get it through some mud it'll not matter what colour it is!

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