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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:54 am 
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Hiya, you're in safe hands here, post 1998 club are a friendly and nicely diverse crowd. Not seen any cliquey or judgemental attitudes either. I can't say I know a lot about you bike so I might need a brief history lesson, but orange is always a brill colour and it does look nicely serious and smart. Good work so far. I'm also in the nervous about alu club, but then I've massively indulged in several over engineered bombproof bikes after indulging in horror stories online too much, and I have a Nishiki Alien that seems beyond repar. :-( ... But go ahead so far so good, just keep working steady and keep an eye on the frame structure and weld area regularly and same with BB keep an eye on it can always get new set up if it works loose but of its tensioned like shimano hollow axle style it should stay snug. Keep us posted....

Ps my latest build is a super light alloy commuter. So I have faith... :-)


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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Thank you for that am in the mind frame of if it cracks again then its wall art and life goes on yeah the raceface is the same as Hollowtech


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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Yeah give it all a go, keep us posted with pics and if any clever engineering types spot anything they'll let you know. Plus we are hooked into this now, oh and if you build it you'll see how you get on with it. Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:37 pm 
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thank you for that i cant wait for d day people on here wanting to see it as much as me is always a good lift to the project thanks for the support


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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Forks arrived starting to look like a bike ordered new 888 decals swell


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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:19 pm 
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The end is in sight just chain and gear cable to go no signs of my decals so getting annoyed rear wheel ready to pick up so not long to go


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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:27 am 
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Rolling Chassis


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 Post subject: Re: new project start
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Happy days there finally here having a Cheshire cat moment


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:13 pm 
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all done and dusted and the first outing booked for sunday at gisburn so will get pics and vids
final build ended up
msc f5 frame
2005 marzocchi 888 vf (wont be stopping)
2011 rock shox vivid
raceface bb evolve crankarms and chainring
wtb dual duty wheels
hope m4 brakes
8 spd
intense 2.5 dh tyres
apart from the brakes and wheels the build cost me £460


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:28 pm 
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surprise surprise no re crack i know its early days but hells bells this thing fills you with so much confidence a pig to ride any distance but love it defo a keeper but a day of falls and spills worse casualty if anybody knows gisburn new boy to are little group on his new push iron took a spill down the slab how he did it not a clue but ended up with a dislocated and broken finger and is looking at surgery but all in all a great day


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