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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Hi folks ,
Just a quick update for y'all
Scrubbed the XT chainset , in favour of something a lot cooler IMO :roll:
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Just need a quick polish up and they wiil be going on . The new seatpost,saddle,mechs and grips arrived this week , so they're on now . Been a busy week , what with building up Paola and a couple of after work rides too . Anyway , here's how she looks now , hope you like her
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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Love the red-yellow-black theme on this bike!


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:18 pm 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Love the red-yellow-black theme on this bike!

Cheers Bart , I'm pleased you like it buddy . I'm happy with the way this one is shaping up . Just waiting for some black SPDs to turn up then I'm a rollin' ! BTW went out on the Scott yesterday ,
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Good two hour ride , but those Ritchey Z-Maxs are shocking :shock: Was running them at around 40psi and didn't seem to grip on anything :facepalm:
How's the mango machine looking ?
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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:06 am 
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Hi Mike,

Try a bit less pressure in those tires. Might work with 30-35 psi.....

The mango is finished. Will change the stem, but it's useable for now!


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:43 am 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Hi Mike,

Try a bit less pressure in those tires. Might work with 30-35 psi.....

The mango is finished. Will change the stem, but it's useable for now!


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Nice one Bart ,
Get that stem flipped over though , it's a race machine ! :lol:
Are Megabites any better I wonder :?
Someone suggested Wildgrippers
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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:32 pm 
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looking good mike, and yes my fisher says wildgrippers are the way :)


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Hi Mike,

Try a bit less pressure in those tires. Might work with 30-35 psi.....

The mango is finished. Will change the stem, but it's useable for now!

Nice one Bart ,
Get that stem flipped over though , it's a race machine ! :lol:
Are Megabites any better I wonder :?
Someone suggested Wildgrippers
Mike


A black Specialized stem is on it's way!

I don't have any experience with Wildgrippers....


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Chute55uk wrote:
looking good mike, and yes my fisher says wildgrippers are the way :)

Well I guess thats official then :roll: can you get them in red ? :lol: :lol: Black is a better option than Bianchi green I guess .
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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:15 pm 
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She is looking good there Mike :D those cranks are a work of art . Ritchey used to make spd pedals in red too :wink:

Cheers Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Gary Fisher Kaitai
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Hi Paul ,
Yes I'm pleased with her look . I've seen those Ritchey SPDs -V4- and they're £46 new . Black M520 Shimano SPDs , £16 . No contest really . I'd like the red ones though , maybe I can paint mine :?:
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