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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Not just my first carbon, but my first full suss too!

The frame arrived on Wednesday:



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Christmas and birthdays all at once!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:55 pm 
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You popped 2 cherries with one frame :lol:

What's the plans for it?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:08 pm 
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First planned iteration:

Pace RC36 Evo pro class
Easton Monkey Bars
Thomson Post and stem
Hope seatpost clamp and headset
XTR 950 brakes and shifters
Raceface Turbines or Middleburn RS7
Mavic 217 ceramics

Pics to follow tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:04 pm 
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And the first iteration has already morphed.

I was going to use a black Thomson stem and then discovered this Hope stem In the spares box. I popped it on because although it doesn't match the seat post I felt the cnc'd cutouts were more in keeping with the rear triangle.
Then when it was on I felt that the silver headset, spacers and stem balanced the seat tube junction/extension.

Thoughts?

Black Thomson or silver Hope stem

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I also thought the adjustment knob on the Hope seat post clamp sat well with the rear frame.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:08 pm 
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Looking great, the silver headset and Stem look just right :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:13 pm 
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Silver hope, maybe black spacers and cap.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:22 am 
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As my first post, I'd like to say congrats on the new frame. I just acquired a STS 1000 DS myself last Friday. now I'm off to find the introduction thread.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:21 pm 
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Finished the build and then rode it quite a lot. (Till it broke☹️️.)

In Surrey Hills:

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The damage:

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And:

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I spoke to Ian (ishaw) and he very kindly sent me this:

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Which now looks like this:

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So now I have to polish the rest to match....


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Nice polish job. I bought a kit just for the black chips. Cost so much I decided to make a set out of aluminum, not pretty but works.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:39 pm 
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Autosol and a dash of OCD. I got some replacement travel chips from BETD for £11.00


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