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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:23 pm 
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This is my new modern ride,put it together last week.

It rides amazing,got some DTSwiss forks to put on yet as the Fox are overkill due to the frame being designed around an 80mm fork,should knock 1/2lb weight off too as the foxes are made of iron :lol:

Its currently weighing in at 21lb 11oz which isnt bad i suppose and it is a 20" frame aswell.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:27 pm 
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sweet, that's certainly a lightweight bit of bling you have there!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:49 pm 
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why are your bars tipped forward so? looks funny, and i think the front mech is too low, you should really set it with the big ring on, then remove the big ring :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:57 pm 
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Single pot brakes would save a few grammes as well.

Nice build, though!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Sweet bulid mate, has the Spesh gone then?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:42 pm 
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No mate Spesh still alive and kicking,had a cleaning frenzy today

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The bars are tipped forward as i wanted a tiny bit more reach when riding and dont want to replace the stem,the front mech is that low to stop/avoid the chain coming off on decents.

Cheers for the comments as i know its not retro :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:26 pm 
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Nice :D
Have you thought about trying the Pace Rigids just to see how light you could get it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:12 pm 
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:idea: 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:29 pm 
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Mmmmmm, nice bikes - loving the Merida 8) .

Shame about the rusty chains on them all :shock: :lol: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:23 pm 
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whats the bare frame weight then? The gearing looks extremely high? more like a road bike rear Cassette? whats the front small ring? it looks fairly big too?


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