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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:19 pm 
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Well the folks that know me and who have to put up with me on the local meets will tell you i've been on about this one for a while. well tonight i finally orderd the parts needed and found some brakes. Excuse the modern content by someone may be interested.

Frame: Van Nicholas Zion 18"

Fork: On One Carbon ( the only carbon one with no weight limit for my pie loving arse)

Headset: Green Hope
Stem: Race Face Deus XC
Handlebar: Race Face Dues XC
Brakes: Avid Ultimates
Shifters: SLX
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: XT
Cassette: XT
Chain: XT
Cranks: XT
Hub Skewers: Green Hope
Rims: Mavic XM719's - Black
Hubs: XT 6 Bolt
Spokes: DT d/b
Tyres: 2.25 Nobby Nics
Saddle: SDG Bel Air Ti
Seatpost: Race Face Deus XC
Seatpost Binder: Green KCNC (Thanks Chris)

Some pics of the Frame and forks


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:05 am 
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Nice, I like the dropouts 8)

Now get it built Fella!


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 Post subject: Van Nicky
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:32 pm 
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Did you weight the frame pre build up? it looks really nice, but I never understood the rigid fork thingy? Seems pretty limiting to such a capable frame set really? Why not just go for a nice light short travel fork?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:25 pm 
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Wold, Cause i'm in Suffolk and my other rides a P7 with 140 Vanillas on it. The idea is to have something that forces me to think about my line choices and ride with a bit of finess, thus making my local trails a different kettle of fish to my other bike that just feels overkill sometimes.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:39 pm 
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lookin sweet cant wait to give it a go, rigid carbon forks as used by those in the know :wink: :wink: got a set for my giant xtc alliance and my xtc full carbon (project race light race fast) good choice my man 8) 8) 8) 8) cool beans 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:51 pm 
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I can see the benefits for smooth not too hilly trail riding, but up here, either your wrists or the forks would snap pretty quickly and you would be doing a lot of pushing up hills too with those gears!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:44 pm 
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All finished bsr the shouting.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:49 pm 
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up here, either your wrists or the forks would snap pretty quickly


Yes, because nobody rode bikes off-road in Yorkshire before suspension forks came along :?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:53 pm 
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Nice. I've never owned a Ti...... :?


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 Post subject: Re: rigid
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
and you would be doing a lot of pushing up hills too with those gears!
:?: :?: :?:


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