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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:39 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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My idea was to build a 29er on the cheap. This started as a frame for 26" wheels, but have converted using adapter to 700c with cyclocross tyres. So I guess it's either a 29er-Lite (my preference!), a cyclocross with straight handlebars or a hybrid. Take your pick... Unfortunately the photos don't show it at its best.

So, spec:

Frame: Saracen Kili Comp (NOS) 853 tubing, size 21"
Forks: Kona P2 700c
Rear mech: XTR
Front mech: to change soon :oops:
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 7
Tyres: Continental Speed Kings 700c x 35
Brakes: XT V brakes, STX-RC levers
Seatpost: Carbon no name
Bar ends: Woodman carbon
Cranks: Dura Ace double
Gears: Suntour friction thumbies
Skewers/seat clamp: Hope gold

So a bit of a mish mash but I quite like it :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:27 am 
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Nice looking hybrid :D

Just coincidence that you're posting it on April 1st?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:39 am 
East Midlands AEC
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:lol: It's not a hybrid it's a 29er-lite :roll: :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:13 am 
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What ed said! I'm in two minds about hybrids!!

You see what i did there? And its still early. :roll:

Al. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:23 am 
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I believe that this badboy looks reet good :D

It somehow looks better proportioned with the larger wheels.

Hybrid or 29er Lite looks great in my book.

How much clearance is there at the back?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:42 am 
East Midlands AEC
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How much clearance is there at the back?


about 8mm :shock:

Took it for its first ride today and it was great - although the handlebars are too low for my liking - I'll have to get a higher rise stem. Perfect for the commute along the bumpy canal path.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:48 am 
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Hell!

I own cars with less rear wheel clearance! :D

Al.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:08 am 
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That needs a set of drops.

Otherwise. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:20 am 
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I don't do drops... :evil: Along with toeclips they are satan's spawn. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:23 am 
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orange71 wrote:
I don't do drops... :evil: Along with toeclips they are satan's spawn. :lol:


Corr! What with that and producing all the good music, that Satan guys been busy.

(I only said it because I crave a cross bike. :D )


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