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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:36 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:41 pm
Posts: 272
Location: Northumberland-land
This is the bike that is going to get me back into MTB's after I go rid of the NuNu a few years back for beer and gun money...

A 17" Carrera Vulcan, picked up off of Ebay and crudely stripped by me
Rock Shox Psylo SL's, given a quick, basic service consisting of being stripped, lubed, oiled, bled etc.
Mach 1 disc/V rims on Deore disc hubs, 8spd shimano cassette and Wildgrippers F&R
Hope Mono Mini F&R with new hose for rear and bled. Need new pads, though.
XT M750 rear mech - need a hanger for this, though!
XT M749 (I think)) front mech
M739 RF+ units
A skanky square taper BB, but bearings seem OK
505 Shimano SPD's
On One post with a cheapo no name saddle perched on top
X-lite Risers
FSA stem
Toxsin grips

Semi-integrated headset - probably a Ritchy Comp
SPD shoes!
New Mini pads F&R
Mech hanger

It's cheap, ugly (apart from the unintentional black and silver colour coding), but hopefully it'll work.


Last edited by teethgrinder on Wed May 19, 2010 10:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:00 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18892
Location: Sunny Glasgow
Black and silver are an age old combo that will always look cool

You need some decals to break up the frame a bit
and lose the saddle it just looks too fat[my opinion only]
Other than that ,it looks nice and clean


*A time that means retro to you ,will not be retro to others
but who cares :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:58 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:45 pm
Posts: 5457
Location: UK
like what you done there

i think you should leave the decals, just give it a good polish :D

i had one back in 2006. they are surprisingly good bikes

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