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 Post subject: Pace RC300
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:00 pm 
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I bought this off daveaasmith, got the forks off ebay, thanks to justbackdated for the advice on them. The wheel wouldn't line up, I thought they were knackered! I'm currently eyeing up a different post for it, think silver may look better and the Alien doesn't seem to like Flites, can't get the saddle nose pointing up enough :roll:
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Frame: RC300 18" Frame no. F30018313

Fork: RC38 Airforce

Headset: Hope Blue
Stem: Pace RC45
Handlebar: USE Atom
Grips: DMR lock-ons

Brakes: Hope (5 front, 3 rear)
Brake Levers: Hope

Shifters: XT R/H only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: XT Short Cage
Cassette: XT 9 speed
Chain: Sram ?
Cranks: Middleburn RS8
Chainrings: Middleburn Uno 32 tooth Hardcoat
Chainring bolts: N/A
Bottom Bracket: Cheap Isis one (£18 off CRC)
Pedals: DMR V12 Mag

Hub Skewers: X-Lite Cam-Lock Titanium
Rims: Mavic X-517
Hubs: Hope
Spokes: Sapim
Tyres: Michelin XC Hard Terrain
Tubes: Michelin Butyl?

Saddle: Grey 1993 Flite
Seatpost: USE Titanium

Weight: Apx. 23lb


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:03 pm 
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Damnit I should of bought that frame when I had the chance.

If you ever want to sell it or swap it please keep me in mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:40 pm 
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JeRkY wrote:
Damnit I should of bought that frame when I had the chance.

If you ever want to sell it or swap it please keep me in mind.


I think she's a keeper, but if that changes in the future you can have first refusal. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:32 pm 
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Liking the gearing on that, keeps it looking clean :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:21 pm 
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I'd be really impressed if you could get the fork lockout lever to work as a thumbshifter :-)

How do the forks ride?- i've got a NOS boxed pair i keep meaning to try out.

Andy


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:37 am 
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Neil G wrote:
Wicked

Liking the gearing on that, keeps it looking clean :D


Cheers, I usually prefer M950, but she came with the XT on, and I think the silver suits her more. I've never had any Middleburn's before, they're lovely, and I was trying for a mostly British build. 8)

fatfixie wrote:
I'd be really impressed if you could get the fork lockout lever to work as a thumbshifter :-)

How do the forks ride?- i've got a NOS boxed pair i keep meaning to try out.

Andy


:lol: Yeah, unfortunately it wouldn't pull enough cable to change 9 gears. Would look awesome though. :wink:

I like the forks, there's a bit of stiction initially, but after that they're really smooth. Maybe they need a service?
I'm not convinced they've got the correct decals on though. I think they're Airforce 1's, they only have 1 brace and the lockout?

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Very nice!

It seems to me that the RC300 has a great following on here, but there just aren't that many around.

Lucky man - a fitting addition to the collection!


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Kestonian wrote:
Very nice!

It seems to me that the RC300 has a great following on here, but there just aren't that many around.

Lucky man - a fitting addition to the collection!


Cheers. :D

I've found a different seatpost for her, I think it looks better and clamps the saddle up better too. The photo hasn't come out well mind...:roll:
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This is the post, from Wold Ranger, but I swapped the clamp for a gold one
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:14 pm 
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damn it, stop taunting me...

I really need an RC300! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:23 pm 
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JeRkY wrote:
damn it, stop taunting me...

I really need an RC300! :lol:


Sorry :oops: :lol:


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