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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Heres my rides ... Not very retro but ... What do you think? Hope you like!

2005 Epic
Fox F100 Forks
Hope Mono Mini Brakes (with lightweight floating discs from Mono Mini pro system 160mm front 140mm rear)
Thopson Stem
Thompson Layback Seatpost
Spec Phenom Sl Saddle
Ritchey WCS Flatbar
Cane Creek Lock-on grips with lizard skins clamps
Simica Bar-ends
Specialized Alloy Bar-plugs
X-lite stem top cap
Shimano LX Shifters
Shimano LX front Mech
Shimano OEM XT octallink cranks
Shimano XT shadow rear mech
Shimano XTR gear cables
Chris King Headset
Specialized Sausserwind S-works tyres
Hope rear hub, Specialized front hub on Mavic X517 with black DT spokes
Shimano SLX cassette 11,32
Wipperman 920 Teflon Chain
Kcnc Jockey Wheels
Hope vision 2 light system with face plate mount to Thomson stem
SPD pedals
Hope QR skewers
Goodridge Hoses (white with red anodised conectors for front brake and blue for rear brake)
etc.....

2009 Kinesis Decade Virtue (Now a 2010 Virsa following a hairline crack in old frame)
Pace RC31 Carbon rigid fork
Cane creek sealed bearing headset
Specialized 90mm stem (off my Epic)
Bontrager Select low rise handlebars
DMR LOCDD grips (white)
Thompson lay-back seatpost
Specialized Saddle (off my Epic)
Hope seatpost clamp (blue)
Hope skewers (blue)
Hope XC rear hub on Mavic D521 rim (rear wheel)
Specialized front hub on Mavic 223 rim (front wheel)
DMR single speed spacer kit
Continental Speedking Tyres (26x2.10")
Shimano HG73 chain
Shimano chainset (oem Deore off a 2008 Scott Scale modified with bashguard from 2007 GT tempest and inner and outer chain ring removed)
Shimano UN72 bottom bracket (63,113mm)
Shimano M520 SPD pedals
Hayes Solo Brakes

2009 Specialized Langster Monaco (standard except for mods below)
Richey WCS Logic II 's (wet white)
Pro handle-bar
Cane Creak SCR-5 drop brake levers
Shimano SPD 540 Peadls
Hope Seat clamp (blue)
Specialized All Condition Tyres (700 x 23c)

1998 Kona NuNu (team blue and yellow)
8spd Shimano XT
Rock Shox Judy SL long travel
etc...

2006 Scott Speedster S30 (just the frame and fork at the mo)

19?? Dyno Beach Crusier


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:43 am 
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Liking the Kinesis


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Thanks :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:35 pm 
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I'm liking the Epic. :D
There aren't many full suspension bikes I'd buy, but I'd buy that design Epic.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:19 pm 
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iveto1983 wrote:
I'm liking the Epic. :D
There aren't many full suspension bikes I'd buy, but I'd buy that design Epic.


Thanks mate :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:46 pm 
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Chris Hughes wrote:
iveto1983 wrote:
I'm liking the Epic. :D
There aren't many full suspension bikes I'd buy, but I'd buy that design Epic.


Thanks mate :D


I like the looks of the Epic too. My only issue would have to do with it's country of origin. Isn't it a Taiwan made Specialized? They import almost all their frames now...Specialized that is.:cry:

Asian made frames that cost thousands of dollars really scuffs my grapes. :x I get that they almost need to mass produce overseas now-a-days, but we should benefit from a reduced MSRP than we do...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:59 pm 
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utahdog2003 wrote:
Chris Hughes wrote:
iveto1983 wrote:
I'm liking the Epic. :D
There aren't many full suspension bikes I'd buy, but I'd buy that design Epic.


Thanks mate :D


I like the looks of the Epic too. My only issue would have to do with it's country of origin. Isn't it a Taiwan made Specialized? They import almost all their frames now...Specialized that is.:cry:

Asian made frames that cost thousands of dollars really scuffs my grapes. :x I get that they almost need to mass produce overseas now-a-days, but we should benefit from a reduced MSRP than we do...


Glad you like! :D

Yes it's Taiwanise but most frames are these days. I know its not an American wonder bike but I bought what I could afford ... and I love it. It was the basic model back in 2005 which didnt even come with disc brakes! Hence its just a Specialized Epic (not Comp, Marathon, Pro etc...)Ive upgraded it gradually but ive been careful to try and keep it fairly Retro ish with the right names Hope, Chris King, X-lite, Ricthey,Thompson etc...(ok the Shadow XT mech is a bit new school but it looks the nuts!)(oh and the disc rotors but they look cool too and save a few grams!) and no Carbon Fibre anywhere (ok, ok I know carbon headset spacers!) I love it!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:03 pm 
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I recieved a replacement frame for my Decade today after I found a hairline crack where the seat stays join to the seat tube. Upgrade Bikes have appologized and said that it was a manufacturing fault as it was one of the very first frames made.

I'm pretty happy and the turn arond was incredible sent old frame on wednesday and recieved the new one today.


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Nice collection.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Hi - what was the frame no. of the Decade (Virtue 10th Anniversary) - I have one and I'd like to know if it was an early one...

Mr K


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