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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:21 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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not even remotely retro but thought some might like to see it.

spotted by andyb in the classifieds on the stw forum i snapped the frame and chaintugs up for £115 posted, well actually £113.89 as that was all i had in my paypal account!

frame arrived and it was spot on. everything else was bits and bobs left over from other builds.

fork is a reba sl and i love it. frame is 18" and i'm not particularly tall so it is currently running a 40mm stem (thanks mike) wheels are mavic cross lands off my old rocky mountain and brakes are mono mini's off my airborne.

gearing is currently 42/18 which is ok for my area and in the dry but definately too high for anywhere wet or hilly.

plan over time is black race face components. i have some cranks at the min but they are compact and dont have any rings for it. got a 36 and 39 on the way so that should help the gearing.

i think i am happy with the frame so in the summer i am planning on chopping the gear cable guides and mech hanger off and painting the frame.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:29 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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clean pics

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spec.

18" sterling moss green sliding drop out inbred.

fork reba sl

headset. bottom half el cheapo, top half ritchey

bar and stem tioga courtesy of mikef350. done as a temporary measure as i didnt have a stem lett than 100mm but i really like the ride so it is staying

wheels mavic crossland

tyres michelin xc

un7* bottom bracket

race face cramk with 39 tooth azonics d.h. ring (36 in stock ready for winter/hilly terrain

brakes are early hope minis

seatpost. first pic is black tioga which is the one i'm using along with an old flite. pictures here show a kalloy/slr as i'd used the tioga on something else

pedals are single sided spd with propper bmx style on the reverse.

grips are ritchey foam, naturally.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:54 pm 
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crackin bike mate i keep thinking of dipping my foot into a ss bike


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:25 pm 
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cheers dude. single speeds are awesome. do it


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:37 pm 
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tidy mate :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:01 pm 
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thanks rich


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:25 am 
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nice.
I like the on-one geometry, nice long top tubes. glad the shorter stem is working for you


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