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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:40 pm 
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WOW! looks fantastic - very stylish 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:15 am 
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Nice build....always fancied one of those and that is a nice one


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:16 am 
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FRAME: Planet-X Kaffenback, sand, size medium (2188g)
FORK: Planet-X Kaffenback (936g)
HEADSET: FSA Orbit MX 1 1/8
HEADSET SPACERS: M:Part splined & One23 knobbly orange
STEM: ITM Millennium 120mm
HANDLEBARS: ITM Millennium 4ever
HANDLEBAR TAPE: Fizik Microtex honey brown
BRAKE LEVERS: Tektro RL520 aero
GEAR LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra 8 speed Barcon
CANTILEVER BRAKES: Tektro CR520 with generic orange pads
SEATPIN: ITM Millennium
SEAT CLAMP: M:Part
SADDLE: Selle San Marco Regal, tan brown
CHAINSET: Shimano Tiagra 4550 compact 34/50t
FRONT MECH BRAZE ON ADAPTOR: Powerplay
FRONT MECH: Shimano Sora 8 speed braze-on FD-3300
REAR MECH: Shimano Tiagra RD-4400
CASSETTE: Shimano HG50 8 speed 12-26
CHAIN: Sram PG850 8 speed
PEDALS: Wellgo SPD WPD-823
RIMS: Mavic MA3 36h
RIM TAPE: Michelin
HUBS: Shimano Tiagra HB-4400 36h
SPOKES: Alpina double butted
INNERTUBES: Specialized
TYRES: Schwalbe Lugano 700x23mm
CABLES: Clarks & Shimano mix


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Nice bike & great build


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Location: Scottish Borders
Retrotastic!

Very, very nice and thoroughly practical too.

The attention to detail in the photos is stunning - you've even managed to source some autumnal leaves the exact correct shade and scatter them naturally on the ground - brilliant!!

Seriously though, for me this has a wow factor that beats even the Colnago photos we see every week, which are nice but a bit samey, let's be honest.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:17 pm 
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Very nice, i like the matching colour tones expecially. And I too have always liked the look of the Kaffenback


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:57 am 
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I'd never heard of Kaffenback until I saw this. Just when I thought I had enough projects to be going on with - aaagh! That's a lovely bike. I like the rear stay design, looks great.

So how are the brakes?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
I'd never heard of Kaffenback until I saw this. Just when I thought I had enough projects to be going on with - aaagh! That's a lovely bike. I like the rear stay design, looks great.

So how are the brakes?


Rear monostay design seems Dekerf syle :)

The brakes are fine. I originally ran it with V-brakes and specialist drop bar V-brake levers by Tektro. This didn't work out too well (felt squidgy) so I swapped for regular cantilivers and standard drop bar levers. A bit more stopping power than regular road calipers. I'm glad they designed them for canti's cos I want to do some touring on it in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and Iceland in future years.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:08 am 
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They do look nice.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:25 pm 
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thats lovely mate well done 8)


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