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 Post subject: Fuquay 'Superfly'
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Here's my first project, a Fuquay framed cyclocross bike. I've sourced nearly all the parts from RetroBike, so if you recognise anything, thanks. In fact, the only new things on it are the cables and bar tape! I've just taken it out for a first ride and it feels great. Because I don't know the real name for this frame I've christened it the 'Superfly'

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Frame: Fuquay (apparently one of the last from the great man), steel, (type unknown), model unknown
Fork: Columbus steel, unknown origin/model
Headset: Stronglight Steel Threaded
Stem: Icon
Handlebar: 3T
Bar Tape: Yes, black
Brake Levers/Brifters: Shimano R500
Brake Calipers: Deore LX MTB Cantis
Brake Pads: Kool Stops
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Cassette: Shimano 8 Speed 12-28
Chain: SRAM 8 Speed
Cranks: FSA Gossamer (50/34)
Bottom Bracket: Mega EXO
Pedals: Shimano SPD M324 (because it's my ride-to-work-bike too)
Wheels: Giant IOU333s
Tyres: Schwalbe CX Pro
Saddle: Bikehut Carbon/Titanuim
Seatpost: Ex System Alloy (Kalloy made)

Weight: 10kg


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:30 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Man, that looks great.

You're a braver man than me riding on those forks though, did you sort the dropouts?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:35 pm 
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Russell wrote:
You're a braver man than me riding on those forks though, did you sort the dropouts?


I've left the dropouts as they are. More stupidity than bravery though!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:48 pm 
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lovely to see another Fuquay on the site - only makes the 4th or 5th I've seen :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Nice bike, NICE build.

But do reverse the front skewer!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:30 pm 
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oldave wrote:
Nice bike, NICE build.

But do reverse the front skewer!


Oh no, when I get to the jumps and have to chuck it on my right shoulder I want as little as possible on the left side of the bike, just in case.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Ahhh. Silly me.


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 Post subject: First Race Pics
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:18 pm 
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Had my first 'Cross race today and the bike and I didn't disgrace ourselves. I think we finished 23rd out of 59. Anyway, here are some action pics...

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Quite a fun day out although I'm not sure how long the bike will last as it's a very punishing discipline.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:38 pm 
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excellent pics and good to see a bike put to proper use :D

frame will take it - don't worry about the rest they can be replaced :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:31 pm 
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It REALLY looks in its element - what a proper bike!


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