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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:59 am 
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Do you really need that back brake Gazz :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Do you really need that back brake Gazz :?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:13 pm 
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Principally building 'Lardtail' up for SS action this year, Dunkers is a target to aim for. Hopefully i'll tweak in some weight reducing improvements as funds allow such as a better front wheel, better bars etc.

Realised that although the CB is a better racer its less comfy for days in the saddle. Lardtail will be ridden from ferry to SSEC venue and back so fitting a rack and having a comfier ride are important features. Anyway being a racer is imaterial as last is my default race position :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Bottom bracket - oot

Headset - oot

Rather easily as well, in a way I'm a bit disappointed there was no big drama, both out in less than 10 minutes.

Nice new headset courtesy of Dyna-Ti sitting on my desk in front of me ready to go in.

Next step Nitromors. This would be much easier if work didn't keep getting in the way.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Decided I'm no happy with the forks, they look flimsy and are heavier than I need so they go along with the basic threaded headset which would work itself loose.

Reaching into my spares skip, theres a chromo fork with slightly too short steerer so in comes the BBB steerer extender and a 1" AHeadset. This should stiffen up the front end and make it tougher although I'll need to respray forks as chipped silver will clash with the orange/black scheme. :roll:

I also have 2 other high ten forks to choose from so something will be bodged into place.

This is turning out to be the most time consuming build of what is actually a very simple pile of scrap :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Stick a fork in it...

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19lbs according to bathroom scales... Spreadsheet says 19.3.

Test ride at the weekend (for my shoulder too).


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:51 pm 
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I've realised that my weight saving amounts to having a very light frame and not having front gears. Not entirely convinced I can get below 20lb.

If I do I'll be shocked. So in that spirit I'm not going to pay a tenner more to save 50g on a lighter bottom bracket.

It will however be shiny. Maybe very shiny depending how the frame looks after nitromors.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Stunning ZZ!! The bike that is.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Loving the colours on that.

And the white decals on the red really work.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:09 pm 
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zigzag wrote:
Stick a fork in it...

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19lbs according to bathroom scales... Spreadsheet says 19.3.

Test ride at the weekend (for my shoulder too).



wow :shock:

apart from the lack of gears :twisted: i really like that :D :D :D


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