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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Been a long process getting things together for my 2/3 builds - almost home now....

Doing my utmost to get at least one done this week/next week - as my fitness is really suffering.

Asides chains and grips, which i'll buy new, i'm lacking the following, folks -

Reasonable cheap disc brake set up F/R
(running Avid reds or whatever they are at the mo' and it's for a free ride/trail/jump bike so need a sturdy<ish> set-up)

1 1/8 sprung forks for above bike - just shy of 200mm
(i have Manitou Sx's - never ridden them so unsure if they'll be ok - these aren't so urgent)

1" threaded 155mm or unthreaded ?? sprung XC forks - for that Dawes i found, skinny rockshox or marzocchi's?
(I'm 9 1/2 stone at the moment :/)

Also need advice on best local folk to cold-set my frame from 130 to 135mm (MacDonald Raleigh?)

Sugino or raceface 42/44t compact drive

Skinny XT 737? Crankset

2.1" XC folders for my Marin

Any half decent V-brakes, even half a set would do.


Thanks in advance, for any help you can offer me.

Andy


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:53 pm 
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What about this Sugino ring that you have asked me to hold onto for you?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Andy, i have a couple of full sets of avid v brakes if that is of use to you?


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Coldsetting your frame is easy, look up the late great Sheldon Brown for his tips, 5mm is nothing much so you needn't bother with mechanics prices :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:19 pm 
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
What about this Sugino ring that you have asked me to hold onto for you?


Defo - have use of a PP now (flatmates) how much we talking dude?
PM me over your PP and i'll land cash in asap
thanks again


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:21 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
Andy, i have a couple of full sets of avid v brakes if that is of use to you?


cool, yeah just need half a set but aye, could use 2 sets :lol:

PM me the details if poss aand i'll get back to ya tomorrow (off to work)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:22 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Coldsetting your frame is easy, look up the late great Sheldon Brown for his tips, 5mm is nothing much so you needn't bother with mechanics prices :wink:


yeah - i did!! Still reckon i'll make a mess of it!!

it isn't much but need to make sure it's all aligned.... :/
Should i just have at it then??


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Have at it, just be cautious a wee bit at a time, 5mm is really not much.
I have a friend who adjusted his from 126mm to 135mm without a problem, steels got enough give :wink:

However if you've got the fear, reach for your wallet and get a proffesional to do it, that way you can shout at him if he gets it wrong instead of kicking yourself.

Your choice :wink:


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