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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:47 pm 
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i-am-iron-man wrote:
oldmuthariley wrote:
which model / paint scheme?


I thought an Emma at first but going for a Marcelo. Paint will be based around Osei but I'm going to have it Dario-ed up to reflect some farmer / dead bird-related stuff I once saw when I was out on a ride.


Super duper nice...

i'll pop up a picture of my rourke - blue is the colour 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:22 pm 
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here' my Rourke..

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:28 am 
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Ooooof. Wraparound stays? - I am sold.
What finish are the stays? - brushed or polished?

I'm thinking: a bike as pretty as that is asking for a prettier stem, although as I write this I can't think of any suggestions. Is it possible for Rourke to build one and paint it the same colour as the frame?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:00 am 
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Yep, wraparound stays - brushed 953.

Stem wise i agree - i have a lovely Tune stem that i'd like painted to match.
I asked to get it done at the time but was dissauded due to the fact that i may be changing stem lengths.

I'm very comfy with the 110 stem on it - so length wise it's good.
New wheelset on the way - so the black wheels are up for sale......


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:05 am 
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A steel stem built to match the frame should be painted to match the frame.
A black Tune stem would look perfect as it is. I'd want the graphics to remain intact - I wouldn't paint one of these.

I had no idea I wanted a Tune stem up until just now. I really should stay away from interweb forums.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:16 pm 
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i've got a black one and a gold one!
Gold Tune hubs are arriving in a day or two - 270g for front and rear - laced with black spokes to older version Mavic OP ceramic rims - hopefully should be around 1350/1400g for the wheels :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:26 pm 
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If your black one is 100mm I can think of a good home for it...
You would not believe how much thinking I put into not buying that yellow Landshark off you. I was going through all the redundancy stuff at the time but I thought the frame was perfect. Why did you sell? For the sort of money you were asking I'd have just hung onto it. Forever.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:09 pm 
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I've just bought it from you on ebay. Then I saw this topic on here! I must admit your Rourke looks nicer - a well proportioned bike.

How tall are you? And what's your saddle height?

I think I might struggle to get it to fit to be honest (I'm 6'2"), although I'll be running it with a load of saddle setback and a 130mm stem as per my current bike - we'll see!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Also, any comments on the ride? I'm hoping for something a bit stiffer/lighter/quicker than my Genesis.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:03 pm 
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DJT21 wrote:
I've just bought it from you on ebay. Then I saw this topic on here! I must admit your Rourke looks nicer - a well proportioned bike.

How tall are you? And what's your saddle height?

I think I might struggle to get it to fit to be honest (I'm 6'2"), although I'll be running it with a load of saddle setback and a 130mm stem as per my current bike - we'll see!


great stuff - i've just got back in after being stuck on the M6 for 5 hours :facepalm:
I'll get the packaging sorted and let you know when the courier's been booked.

Height wise i'm 5. 11 but with long legs and shorter arms - saddle height is around 75 from memory - with a 130 stem it might be just right?

cheers and thanks for the purchase!

J


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