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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:53 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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What are your default choice build components?
I'll start the ball rolling.
Headset: Chris King
Saddle: SDG Bel Air
Stem: Thomson


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:05 am 
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Agreed...
King
Thomson stem & post
XTR front & rear mech
Charge spoon (has to be brown)
Dash of Middleburn
Blue ano X-lite top cap... Standard as per my last 6/7 builds


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:10 am 
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Thomson
Middleburn
Hope
Xlite
Mavic rims
WTB Rocket or Charge Spoon saddle (both work well for me)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:17 am 
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Pretty much echo here. Its what every one uses and for good reason. If i can though i will look to get something a bit more unique.

This could be quite an on going list (not just for me) but:

Da Bomb
Hope
Gub
X lite
Azonic
DMR
Straitline
Blackspire
Dangerboy


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:23 am 
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RockShox Reba ... and most of the KCNC catalogue. :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:02 am 
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Same sort of thing again:

King headset
Usually Thomson stem
Always a Flite
Easton bars
Mavic rims
Rear hub must be something obnoxiously loud and clicky


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:32 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Salsa Lip Lock seat post clamp...simply the best


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:53 am 
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for MTB?

Shimano > SRAM (except cassettes)
KMC chain - reliable and cheap
Sunline grips - comfy lock-ons
Charge Spoon or Spesh BG saddle (never found one I like as much as the one that came stock on my '05 Hardrock!)
Hayes brakes - just cos I really like the lever shape
Hope bits & bobs - their skewers work so well
RS forks - as they are the only forks I'm currently confident of servicing


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Dead Rats wrote:
Shimano > SRAM


Yep, invariably XT everything gets slapped on.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Magura forks and brakes,
Syntace bars, stem and post
DT Swiss wheels (hubs are great, rims are cack)
King headset,,
Bonty tyres
WTB saddle

More or less describes both my bikes, though for some reason I feel the Euro stuff suits a Canadian bike better than a Californian...


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