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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Impressive welds! Looking forward to see the mtb.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:15 am 
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So what's the weight of frame(s), bar & seat post? Love the seat stays of both bikes.

Ps) I heard horror stories of USE's Ti spin stix (which were of siilar design to yours) undoing because of the twist of the Ti skewers, make sure both ends are as well greased as poosible!!!


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 Post subject: MTB up & running
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:42 am 
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I've slapped some bits I had on the MTB frame to get it going. Still need to procure a pair of Thumbies to get it to 3 x 10 & finish it off. Have a look:

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Unfortunately, during assembly I discovered that the 31.8 x 680mm Ti bulge bar was drawn out to 21.5mm instead of 22.2 during manufacturing so i've sent it back for replacement. :evil: :roll:

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Tyre clearance is killer!

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Pretty happy with it so far. Now to get it dirty... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:10 am 
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Very nice 8) Are you happy with the way everything worked out? (Bar excluded)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:53 am 
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Great machine! Cool choice of components


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:40 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Really like the MTB.

You could spec a killer singlespeed around that frame and forks.

Hmmmm.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:39 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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8) looks great!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:21 am 
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Thanks for the kind words Guys.

kaiser wrote:
Very nice 8) Are you happy with the way everything worked out? (Bar excluded)


Yeah, i'm pretty happy but will be happier when I get the Ti bars & thumbies on it. The completed package should come in under 20lb which is better than i'd hoped for. Now I just need to find a half-day to ride the bloody thing! :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:17 am 
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Just out of interest O.P, could you tell us how much the MTB was to make and who it was that made it for you?

The quality of the welds is fantastic :D Both bikes look brilliant. Enjoy your new steeds 8)

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