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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:31 pm 
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wow looks nice


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:33 pm 
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Coming on nicely.

Interested in how you rack/hang your wheels :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:17 pm 
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mk one wrote:
Interested in how you rack/hang your wheels :)


Yep, works well up a stairwell! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:42 pm 
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Some more progress made.

Easy install of the Specialized bars - possibly not the team edition as per the original catalogue spec, but more likely next in spec range so close enough.

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Brakes - going with catalogue spec Avids here. As I am lacking the original rocker for the fork brace (and would actually prefer the taller fork brace with cable stop if I could find one), I’m having to use a Tektro rocker - which I’ve had to cut down as it is designed to feed through a full fork thickness rather than just a brace.

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Fronts fitted no problem.

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Rear brakes however have thrown up a bit of a challenge, especially when you consider I believe these to be catalogue correct. The drive side cantilever very slightly catches on the rear mech cable guide?! I’ve tried installing a washer to lift it clear, but all that does is cause the canti to bind, so that won’t work.

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There is a chance that when cables up and under proper tension it may not foul, so I’m going to leave it as is for now - but a rethink may be in order later down the line...

Popped the XTR front and rear mechs on. Other than a chain, cassette and cable outers, that’s it for XTR on this build now.

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Up to the cockpit end, and this is where I’ll have a slight deviation from catalogue spec...The spec correct Dia-Compe PC8 levers aren’t as pretty as they could be, so I’ve gone for this gorgeous set of Avid Ultimate SLs - to match the cantilevers.

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Shifters - now I know many will disapprove, but I’ve stuck with catalogue here and gone with gripshift. Mainly because I had these in my spares box and have owned them from new c.’96! All they required is change of grips and they are fitted.

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That’s all for now!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:05 pm 
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Very nice build


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