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Which stem and seatpost combo should I choose?
Poll ended at Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:45 pm
Both Silver 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Both Black 57%  57%  [ 4 ]
Silver post/Black stem 29%  29%  [ 2 ]
Black post/Silver stem 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 7
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:14 pm 
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Love them bikes mega bike
i would put manitou 2s on the front if it was mine :D
should look good when you have finished good look


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 2:20 am 
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Today I had the headset (Chris King Devolution 1 1/4-1 1/8 ) pressed in and then I figured I'd slap on the forks and try a couple different seatpost and stem combinations to see how they'd look.

As I previously mentioned, I had wanted to try silver components, so I sourced a silver NOS Control Tech 135mm stem and silver NOS Control Tech 27.2 seatpost with shim. However, I think the bike looks too bland with that combination. Instead I'll go with the black NOS Control Tech 31.6 seatpost and a gently used 120mm Control Tech stem (on its way). Ignore the height of the black post in the pictures -- I didn't want to drop it too far into the seat tube.


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Next I figured I'd fit the wheels just to see how they'd look. The wheels were another great Ebay steal: Mavic 517 SUP Ceramic rims with silver spokes laced to black Chris King classic hubs. I paid less for the wheelset than what the used hubs normally sell for. The black hubs with the dark grey rims look great, and they'll look even better with some NOS skinwall tires on their way from wadsy. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:45 pm 
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wow, thats extremly nice!


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:19 pm 
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wow, thats extremly nice!


Thanks!

I like your screen name/avatar -- great movie! "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Have you had the shock apart yet?.Looks like it could be quite interesting in there :D


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Have you had the shock apart yet?.Looks like it could be quite interesting in there :D


Nope, not yet. I need to get a proper spanner to undo the collar. When you say "interesting", do you mean an engineering marvel, or an old mess? :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:13 pm 
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there are some interesting infos about the shock in this thread:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=257476


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Inigo Montoya wrote:
there are some interesting infos about the shock in this thread:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=257476


Thanks for that. :wink: The same bike is in a thread on this site as well, along with similar info about the shock. Trust me, I think I read every forum thread on here that conained the word "Boulder", "Intrepid", or "Defiant". :) Unforutunately there aren't many with detailed information --> the vast majority of the threads were in the Ebay forum. :?


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:35 pm 
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hi mate, really cool bike...ay way dont know if you have used the way back machine, but hear is a link to a arcive of thier web site, mite be some usefull info!!!! http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.boulderbikes.com/ you will need to copy and paste because the link dosent seem to work!


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