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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:06 pm 
Old School Hero
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My loverly '99 S-Works M4


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Awesome :D that was easy!!! currently it's getting an overhall will post pics when the upgrades are finished :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:50 pm 
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Nice.

Love those Cane Creek v brakes.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:12 pm 
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It's a shame they don't work as good as they look!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:34 pm 
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really?

I thought they looked strong. What are they like then?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:51 pm 
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The trouble with direct curve brakes is the springs, they're a bit wussy and they have to be tensioned up strangely because of the differnt arm lengths. They are nice and skinny (nothing to catch up on stuff), not very powerful though (had to go back to an Avid on the front).

Anyway, new drivetrain and a bit of polish. I think it looks stunning now!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:01 pm 
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That is lovely. One of my all time fave bikes of all time!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:42 pm 
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tidy, but am I seeing green and pink cables?

Are you in touch with your feminine side? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:43 pm 
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blimey !!! Who laid your decking fuzzywig? Ill bash em :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:13 pm 
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The coloured cables are a hangover from my 80's BMX days. There's no way I'm gonna use boring black or grey ones when I can get funky coloured ones... The louder the better, I was going to use the matching pink Jagwire brake cables but the green just looked so much yukkier I had to go with them :)

As for the decking.............


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:11 pm 
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Frame - 1999 Specialized S-Works M4
Fork - 2003 Manitou Black Super Air 100/120
Headset - WTB Momentum Grease Guard
Stem - Ritchey WCS (upgraded with Ti bolts)
Handlebar - Magura WonderbarFR Titanium
Grips - A'me Tri Star
Brakes - Front - Avid Single Digit Ti (upgraded Ti brake block nuts/bolts) Back - Cane Creek Direct Curve 3 (upgraded with all the Ti bolts from the other Avid)
Brake Booster - Odyssey U4 titanium
Brake Levers - Real (can't remember what they're called)
Shifters - Suntour XC pro Front Shimano XT SL-M750 Rear
Front Derailleur - Shimano XTR FD-M953
Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT RD-M761
Cassette - Shimano Ultegra CS-6500 11-23t
Chain - KMC X9L
Cranks - Cook Bros Racing F Crank
Chainrings - RaceFace Racerings 46/34 TA 24
Bottom Bracket - RaceFace Taperlock titanium
Pedals - Time A.T.A.C.
Quick Releases - Venhill titanium (allen key type) rear Titanium bolts with alloy caps Front
Rims - Mavic XC717/XM317
Hubs - GT (Hadley) Cassette Ringle SuperDuperBubba
Tyres - Ritchey Megabite ZMax WCS
Saddle - Velo summunt or other Ti/Gel/Carbon
Seatpost - RaceFace Deus XC (upgraded Ti bolts)
Weight - Quite reasonable I'm sure!!!!


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