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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:14 pm 
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Had to go to Plymouth today, which is great 'cos Express Fixings are down there

Great guys and can sort you out with most fasteners you need provided it's not ano you're after

I got a set of four 10.9 hi-ten M6x16 bolts to replace the ones in my forks as one died...

Got back at about 1pm had the rest of the day off

When I got home my grips were waiting

Fantastic!

Here they are:

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Another bargain and perfect colour scheme and appearance, nice bungs too

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This bit helped sway the decision, the model name 'Tight Bastards' how apt is that!

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I went for a quick blast around the block and it works well

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Brakes are bang on, had to fiddle with the rear deraileur, front was fine

OMG is it fast

I had a courier bag with just about anything I could need in it...

Maybe I should invest in a multi tool? Any recommnedations?

I took a camera with me but didn't get any decent photos 'cos it's ALL hills where I live - and when I got to a flat bit the tyres were dirty!

But here's the best one I got as an appetiser for when I've finished polishing and tweaking

- And done some proper photos in a decent location! Then I'll update this thread as FINISHED

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I need to work out how I can photograph it without it just whiting everything out... Is it too shiny!!!?

I'll be riding it to work on Monday:-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:58 pm 
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Love it, well done mate.

Can't believe you're going to undo some of your hard work on the salty Winter roads. I only have one work bike for Winter and that is absolutely trashed!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:59 pm 
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OK here's the numbers:

Started on 22nd December

Taking apart the bike and deciding what I'd use and what I'd not

Now it's the 14th Jan and it's finished

So three weeks

Over that three weeks I have put an average of around 2 hours an evening into the bike and 4 hours on a weekend

So labour has probably been around 40 hours

There's a spec sheet on RB somewhere but I can't find it so I've knocked up my own

Structure:

Frame: British Eagle 7005 Heat Treated Aluminium
Fork: Manitou 3 (refurbed and customised)
Stem: Zoom chro mo 150mm
Bars: Club Roost IDB150
Seat post: Selco Team

Brakes:

Brakes: Shimano Exage 500LX BR-M502 Cantilever
Brake Blocks Deore XT M70
Brake Straddles Tektro Anodised Alu
Brake Straddle wire: Jagwire
Brake Contol Cable: Jagwire Stainless
Brake Control Cable Outers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Deore II BL-MT63

Drivetrain:

Gear Shifters: Shimano Deore XT SL-M732
Gear Control Cable: Jagwire Stainless
Gear Control Cable Outers: Shimano
Front Deraileur: Shimano Doere XT FD-M735
Rear Deraileur: Shimano Deore XT RD-M739
Cassette: Deore XT 7 speed 11-28t
Chain: Shimano Ultraglide Narrow
Crank Arms: Shimano Deore FC-MT60
Chainring 1: 22t Shimano
Chainring 2: 38t Shimano
Chainring 3: 50t Sugino
Chainring Bolts: S.A.R.S. Blue ano
BB: UN71
BB Bolts: S.A.R.S. Self Extracting blue ano extractors

Wheels:

Front Hub: Shimano Deore XT HB-M730
Rear Hub: Shimano Deore XT HB-M732
Freehub Body: Shimano HG
Spokes: Mach1 Double Butted Stainless
Spoke Nipples: Halo Blue ano 7005
Rims: Rigida Turbo 90
Front Tyre: Panaracer TrailBlaster 2.10
Rear Tyre: Panaracer TrailBlaster 2.10
Tubes: Specialized
QRs: TEC blue ano with Ti Skewers
Dust Caps: Elite blue ano

Finishing kit:

Grips: Gusset Tight Bastard Lock ons
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Seat Clamp: Hope Bolted
Pedals: Odyssey SharkBite

So that's that...

How much did it cost?

Well...

Bike buys were

Bike £97
Spokes £30
Nipples £16
Pedals - Gift < £10
Brake cable adjusters £5
Bolts Chainring £5
Canti Straddles and hangers £10
Seat clamp £10
Consumables/chemicals £20
Front fork elastomers £34
Brake pinch bolts £3
Dust Caps: £2
Cables £8
Skewers £20
Tyres 15

Grand total: £265

8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:32 pm 
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That looks absolutley spot on :shock: love the job on the fork.....I love the cnc , manitous 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:08 pm 
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marin man wrote:
That looks absolutley spot on :shock: love the job on the fork.....I love the cnc , manitous 8) 8) 8)


Cheers man!

Thanks again for the tip off on suspensionforkparts.net

You are a legend


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:15 pm 
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Well done looks great. Beats what you could by new for the money dude. Reading this everyday is giving me the feeling I'm gonna have to get another project perhaps a small Kona for the wife?
Anyway I'm babbling, try taking the photos in some nice afternoon light but not directly in the sun.

Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:28 pm 
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It looks fantastic 8) 8) All the hours & hard work you've done has payed off :wink: Wait until the summer you'll be blinding everyone :lol:


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Lots of car crashes to be caused by the shine of that :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:00 am 
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great thread, lovely build!

A1


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:54 am 
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Dead Rats wrote:
great thread, lovely build!

A1


Cheers! I see from your sig you like a bit of variety!

You should post pics of your stable!


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