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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:15 pm 
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im sure a few people will recognise my rascal - i think its been with 2 other forum members prior to me and i remember thinking how great it looked with their builds!
i bought the frame and cranks from stew-b a while ago and have spent the past few months slowly building it up as my fair weather bike :D
ive been riding it for a while in an unfinished state and its brilliant. i spent last night rebuilding the forks and the control tech stem arrived the other day so i thought it was time for some pics.
theres still a few bits i want to do - find a matching front paul brake, maybe some nicer chainrings, some kind of new brace for the judys and im still unsure whether it should have a black or purple seatpost... aplogies for the pics - the colours of kleins never seem to come out right on camera!
i hope the bikes previous owners approve of the build. many thanks to everyone whose helped me out with bits for it as well!
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secondly, heres some updated pics of my xizang singlespeed. theres already a thread about it somewhere but i love this bike. it rides like a dream and pics are fun. hope you enjoy them.
BC :D
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:44 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Two very nice bikes there! Don't think you need to worry about the previous owners - you've done 'em proud!

What year's the GT there? Seems to be half a Pace up front...!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:52 pm 
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Can see the problem yer having with the post too...!

Well, a black one might look good... it'll match the line of the forks and go with the stem. But then it might look a bit heavy then with the black tyres... and it wouldn't match the bars... but then I could always get black bars... and then the frame would stand out more... but I like it like the bars... etc...

Think it's called the 'Build Syndrome'...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:13 pm 
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hi BB
taa very much for the comments!
the GT is a 97 (see the rear cable hanger thingy) - ive had her since new. the front end used to be sids with a pace hub as well but i swapped the wheels recently so now its matching hopes. im on the look out for some new sunsets at some point but other than that i think its pretty much about as perfect as it could get for me. i need to find a daft sized imperial allen key to tighten the cooks BB lockring tho!

any other input on the kleins post would be hugely appreciated. its doing my nut in! :roll: i love the purple hyperlites so do want to keep those. ive put a black post on before and it does look nice - makes the frame colour really pop... but then purple is very cool... deary me!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:08 pm 
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The pedals on the GT scare me :evil:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:26 pm 
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both nice builds :D ... but cut the front brake cable down! you could lasso (sp) cattle with it :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:03 pm 
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Very pretty Rascal you've got there! Thats an XS version like a 13.5inch frame right?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:02 am 
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Bloody nice Rascal indeed... I would just use a different fork (mani 1 or so) and not use V-brakes. Bit still it doesn't look wrong with those on :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:47 am 
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hi guys
thanks a lot for the comments! im really happy with the rascal and it rides brilliantly. hehe - i'd never realised about the front brake cable! :D

cypher - im not sure of the exact size - i'd say 13.5 would be pretty accurate centre to centre.

void - glad you like it! im looking forward to seeing your white one finished! the v-brakes are due to it being regular rider - it was a bit of a headache for me to decide bwtween cantis and v's i have to admit. in the end i chose the sensible option. im tempted to buy some snazzy cantis tho to keep for show! :P
the forks again were a bit of a compramise between something that worked and something ive always wanted - it was originally going to have pace's but i'd always hankered after a set of the fsx :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:51 pm 
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Beautiful bikes ! I love titanium, and the kleins colors ! 8) :D
I love small size too :wink:


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