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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Updated to 'Black' status.

SRAM Rival rear mech
Carbon Fibre TT900 SRAM Shifters
Carbon Fibre Cane Creek TT200 Brake levers
Team TT Bontrager saddle
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Control Tech Stem
Control Tech Carbon Fibre Skewers
Shimano 105 brake calipers
Shimano 105 10spd Cassette
Shimano 105 10spd Chain
All new cables with black outers
Easton Black bar tape
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Lighter, faster, stronger. :D

I am currently waiting on a 10spd 105 front mech. The original XTR M900 front mech doesn't like 10 speed chains very much. I'm also wondering if the 9 speed chainset isn't to happy with the 10 speed chain either...so that might have to have new rings. I fancy some CF Planet X wheels as well for that full on stealth weapon look. :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:17 pm 
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I've only just discovered this thread - what a fantastic read... I've got a Scott Boulder mountain bike I'm half-heartedly single-speeding, and a spare pair of 700C wheels that sit there and do nothing. Reckon the singlespeed project might be on hold... Hybrid monster road-burner here we come. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:46 pm 
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MTB frames work well as road bikes. I have a Scott Elite racing as a winter road bike and it's awesome.
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They kind of act like late 90's compact frames, you just have to watch the headtube angles when fitting rigid forks as all later MTB frames are designed for susser forks which have much longer legs than rigids.

The Bonty is perfect as it is a rigid geo frame (I specced it like that back in the 90's). I am searching for a pair of proper aero wing forks though as I think they'd look awesome. :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:47 pm 
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hey, you have some imagination mate!!that looks the dogs.... 8).i like alot


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Cheers Keith - my Scott is a tatty '91 model so no suspension issues there...


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:49 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
Cheers Keith - my Scott is a tatty '91 model so no suspension issues there...


Excellent the perfect road hack mule. :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 12:28 pm 
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I'll continue this thread over in the Road section. :)
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:44 am 
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In action at yesterdays Silverstone Duathlon.

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We managed a respectable 14th place.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Lets see if this setup will better Race 2's 12th position. ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Once again I am in awe at this :D
Making me want one more and more now so I might play around with one of mine 8)


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