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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:26 pm 
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First proper build thread so please be gentle...

Got most of the important bits together...

'94 19" frame - was re-done in pearlescent white by a previous owner, and came with the right forks, headset & stem.

Then came the what bits/colours etc...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Bits & colours...

It started out as silver/grey with a few blue accents, rather than full on colour coded, bought various bits, and then decided...nah, didn't like blue...

Back to the drawing board...

For reasons I can't explain, I really like the Kona Curve Canti's and had a wheels worth in the parts box - bought on a whim. This could work...so got hold of the levers, and another set of canti's.

Then a pair of toplines came up for sale with a red spider... yep this could work...

I know...another red & white Kona...after a few more months and a few more purchases it's nearly time to get the tools out. :)

So a big thank you to those of you who've provided bits - and let the fun commence.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:43 pm 
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That is going to be a nice bike !


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:45 pm 
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Ooh I think I recognise those levers! ;)

It's going to look great - I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Well not quite complete, but test build done...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:17 pm 
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where are your cable caps you naughty boy?!! :?


one of my pet hates!

other than that looks really nice :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:20 pm 
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Re: where are the cable caps...

Waiting for the grey XTR cable outers and inners - thought it better to "dry" build with run-of-the-mill to make sure it all works and get the lengths right. :shock:

USE Ti to come as well. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:06 am 
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That's blimming lovely chap 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:15 am 
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Thats shaping up to be bloody gorgeous! I'm a sucker for white frames, and the pearl finish looks really good 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:40 am 
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makster wrote:
Thats shaping up to be bloody gorgeous! I'm a sucker for white frames, and the pearl finish looks really good 8)


I've got a pearl finish Rock Lobster and I think it looks great, and bling but subtle.


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