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 Post subject: Done Done Done!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:55 pm 
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It's all finished take a look:

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And there it is, the drive side shot:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Awesome build fella. It looks really classy with the black lx, and the tioga stem goes well too.

Really like it and funnily enough have a few similar bits for mine!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:42 pm 
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As Keith Lemon would say "bang tidy " 8)

Really like the look of this and am liking your attention to detail and especially the choice in stem, 150mm is a must on these :wink: I must say I am rather jealous of the wolber rims :)

Ive been on my Estay Saracen today and will never be bored of the short wheelbase twitchyness :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Very nice build, good choice of parts in the end, it all sits together really well.

Really like the way you set up those cantis, very logical and takes out all the guess work. I'll definately be giving this method a go next time around.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:33 am 
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Nice, I like that a lot. I'm pleased it went to such a loving home :D


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 Post subject: Cheers!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:27 pm 
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Thanks guys!

I love the observation by Gravy Monster about twitchiness

This is how I described it in a PM:

"I'd describe it as nimble with the short wheel base and long reach stem

I like the ride and handling!"

So yep we deffinitely concur, Mr Gravy Monster!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Cracking build dude, I was umming and arring about buying this - glad its had a rebuild done as nicely as I wanted to do. Top work.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Bensherman wrote:
Cracking build dude, I was umming and arring about buying this - glad its had a rebuild done as nicely as I wanted to do. Top work.


Matt


Glad you didn't!

The bits I have used of the original bike have cleaned up like new, looks a bit faded in the pics cos of poor light, in the flesh it looks factory fresh

Just, checked out your projects - cool stuff indeed


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:15 pm 
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Excellent work.. If you don't mind me saying but i think a silver dx chainset would look class with all the other dx stuff.. I only say this because when i did my race elite I really wanted the black lx chainset to go with the other black lx 560 stuff.. I ended up with the dx chainset in the end :? :lol:

Handling wise I have to agree.. To be honest I really don't like the twitchiness when going down something steep. But, I love how these things are easy to climb hills on and generally I am very happy with my one..

Enjoy :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Fantastic build, love these Saracen E-stays. I just missed out on a Kili at the weekend.


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