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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:29 am 
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Excellent job mate ¡!


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kingroon wrote:
Rick Draper wrote:
Come on, get the pics done tonight :lol: :wink:


:lol:

Forgot about the TWP Amp Brace.. It was sat in the kitchen waiting to be cleaned :shock: :lol:


Pop it in a jiffy bag to me and i will clean it up for you :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:47 pm 
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Rick Draper wrote:
Pop it in a jiffy bag to me and i will clean it up for you :lol: :lol:


:lol:

Here he is Dudes.. Sans pedals, but ready to Rock & Roll..

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Large Marge
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Specification
Frame: 1993 FAT CHANCE Shock-A-Billy w/ Risse Astro5 Shock
Fork: Rock Shox Mag 21LT w/ TWP Brace, Titanium bolts & Bontrager crown
Headset: Chris King NoThreadset

Stem: Ringle Zooka
Bars: Answer Hyperlite
Grips: Serfas Connectors
Post: Interloc Racing Design
Saddle: SDG Comp Ti
Collar: Ringle w/ Ti bolt

Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax
Tyres: Continental Competition Pro2 Kevlar
Tubes: Michelin C4 AirComp Latex

STI Units: Shimano XTR M900
Cantis: MRC D-Cell Cantilevers w/ Aztec Pads

Chainset: McMahon Steely Danz
BB: McMahon Titanium
Chain: SRAM
Cassette: Shimano HG51
Rear Mech: Shimano XTR M900
Front Mech: Shimano XTR M900
Cables: Avid Flak Jacket

To do:
Black alloy cage bolts
TWP Brace
Pedals


Last edited by kingroon on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Beautiful :D


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amazing job! Really love the colour combo on this beauty. it's 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:13 am 
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Thanks for your comments Amigos :)

kingroon wrote:
To do:
Black alloy cage bolts
TWP Brace
Pedals


Sorted these final pieces now, even mounted a Black Ringle H2O Cage 8)

Taking the Billy out for its Maiden Voyage tomorrow evening across the Chilterns with a mate; hoping this Sun stays shining so it's Dusty Tracks all the way :twisted:


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very macho, bueno 8)


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Congrats, a very nice looking build, look forward hearing how it handles


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:44 am 
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theredchili wrote:
..look forward hearing how it handles


So took it out last night for a 20ish Mile blast around the Chilterns with a mate; cracking evening.. Anyways, it was eventful so I'll serialize..

1. Took the lead on the first decent, no braking, heavy in to the final two turns before the farm road.. Thought "that doesn't feel right", looked back, puncture.. Swapped out the latex tube for a regular butyl one I had with me..

2. Took the lead in another downhill section, loose topsoil switchback obscured by a bush/branch, went waaaay too fast into a downhill righthander that left me late braking heavy.. Rear wheel off ground.. Trying to steer right.. Tree on left.. Rear of bike swinging towards the tree.. Had visions of One Written Off Billy.. Pulled it in by steering out of the corner, but only just.. Must have been millimeters..

3. Had several instances where Rear Tyre just didn't wanna play ball.. Once it had locked up, there was no resistance and had a tendency to slide out, felt like I was 12 and back on a BMX! Made for an exhilirating ride, and kept me awake.. Front tyre washed out once too, snapped that one back..

4. Downhilling was great fun.. The rear shock performed perfectly [it wants to for $300..] and the thing felt so low to the ground it was sweet.. There was a 18" drop at one point which the Billy flew down, loved it.. And gully running was sweeeet..

5. Uphill the rear end stayed down and dug in, he's a great climber.. Need about ten degrees in the stem ideally..

Overall, the Billy was awesome.. If I'da ridden my Mojo SL on the same route, I woulda gotten back to the car less fatigued maybe, but hanging on for dear life, trusting sketchy tyres, being so low to the ground..? Made the ride totally worth it.. It was much more fun than I was expecting, and that is what we ride for.. The Billy is a Kepper :twisted:

Climbing *****
Descending *****
Cornering ***--
Singletrack ****-
Overall ****-

Halfway at the Five Horseshoes..
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Back to the car, just made the Last of the Light..
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What I'll be changing
Stem: Will get a 130mm x 10deg
Tyres & Tubes: Might slip the later ['99, non period correct] UST Crossmax SLs with UST Scorpions
Fork: Toying with the idea of spraying up some SIDs in the same red, add a canti cable hanger..


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Nice one.

I was amazed taking the Wicked out for the first proper ride, just how well it handled, responded really well,if you take away the performance of a U brake and canti's I couldn't have been happier.

These bikes have bucket loads of Character,which is why I love them so much.Looking forward one day to riding a Billy myself :mrgreen:


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