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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:38 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Rob Atkin wrote:
What hole count do you need for your rims?


32


Doh!
I have a NOS 281CD rim on the way I don't need but it's a 36.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
Doh!
I have a NOS 281CD rim on the way I don't need but it's a 36.


Thanks Rob

I've bought 3 wheels off eBay since I started this build that were listed as 32h but when I received them they turned out to be 36's

Very frustrating!

36's I can get, 28's I can get but 32's are pretty rare...

There's 1 NOS 32h Vantage Pro on the Bay right now for a bargain £95 posted - but one's no good!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:35 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Why not go for 36h then? It's only 4 spokes, hardly a gigantic weight increase, and won't look any different.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:58 am 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
Why not go for 36h then? It's only 4 spokes, hardly a gigantic weight increase, and won't look any different.


It'd be a step backwards - I'm trying to do it right - every time I looked at the bike I'll be thinking "nice, but wish I'd waited for some 32's"...

... And the NOS hubs I already have are 32s.

Not a problem, I'll just do the wheels last


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:31 am 
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brummieguy wrote:
This one's for you feetabix :wink:
When I grow up... I'll buy me a set like that!


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 Post subject: Saturday update
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:26 am 
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Forks have arrived & been powdercoated

Stem has been powdercoated

Rear mech has been SRP'd

Still waiting on 'bar, front cantis & saddle...

...oh, and the frame to come back!


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Stem has come up a beauty.

Really excited about seeing this finished.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:34 pm 
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Decided to try out the Ritchey Expert rims & am happy enough to go with them

Tioga headset & GT lockring turned up

GT 'bar turned up

M735 cantis turned up (in black to match the U-brake) (NOS XT blocks on the way)

Nearly-new front mech on its way

Frame will be ready on Friday :D

Gotta work on sorting the decals in the meantime :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:21 am 
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I had a great week last week

An excellent front mech turned up from Cornholio's RC100

On Tuesday I got offered a job managing a bike shop and started on Thursday - I've been flat out there since & loving every minute.

On Thursday the polishers called to confirm the frame was ready - am off today so picking it up this morning & am interested to see the results. When the guy rang he seemed to want to stress that it wasn't an amazing job so I am hoping he hasn't ruined it... as long as there's more shine than when it went in i'll be happy enough...

The saddle is still sitting in GB customs :x

Pics of frame hopefully up this arvo & then I can start the build in earnest :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:53 am 
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brummieguy wrote:
I had a great week last week

An excellent front mech turned up from Cornholio's RC100

On Tuesday I got offered a job managing a bike shop and started on Thursday - I've been flat out there since & loving every minute.

On Thursday the polishers called to confirm the frame was ready - am off today so picking it up this morning & am interested to see the results. When the guy rang he seemed to want to stress that it wasn't an amazing job so I am hoping he hasn't ruined it... as long as there's more shine than when it went in i'll be happy enough...

The saddle is still sitting in GB customs :x

Pics of frame hopefully up this arvo & then I can start the build in earnest :D


Congrats on the job :D


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