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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Actually i think the lemon 317's would be a step too far,its nicer as it is 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Ok, been a while since I've updated, mostly because I was dragging my heels on lacing up the QR20 hub... anyway, here here we go...

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Apart from finding some cable outers that exactly matched the paint, not hugely pleased with the way it looks to be honest, so it could well end up a work in progress - I think a set of pale blue maggies would look much nicer, and the red bombers don't quite look right either. In an ideal world, repaint the forks in matching kawasaki green with blue bomber decals.

Running 1x9 with what looks like a reasonably early DMR chain-guide / tensioner thingy for that pretend DH look. Just got room for the 2.4 Mountain King at the back which I'm happy about.

Kore stem and Azonic PDW bars, cranks, shifter and rear mech are M750. NOS Ritchey Vector atop a nearly-new Ritchey Classic seatpost I picked up cheap on eBay. The seat-clamp is a no-name lightweight Taiwanese job. Bright blue Superstar grips complete the garish cockpit.

Forks feel really soft, not sure if they need harder springs or if I just need to adjust to what are effectively DH forks.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:28 pm 
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I fell across this built by chance ZZ.

Looks great. How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:39 pm 
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its a great looking bike in the flesh , haven't ridden it far (too high seat and spds on it , but felt nice
zz moaned about it tho , just needs a wee bit of development


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Has it passed to you then Mikee?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:36 pm 
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not yet


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:44 pm 
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Ok, been a while since I've updated, mostly because I was dragging my heels on lacing up the QR20 hub... anyway, here here we go...

Image

Apart from finding some cable outers that exactly matched the paint, not hugely pleased with the way it looks to be honest, so it could well end up a work in progress - I think a set of pale blue maggies would look much nicer, and the red bombers don't quite look right either. In an ideal world, repaint the forks in matching kawasaki green with blue bomber decals.

Running 1x9 with what looks like a reasonably early DMR chain-guide / tensioner thingy for that pretend DH look. Just got room for the 2.4 Mountain King at the back which I'm happy about.

Kore stem and Azonic PDW bars, cranks, shifter and rear mech are M750. NOS Ritchey Vector atop a nearly-new Ritchey Classic seatpost I picked up cheap on eBay. The seat-clamp is a no-name lightweight Taiwanese job. Bright blue Superstar grips complete the garish cockpit.

Forks feel really soft, not sure if they need harder springs or if I just need to adjust to what are effectively DH forks.


I think it looks pretty tricky actually and good work on those outers 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:14 pm 
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Aye, the looks have grown on me Gazz, I think it looks better in the metal.

The outers were a lucky fluke - I'd bought a set last year for the Stumpy from eBay, and I was rooting through my spares box when I was building this and layed them up against the frame - couldn't believe that they were an exact match. Even better the ebay seller still had some.

Mikee will be pleased to hear I've sorted the rear hub and tightened the headset. The quest for a rear shock that works is still on going though. Bloody things are expensive.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:20 pm 
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suspenders, at least good ones, always are :?

The blue grips are a bit marmite for me but as you say bikes look totally different in "real life".


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:21 pm 
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blue grips contrast well with the maguras flouroness (that can be seen
thru even the darkest forest )


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