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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:48 pm 
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finally got this one finished ..................

had the build decided , and the parts collected months ago

but the red paint was looking a bit the worse for wear , and after having the rear powder caoated and looking as new , and the NOS quadra , i just couldnt leave it the way it was , besides if i had it repainted the decals would be gone , and trust me there are no replacements out there , especially the top tube "S" (as of yet)

spent the last few months looking for a match , finally found a pretty good match ........ so after about 4 hours with an airbrush , managed to blend the new paint in with the old and saved the original decals , well happy :D

specialized ground control

forks = quadra 21r
stem = x lite
bars = specialized alloy
grips = gripshift (only grey i could find)
tyres = specialized ummas cannibal s
saddle = flite ti
post = specialized (needs replacing)
rims = mavic 230
everything else = LX


and as this one finishes another arrives :lol: ( see my next post )


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:42 pm 
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Looks well snappy. Love the black cranks and the stem!
(Get rid of the red canti hangers)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:51 pm 
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NIce one Slim . :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:34 pm 
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Nice, that black LX always looks cracking on the right bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:42 pm 
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you did a pucka job on the paint :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:01 pm 
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told you i do a mean job with an airbrush :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:11 pm 
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Nice SLIM! Quick question (not criticism) - why is teh rear Q/R that way around? Never seen it before


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:23 pm 
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dont know mate always done them that way ??

only one i had trouble with was the epic , bit tight to the mech

is it wrong ????????


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:56 pm 
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I'm using it that way on my modern disc brake -equipped bikes for I read somewhere that it's recommended to use the lever where the tightening force is on the opposite side of the disc. No difference on rim brakes though and I've always used skewers with lever on left.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:16 pm 
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Archangel wrote:
I'm using it that way on my modern disc brake -equipped bikes for I read somewhere that it's recommended to use the lever where the tightening force is on the opposite side of the disc. No difference on rim brakes though and I've always used skewers with lever on left.


I know a few people who run them that side on disc brake equipped bikes so they dont burn their hands on the rotor


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