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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:13 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Mainly 'cos Jez was curious, but just in case some of you haven't seen one before, here's my Slingshot roadie.

Built up slowly over the past couple of years to get here-not perfect yet, still want a few more bits to really get it spot on.
Was aiming for a mountain bike oriented build, hence the nukeproof, salsa, rock shox, cooks and compact frame but I also wanted campag as none of my bikes have shimano (although the hubs meant shimano splined cassette :? ) .

Rides so smooth and comfortably - great for an achy heap like me.

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Frame: NOS Slingshot Road (small - I'm a shot arse see)
Fork: NOS Rock Shox Paris-Roubaix SL
Headset: King (natch)
Stem: Salsa
Handlebar: Salsa Lapbell + Cinelli Spinaci
Brakes Campag Athena
Brake Levers Campag Athena 8 sped Ergos
Front Derailleur: Campag Chorus
Rear Derailleur: Campag Athena
Cassette: Shimano 7 speed
Cranks: Cooks Road RSR
Bottom Bracket: Zero components
Pedals: Speedplay
Quick Releases: Syncros
Rims: Velocity
Hubs: Nukeproof carbon
Saddle: Flite
Seatpost: American Classic Ti

I'll add some proper photos at the weekend! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:26 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Just realised that this should be in Roadie Wives, not Readers Bikes-sorry!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:54 am 
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That is so nice Pete! I love "interesting" setups and that really is special.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:54 am 
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BTW that Klein I have would fit you oh so right ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:40 am 
Lincs AEC
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I hate to admit it, but BITD as well as MTBing I was a roadie :oops:
So, I really appreciate this bike. Looks ideal for the Paris Roubaix!
And, I like the way the emphasis is on HOT in the Slingshot name on the top tube :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:58 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Oh, Jez, I have looked at that Klein of yours so many times and thought 'can I?', even showed it to her indoors who loved the saddle(!) but then mentioned the Roof that needs reslating or the Windows that after 150 years need serious repairs, or the sitting room that need a new sofa, or the fact that I still haven't bought her a present for her birthday back in Feb........ I am still looking though, wouldn't it be nice....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:59 am 
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I'll do you a special Pete Mc discount!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:06 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Simple Pete, buy her the Klein :)

Love the Slingshot too, you still on the Science Park? I never see any of your steeds as I saunter past.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:34 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Wouldn't dare leave them in the car park with all those Halfords and Townsend specials- my bikes, like me, are snobs and don't like to mix with anything with a 'touch of the council' about them (am I allowed to say that, oh yes, this isn't STW, is it :wink: ).

edit: and Jez, shhsh, you are the devil putting temptation in my way, but I am jesus walking though the desert for the next few weeks until all my household chores are done. sneaks off to look at the photos of the klein again....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:37 am 
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:lol: Nothing wrong with a little snobbery.

Having just run the Cycle2Work scheme, our company bike shed looks like a branch of Halfords, fortunately most of my bikes are simply retro versions of common as muck so they fit right in :wink:


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