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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:42 pm 
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[list=][/list]Damnation and b*gg*ry!!

I was doing alright until the weather set in - and now I'm not sure about the tyre choice either... :?

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Picked the frame up from a tiny LBS in Brighton where the guy had it hanging on the wall for years - until I eventually persuaded him he was never going to get around to building it up again...

Busted BB was a b*st*rd to get out mind! :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:47 pm 
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Nice, I am liking that...

I think the tyres look quite neat :wink:


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I like the work stand , the fact the front wheel is stopped from swinging round


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:54 pm 
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daj wrote:
I like the work stand , the fact the front wheel is stopped from swinging round


They're also blindin'ly good value...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOME-MECHANIC ... 255fe00c48


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Those tyres are great with the colour of the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:04 pm 
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this version is copyright Legrandefromage 2011!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:07 pm 
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:lol:

Altough we have a similar choice of fork going on I'm actually continuing the XT theme right through and fitting canti's... :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:39 pm 
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Yeah, I like the butterscotch tyres with that frame!
And the workstand!- just ordered one, thanks for the tip!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:16 pm 
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I like both bikes. I like some aspects of the stand but looks unstable to knocks? :)

The affect of the different tyres is very interesting affect


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:23 pm 
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The stand is actually very stable - the fact that the bike can move in the cradle means you don't knock the whole thing over if you do get clumsy (...yes, I have found out the hard way whilst trying to negotiate half the contents of my shed spread over the patio :roll: ) - the BB sits in a sturdy plastic 'cup' with the downtube in another, then you tighten the retaining clamp on it...

Simple but effective - especially at the price... 8)


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