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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:42 pm 
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My wife says she likes your profile pic!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:45 pm 
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My wife says she likes your profile pic!

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Some would say probably a better likeness than yours? :lol:


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Some would say probably a better likeness than yours?


So you saw the big nosed geezer in the Elms yesterday! :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:22 am 
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Just a brief update as I have far too many things on the go at once! :lol:

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Had to agree that with the brown Ourys there were just too many mis-matched shades going on. Tried the white Ourys but just too white! (The Flite being much more of a dirty cream than white...)

Decided to go with the black Ritchey TrueGrips for now; changed the Hyperlite bar for a Reynolds 501 as I'm hoping the steel bar will take a bit of the sting out of the trail buzz over the super-stiff alloy Hyper's as I want to keep it rigid?

Xt thumbies and X-Lite ski-bends is about as far as it goes so far...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Hmmmm, so much for my snazzy Crank Case BB;

Would have helped no end if I'd noticed it's a 73mm shell on this frame!

Luckily I had a 118x73mm LX in the shed... :roll:


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is it 73? I never checked mine I assumed 68! Sorry for bad advice!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:21 pm 
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is it 73? I never checked mine I assumed 68! Sorry for bad advice!


Nah, don't sweat it. My fault for not checking; even more so as I knew my e-stay frame was a 73mm! :roll:

That's why I had the spare BB; it was originally for the other frame but then I picked up a UN74 dirt cheap.

Which reminds me, I must pick up another alloy non-drive side cup for the other Un74 I have to go in the Raleigh...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Finally managed to get a bit further with the Kili;

After rummaging through my parts bins I cobbled together an acceptable chainset out of three others...

...this is actually the second-best 'set; the best is now on my e-stay special (more of which at a later date).

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I going to use a black chain on this one so a quick trip to Halfords for a Clarks 7-speed chain is in the offing.

The XT canti's are waiting to go on next then all I have to do is cable it up (Clarks again...) and it'll be ready for its shake-down ride... :D


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Just finished fitting the brakes; almost there...

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...just waiting for a 'finishing touch' to arrive in the Post 8)

Ride pix to follow later this week :D


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Finishing touch? Interesting.


Looks fab


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