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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:53 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
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


I have one, really annoying setting up gear with downtube routed cables tho! :x


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Another pic while I'm cooking dinner... :lol:

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Yes
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That's my idea of affordable beautiful mountain bikes!

Well done mate!
More pics though pleeeeese!

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The build came together quite nicely, having developed an impetus all of its own - as they tend to do... :wink:

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I was a little concerned about the brake cable running through the bare metal 'noodle' so I lifted the piece of PTFE tubing out of an old Avid V-brake noodle and discovered it was exactly the right size - you can just see it in the pic above...


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nice tip on the canti cable!


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Lovely mate. Nearly like it as much as mine :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:38 pm 
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This is my favourite departure from the norm...

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...I nearly did a passing fair impression of Granny Grinders avatar the first time I applied the front brake in anger! :shock:

Better than any of my V's it has to be said...

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...and instantly solves the ugly/flimsy canti-hangar issue 8)

This is the back end...

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...not quite so effective, but arguably prettier - and at least the 3DV ano pivot bolts are a better match :wink:


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The decal (courtesy of gil_m, naturally) says it all...

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...and a quintessentially English autumn scene to go with it 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Superb :D

Does it ride as good as it looks?

One little thing that concerns me is the canti mounting bolts, are they aluminium?


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