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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:55 pm 
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I got this as a bit of an impulse purchase, I almost bought one on here last year, the NOS frames but didn't. restrained! :lol: This looked like one of the NOS ones, still has a white size/model sticker on and clean paint though a few globs, so maybe its a seconds one, vendor thought it was old though.

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As I got it in shed-parts-build, with DIY single speed, 17T cassette cog spacers, sawn off XTR M950 34t and tensioner, and a mix of original and added bits inc odd wheels.
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rode it about for a bit but it skipped gear, frame is flexy which doesn't suit SS needs plus steering a bit sharp. So quick fix rebuild ideas evolved.
Naturally it got a bit fussier than quick cheap rebuild, and waiting on grips and swapping supplier meant another month on top, now I'm ready for Summ...er...! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Happy with the result, a nice mix of my own parts and a few bought.
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Loving the original cromo seat post and skinny OS BMX like frame tubes.
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Rockin' 7 speed now that SS wasn't quite right, gearing should suit urban and even odd offroad fun, we'll see...
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Chrome front end includes Ritchey Nitto 130mm stem, and wideish bars.
So still sharp!
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U brake in the fleet at last 8) yum
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playin'
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old skool endo! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Awesome 8)

I had a massive soft spot for these BITD, and this still looks absolutely stunning, IMO. Love the pictures of it on action, too 8)

yum yum


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:12 am 
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did it come with the team extreme stem and bar? I always found having those set up on my one really comfortable. Digging the e stays still. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:08 pm 
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Thanks a lot Steve, :)

Cheers Mike, sadly it didn't come with the extreme 31.8 wing bar combo, It came with the Titec bars and a shorter chrome stem (see first pic) I tried to buy a wing combo on here but it sold with a frame. I'd really like to try an extreme wing combo on it as the handling is a bit strange, I think its a bit low for me, might wind up using the bits to try the Saracen Kili yet or one of the other frames in half build. I bet it would be wierd off road. Do love the look of it though. A guy online made one in bigger size into a fixie that worked really well.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:04 pm 
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that's really nice m8

loving the e-stays

top work


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:49 pm 
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That suits you well Mark, hope you have tons more fun on it.

You coming the Peaks, September 25th?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:24 pm 
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8) you look like hans rey!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:44 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
8) you look like hans rey!


:lol: Cheers! :)

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Hey Mark, No sadly not doing peaks, got far too much on at mo. Will be back though, watch this space. In the meantime I'll get to grips with this n have a lil fun. :) Have a good do in Peaks mate.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:34 pm 
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must say my friend..... i like it!

good looking bike and very fresh looking too.

ta 8) 8)

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