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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:03 pm 
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Maiden voyage today back from the bike shop. Few little tweaks to do, but pleased to say that it doesn't seem too big. I'm used to a long top tube so the reach seems spot on. Stem could do with having a bit less rise, but a Velocity stem has landed so it may sort that. Really pleased :)

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Going on a night ride tomorrow so will see how it handles off-road!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:40 pm 
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Nice... looks so much better with the P2s on, and I bet it handles better too!


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I do like the P2's, got a matching Velocity stem now too :)

Really need to take some pics with a decent camera!

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Velocity stem has made a bit difference to the position on the bike, really plreased I changed it. Rides better and looks better. Need to look out for some off-road tyres now as the semi-slicks that are on it are ok for communiting but off-roading is needed :)


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Tyres swopped to some 2.1 Speed Kings. Should hopefully provide a bit more grip in the wet. Also changed the 4 arm XT cranks (M739) to some 5 arm LX cranks (M539). Seems a bit more fitting.

Had bought some Judy FSX forks for this, but after un-wrapping them discovered one of the drop-outs had becomed detached. However, springs arrived for my Judy XC forks, so they're ready to fit.


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Rojo's stolen my P2's, which gave me an excuse to fit the Judy XC forks. Picked up a WTB aheadset from Stif's eBay store, which promptly arrived next day. Got the Judy forks on now! Just need to pick up a more suitable ahead stem now, as I've had to fit a Kore one I had laying around and it's a bit chunky. Pics to follow :)


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Sorry about p2's :oops:

What stem you after??


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Haha, don't worry. Wanted the Judys on :)

Think I'll find something suitable at the shop. Just something cheap will do for now.


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Ok cool look forward to pic's 8)

The judys been rebuilt??


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Yup. Changed the oil in the damper, fitted some new Kronos springs and given them a good regrease. Should be good to go :)


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