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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Not really a Retro Project unless you call 2005 Models retro but it finally arrived yesterday all the way from Arizona ,i have to say its looking rather sexy in a nice shade of blue .

Frame is made of Reynolds 853 which was absolute must in my buying factors ,fork is handmade by American frame builders Kelly ,mow yes its a CROSS bike and i have not come across many of these in Readers bikes so hopefully thsi might be of interest to some of you .

Not sure if i am going to go geared on this beauty as i have a full ultegra groupset lying about OR bite the bullet and go single speed!!

I am on a mission to build this up with some anodized red bits to match the CK Headset ,seem to be having trouble finding some small Red bottle cage bolts at the moment .

I am pretty open to suggestions and ideas so fire away and share your thoughts .


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:17 pm 
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My 1st proper bike was a crosser. I like them a lot. Actually too bad I don't have one in my stable currently :roll: Of modern bikes I generally like crossers most.

Looks like it will become a nice ride, Matty ! Frame made from the right materials, a good color ...it makes my heart go a little faster :) Good luck with the build.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:32 pm 
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That looks very tidy indeed, really classy.

For what it's worth I'd go with the geared build


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:36 pm 
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Downright phukking agreeable!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:09 pm 
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uuuuuurrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhh it looks horride :lol: :lol: :lol: get a real bike and while your at it stick that spesh in the skip :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:13 pm 
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cannondale king wrote:
uuuuuurrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhh it looks horride :lol: :lol: :lol: get a real bike and while your at it stick that spesh in the skip :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


LMFAO Thought i would put you out of your misery , for those of you who dont know that CK is a mate of mine ,i have spent the last 2 weeks telling him i have been waiting for his dream bike of VIT T to arrive ......

Dont u think he sounds a tad bitter ??

Ps CK did you still want that Orange saddle ?? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:16 pm 
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yes i would still like the said saddle buddy :wink: but was sort of bang on saying voodoo last week :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:57 pm 
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Nice, but you do realise you may have to ride it when it's built right?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:19 pm 
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Average Mark wrote:
Nice, but you do realise you may have to ride it when it's built right?


are you going to show me how ????

prehaps i can borrow your stabllisers ?? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:34 pm 
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Now there's a thought, retro stabilizers!


lol, we'll get you out on the spesh over xmas, surly you two must get some holiday?


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