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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:26 pm 
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bought this frame of Steve in october http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=167054&highlight=dekerf+team
haven't given it my all, just gathered some parts and trying to decide whether it's a keeper or not

i'll keep it under 7kg, ride-able of course.. bare frame is 1795g.. first i tried with a trigon carbon fork, but that didn't look cool.. so will go with this 200g heavier kinesis maxlight 400 fork.. nice mortop headset 65g.. tune cranks and front hub.. front wheel with 517 ceramic rims and revolution spokes is 645g and rear with quite light hope ti ss hub, 750g.. will for sure change that butt ugly thomson post...

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what dja think? lush isn't it? :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:40 pm 
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I really love the British Racing Green and the Black colour scheme, it looks awesome! I can't help thinking that a Vicious Cycles or similar straight bladed fork would look much better on there though, the blades on that one look a bit too fat in my humble opinion. Loving it though!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:02 pm 
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That does look good, any more pictures? Agree about the fork, if you had the dough a waltworks tapered segemented fork would work really well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:10 pm 
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That looks fantastic! BRG is the classiest colour in the world. Not that I'm biased or anything.

I like the forks - which doesn't help you very much... :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:06 pm 
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Love the ano green! can't wait to see the finished product.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:54 pm 
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thanks dudes.. i'm liking the green a lot too.. zoo much

about the fork, know it isn't a cool dekerf fork or similar.. but they weigh so bloody much.. first i went with a trigon, but on this thin tubed frame that carbon fork looked awful.. of course a dekerf fork or vicious would look even better, but for now this is a weenie project :)

stay tuned


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:18 pm 
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I ran a 410mm TB Project 2 on my old '94 Dekerf. It was a perfect match!
Don't compromise the ride with shonky modern tutt! :wink: It's gotta be a steel fork.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:56 am 
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biocandy wrote:
i'll keep it under 7kg, ride-able of course.. bare frame is 1795g.. first i tried with a trigon carbon fork, but that didn't look cool.. so will go with this 200g heavier kinesis maxlight 400 fork.. nice mortop headset 65g.. tune cranks and front hub.. front wheel with 517 ceramic rims and revolution spokes is 645g and rear with quite light hope ti ss hub, 750g.. will for sure change that butt ugly thomson post...


Under 7kgs - with pedals and decent tyres??

What in-line post looks (and is) better than a Thomson? - nice bike though.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:59 pm 
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beautiful


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Really nice bike :)
Do you have more pictures?
Keep up the good work :twisted:
/J


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