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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:15 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Get on with it!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Sorry. Had to go digging on the allotment.

I emailed you the pics yesterday, anyway!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:35 pm 
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Well I saw it in the flesh (the Kona not Poddy :shock: ) this afternoon and it looks stunning. The argos metalic paint both on the Fork/Stem combo and on the frame really show their quality in the sun.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:11 pm 
retrobike rider
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He's not wrong you know! :)
I'm chuffed to hell. I must have had the frame 6 or 8 months by now. I've NEVER taken this long to build a bike in my LIFE!! :)

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IMG_3493 by PeterPoddy, on Flickr

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I think the green and gold is a good match

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Some of it looks literally brand new.

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Probably the most expensive pair of wheels I'll ever own. I guess there would have been little if any change from £500 on these from new.

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Magura. Because I actually want to stop!

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The only thing I don't like is the black seat post. I REALLY needs to be silver.
I make no apologies at all for the 4 bolt Middleburns. All my bikes are 4 bolt and I'm not adding another standard to the garage.
Same goes for the saddle. SDG Bel Air, because I can actually sit on one all day!

It's not going to get a lot of use, but sunny summer trail rides are right up it's street I think

An the answer to the question you're all asking is "Just a couple of ounces over 24lb, including the bottle cage"

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Looks gorgeous...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Thanks, I think so too. The paint really sparkles in the sun. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm 
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ace build and pics., too. 8)

If you are considering changing the post to a sliver one, why not changing the saddle, too ? I think the saddle itself looks good, but maybe in a different colour ? The brown looks quite lost. :?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Everyone I've shown it to says they don't like that saddle! It's stopping on there, but point taken, I think a silver post will show it off LOT better!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:50 pm 
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WoW looks good. 8) Lots to like a lot on your mtb 8) Great


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