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 Post subject: Fat Chance Buckshaver
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:28 pm 
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My wee Fat... just fitted the Rock Shox, (used to have the RC-30s that are currently on my P7 - see other thread!) so I figured I'd finally take a couple of pics! If I was feeling better I'd have taken a ride somewhere, but I'm not, so sorry for the poor location! :)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:00 pm 
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Sapphire fade! ...or something close

Beautifull colour fade anyway. Beautifull bike.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:34 pm 
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Thanks! :)
It's never been 'finished' & I don't think it is now either... Not sure what to do with the post / stem particularly, & whether to go more retro on the drivetrain...

I can't see the pics anymore - probably just my pc, but I've re-hosted them elsewhere incase it's not my problem!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:34 pm 
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Nothing wrong with showing that bike multiple times :D :wink:

That is XTR m950, right? My Yo has some m950 bits too. They were the original equipment. My Yo originates from late '95.

Syncros stems I consider an okay pick for FATs. The hinged version is only not the prettiest... If sticking to Syncros and you're going for a matching post, you loose the current set back. Dilemmas... :roll:

:lol:

I have some of the quirky RaceFace stems laying around. Give me a call when those come in the picture.


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 Post subject: The Family Buck
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:42 pm 
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They must have had some paint leftover from spraying mine... :lol:

Mine's got some blue SIDs on now - they match this paint nicely, IMHO.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:59 am 
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Elev12k wrote:
Nothing wrong with showing that bike multiple times :D :wink:

That is XTR m950, right? My Yo has some m950 bits too. They were the original equipment. My Yo originates from late '95.

Syncros stems I consider an okay pick for FATs. The hinged version is only not the prettiest... If sticking to Syncros and you're going for a matching post, you loose the current set back. Dilemmas... :roll:

:lol:

I have some of the quirky RaceFace stems laying around. Give me a call when those come in the picture.


Well I can still only see one set of the pics, so... :P

The XTR bits weren't original to this bike (& I'm not going back to Sugino!), but I do like them... Just not sure if a more pimpy chainset might suit (I think probably not - It does get ridden afterall!). But the front mech is m900 as is the rear hub, so it doesn't really match all that well at the moment.

I'm more bothered about the stem / post though - the Syncros I had lying about & just needed to use it when I fitted these forks (threaded -> ahead). Can't say I'm really a fan, although like you said some Syncros stuff's nice! & the post is a NOS zoom lightweight that I picked up for £3. Twas mainly because I was desperate to do away with shimmed posts & not that many nice 29.4's seem to come up. I do like it though - the layback, colour, design, the fact that it's steel... if only I wasn't such a brand snob, I'd just look for the stem to match! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Family Buck
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:02 am 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
They must have had some paint leftover from spraying mine... :lol:

Mine's got some blue SIDs on now - they match this paint nicely, IMHO.

Mr K


I do like the colour!
It worked well with the purple pace forks, but I kinda like the contrast with the yellow! :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Family Buck
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:08 am 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
They must have had some paint leftover from spraying mine... :lol:

Mine's got some blue SIDs on now - they match this paint nicely, IMHO.

Mr K


Very nice MrK, just enough purple, well done


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Hi,

I initially had a Moby on my Yo. Like you I prefered somewhat more setback. I had a Heylight made. You can choose sizing and colour. It was already around when our bikes were new. It is a very well, inteligent made part. Moreover the post has an open top, so mosture can dry easier.

You won't find a matching stem though. Heylight doesn't do stems.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:44 am 
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hey, Bucks are getting popular!

And both those are very nice examples. Great colour fades :)
Mine is arrest me red, which is not actually my fave colour..
Had a syncros, now a Moby, but also have a Thomson post for when I want to ride it properly :wink:


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