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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:06 pm 
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The shopping list is nearly complete. (It's been re-written a couple of times.)

Frame: Torus polished titanium (Angry Pirate)
Fork: Pace RC30 (Ebay)
Replacement Steerer (ishaw)
Headset: Cane Creek S3 (Frogskin)
Front mech: M900 (Rampage)
Rear mech: M900 (GT-Steve)
Stem: Unbranded (spares box)
Saddle: Bontrager +10 (spares box)
Seatpost: X-lite (Angry Pirate)
Bars: X-lite titanium (Angry Pirate)
Brake levers: X-lite Chicken Stix (Southcoastretro)
Brakes: XT 737 cantis (Brocklanders)
Brake pads: M70 pads and holders (ishaw)
Shifters: XT thumbies (Supergoose)
Cranks: M900 (Valleyman)
Rings: M900 (Valleyman)
Cables: XTR
Cassette: Unbranded 8 speed
Bar ends: Onza (spares box)
Grips: Pro grip (spares box)
Wheels: To be confirmed (Hope & 217SUP?)
BB: Spares box hopefully
Chain: To be confirmed

The original budget has been long since abandoned. I can't wait for all the bits to arrive so I can get closer to taking her out and posting some build pictures.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Looking great !


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Picked up the M900 rear mech on Saturday at Thetford from GT-Steve and purchased a pair of X-lite stubbies from a nice man in the carpark. I dont know his name i'm afraid.
(My mum always told me not to accept bar-ends from strange men, but did i listen?)

The XT Thumbies arrived yesterday and then today the M900 cranks and rings arrived from sunny Italy courtesey of Valleyman.

So i thought the sun is shining lets go in the garden and take photos...

Purple chainring bolts wont be staying forever but they'll do for now, I havent done anything with the steerer on the RC30s as they might not be staying and the bottom bracket is just there to fit the cranks on at the moment.

But all in all its coming together.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:05 pm 
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The man selling the stubbies was LGF (I think). Nice looking frame BTW, love the polished ti look.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Thanks Chris, appreciate the comment and the heads up re LGF. He doesn't look anything like his photo :lol:.

Just agreed a price for a pair of UGLI forks :D so the RC30s will have to go.

With a bit of luck she'll be ready for the HONC on the 15th....


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:32 pm 
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Bought a silver Hope headset now so I'll be re-listing the Cane Creek S3 I got from Frogskins. I was struggling to decide between gold and silver hopes but I'm keen to get her to a rideable state.

Hopefully, forks and headset will be there when I get back Wednesday.


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Good choices I reckon, gold on ti has been well done, I'm well under-impressed with my S3 and Hope definitely suits 8)

More please! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Thanks, I've been polishing and cleaning out the threads on the M900 cranks and the replacement decals from Gil have come today so hopefully get those finished and on tomorrow evening.

Pics to follow v shortly...


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Is it ready yet? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Here's a before and after of the cranks. Polished and with replacement decals from Gil.
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First time polishing and first time replacing decals, but I think they look ok. (Thanks Gil.) :D

Also, first time using Photobucket App to post pics. Thanks for the suggestion FMJ.


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