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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Looking real good can't wait to see the completed build.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:45 pm 
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It's been a little while and I've changed build direction a couple of times along the way, (does everyone do that I wonder?), but here's the almost complete build. It's not one for the purists at the moment but I might reinstate the m900 build at a later date.

Currently, she's an XTR M95* groupset, brakes, rear mech, skewers and STIs with RS7 cranks and 217 ceramic rims on 737 hubs. (That's a 737 cassette btw, but I will be fitting an M950 cassette) Can't decide whether to run 1X8 using the UNO ring as shown below:

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Or to keep the rings that came with the cranks:

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Either way she's nearly complete, just pedals, chain, cables and top cap to sort.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:27 am 
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enjoyed the write up and love the build!
Want to see more!!

ps. I prefer M900!


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:30 am 
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ibbz wrote:
enjoyed the write up and love the build!
Want to see more!!

ps. I prefer M900!


Funny you should say that. As you can see I started with an M900/ Chicken Stix/ Thumbies build, and then was seduced by the M95* /RS7s.

This is her as she did the Long Mynd and the HONC
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After the Pre-HONC test run!
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I've just sourced some Middleburn rings and 170mm cranks for my daughters M300 build. Freeing up a set of M900 cranks and rings.

Thinking of re-building with M900 and re-using the M950 for a brushed version!


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Looking good and its fantastic that you get out there and muddy!

Awesome :D


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Thanks, sadly I've cracked the seat tube, so she's languishing in the shed at the moment.

I really need to get cost/viability estimates for a repair.

Then I can sort the M900 version that was the original plan. Seen some early RC35s that would go well too.


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