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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:14 pm 
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I don't think you can go wrong with a Syncros really, another trick is to use a taller saddle like a Turbo or WTB, so less post is exposed.
Seem to remember a few of the team used Roox and/or Selcof in line seat posts also. A pal of mine had an "all red" one made up and it had anodised Raceface Turbine cranks and Thermo headset and RF post, think they used RF a fair bit. The old Pace factory is just up the road from me.
Most of these frames were sold as Frame only, I guess it's a case of whatever you fancy really!
I always loved them and they had a big following BITD, wish they had diversified more into Componenents, think this would have been a better move commercially for them?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:49 pm 
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the x lite i have got is a bit taller than the flite i have also got that could go on, and i have landed a 410mm thomson seatpost. might have the top of it anodised purple to break the black up!

couple of more additions:

rear mech (actually fitted to bike now!)
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token bottom bracket with carbon body:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:29 am 
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Nice build there, v12. But I've spotted a schoolboy error :D.

Don't worry though, you're not the only one... http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=192022

Easy to fix - just slide the lowers off and flip the crown/steerer around (much easier than pushing the stanchions out of the crown).

Good choice of components as well. Call me a purist but RC200s really need Hope hubs and the 'burns (best looking cranks by a country mile!).


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:54 am 
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Cheers fella, u gotta have hopes and middleburns every time! I span the crown round yesterday! Can't be having the ti bolts hidden away as well!

Looks miles better now!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:00 pm 
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Glad you spotted it, could've made cornering a bit of a man test!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:42 pm 
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couple of small updates on the rc200!

Put the crown facing the right way around!

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changed out the seatpost and got a thomson (modern :oops: ahem..)

removed decals in preparation for some silver standard pace ones!

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liking a bit more black in there, considering swapping out the acor purple canti's for some minty m560 black lx's i have got. and maybe swapping the bar ends for some black x lite's (if i can find some!)

Comments as always appreciated!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:03 pm 
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VERY NICE!!!!!

Black bar ends would be cool, stick a 'turbo' saddle on and get the rear canti's in..Straddle cable is more powerful at 90 degrees!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Ah..and put some viagra on the front quick release..........

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:38 am 
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personally i love that colour scheme, always fancied a Pace and if i was to have one it would be just like yours. Looking forward to hearing how it rides


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Still feel a Syncros post and stem would tone in the best, a bit of rise with the stem may help the riding position too, Awesome build though fella!


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