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Lovely, everything just fits together like peas and carrotts.

cool.

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Flip' that's nice!
Love the chromed stays - a feature sadly missing from MTBs I reckon. Delicious :D


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A fantastic looking build.

Its simple yet elegant.

my 2 cents ...... I think the current fork colour works well but agree a black fork would look great too.

How about a black bomber fork with a polished silver brace - could also mean that you didn't have a redundant canti hanger.

The forks are great for us *ahem* larger *ahem* gents as they have a fair bit of adaptability.

I wish I could build simple but yet elegant bikes :(


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benbonty wrote:
GT-Steve wrote:
If someone can confirm that judy steerer fits SiD's then I'll start looking.


Hi Steve, found that thread on MTBR for you... You'll have to sign up to see the photos if you haven't already....

http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-cl ... 86466.html


cheers fella, I'll have a read in a bit... 8)


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sinnerman wrote:
Lovely, everything just fits together like peas and carrotts.

cool.

8)


praise indeed from someone who knows how to put a retrobike together... 8) 8)


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letmetalktomark wrote:
A fantastic looking build.

Its simple yet elegant.

my 2 cents ...... I think the current fork colour works well but agree a black fork would look great too.

How about a black bomber fork with a polished silver brace - could also mean that you didn't have a redundant canti hanger.

The forks are great for us *ahem* larger *ahem* gents as they have a fair bit of adaptability.

I wish I could build simple but yet elegant bikes :(


Cheers Mark,

I've looked at 'zocchi's but they seem too chunky for the skinny tubes of the frame... :oops:

I've just bought a v'brake brace for the judy's so that should dial out the redundant (and ugly) front canti hanger...

You do build some nice bikes, believe me.. 8)


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Steve,

This is a really great looking bike. That version of XTR isn't one that looks easy on a bike (IMO0 but it seems to hang really well on that frame (which is really something special!)

I like the forks that you have. I think that black ones would be too 'heavy' looking and the light gold of the RS really compliments the rest of the colours well.

Looking forward to the finished bike :D


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Steve that is a rather stunning bike 8) The frame is stunning.

I really do need some retro goodness back in my life… :P


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Ok, so today a rather fine NOS pair of Ritchey Logic forks turned up, from CTK (many thanks for them, fella, been after a set for three years nearly now...) which means I can get on and finish the build, ready for Mayhem this year.. 8)

so, completed spec, as pictured, is as follows:

Frame: Brian Rourke custom built in Reynolds 853

Fork: Ritchey Logic (nos)

Headset: Chris King nothreadset 1"
Stem: ControlTech
Handlebar: Titanium (unknown brand)
Grips: ODI attack
Barends: n/a

Brakes: Shimano XTR m95*
Brake Pads: Ceramic specific
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Cantilever cable hangers: say whaaaat?
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR m95*

Shifters: Shimano XT M732 Thumbies
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR m953 BP
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950 SS cage
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
Cassette: Shimano XTR m95* 9sp
Chain: SRAM PC971 9sp (new)
Cranks: Shimano XTR m95* Octalink (nos)
Crank Bolts: Shimano Octalink
Chainrings: Shimano XTR M95* (nos)
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR Octalink
Pedals: Wellgo SPD

Hub Skewers: Shimano XTR M95*
Rims: Mavic X517 (ceramic) black ano
Hubs: Shimano XTR M95*
Nipples: black
Spokes: Black
Tyres: Charge Splashback 2.1 (new)
Tubes: Air-B latex (nos)

Saddle: Flite Titanium (red)
Seatpost: ControlTech (black) 27.2mm
Seatpost Binder: bolt.

Weight: would love to know exactly..

some pics of the finished article....

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I'm totally undecided on the Red Flite, so opinions please. I think I prefer the Grey one I had on there before. Or I could try a black??

Steve


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Thats gorgeous .... 8)


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