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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:08 pm 
Gold Trader
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Location: Bay of the Fish, Isle of SKye
Ok.... photos to follow but the build has taken a turn (a familiar tale for most I presume 8) )

Frame: Kona Cinder Cone 1998 (now a 98 Explosif 18")

Fork: AMP F1

Headset: Cane Creek (Now a turq Chris King)
Stem: Syncros
Handlebar: X-Lite XC Riser
Grips: Clear Bar tape
Barends: None!

Brake Pads:
Brake Cables: i-links
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: Pauls V brake levers

Shifters: Rivendell thumb shifters
Front Derailleur: None
Rear Derailleur: Proshift
Derailleur Cables: i-links
Cassette: 9 sp non-shimano
Chain: YBN S9 Soul blue chain
Cranks: Middleburn RS3
Crank Bolts: X-Lite
Chainrings: Pace
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Hope ti

Hub Skewers: X-Lite (Now ringle ti turq)
Rims: Mavic 121 Ceramic
Hubs: Hope ti glide
Spokes: double butted
Tyres: Slizer and Grinder

Saddle: NOS Giro Fizik Nisene
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: ?

Weight: ?

This is a fairly well balanced USA/CANADA - UK combo :D

Frame switch is a tough one to call. I loved my cinder cone but I guess more so because it was mine and mine alone. The chance of an Explosif is too good to miss - plus a respray is going to set you back 150 so you want to make sure it's a frame you think is the bees knees.

Updates and setbacks to follow.

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