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 Post subject: 1994 Parkpre ProElite
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:14 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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After Chris' incredible karma last year at MM I really wanted to do this frame some justice. I decided to have as many British components as possible. It's taken nearly a year to gather the parts for this, mainly due to availability and budget contraints but now they are nearly all gathered.

UPDATE 11-08-12 Still running a temp bracket for the rear brakes until the noodle guide is welded back on and the seat tube binder may need to go....

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Here is a sneak peek...
(the steerer is uncut)

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Frame: 1994 Parkpre ProElite Titanium 1,506g

Fork: 1995 Pace RC35 MXCD (NOS)

Headset: Hope (old logo)
Stem: Raceface Ti
Handlebar: X-Lite Pro Titanium
Grips: Odi

Brakes: DiaComp 987 Purple
Brake Pads: undecided
Brake Cables: undecided
Cantilever cable hangers: Undecided?
Brake Levers: X-Lite

Shifters: XT thumbshifter
Front Derailleur: undecided (probably M900)
Rear Derailleur: M900
Derailleur Cables: undecided
Cassette: M950 8 speed Ti
Chain: undecided
Cranks: Middleburn RS1
Crank Bolts: SRP
Chainrings: Middleburn
Chainring bolts: ?
Bottom Bracket: Titec Ti spindle, Ritchey superlogic bearings and cups
Pedals: M737?

Hub Skewers: Shimano XT
Rims: Mavic 217 Ceramic
Hubs: Pace RC50 Carbon front, WR Composti Carbon Rear
Nipples: unknown
Spokes: DT double butted front, Sapim double butted rear
Tyres: Ritchey Z-Max K
Tubes: undecided

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: USE Ti
Seatpost Binder: seaking an X-Lite

Weight: Can't wait to find out!


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Updates to come :D

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:29 pm 
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mmmmmm. . . . Race Face Ti stem is rather nice.

That's great start to the build, and fantastic Karma indeed. 8)


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 Post subject: ParkPre
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Would be tempted to go with a Brit stem too, Pace or Hope, maybe X-lite? How come the choice on Brit bits? Nice frame btw.


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Bought an x-lite stem, quite weighty and fussy for this build I thought. Others had the big ugly clamp, and couldnt find a period hope, Pace didn't look right. This race face has very clean lines.
Parkpre's were quite often sold as frame sets so I thought i'd built this up with a British theme as though I bought the frame BITD.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:15 am 
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Looking good G. The frame is a fantastic ride and sticking quality kit on it will only enhance it further.

Remember this frame has a lot of history - owned and raced by Clive Powell.


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REKIBorter wrote:
Looking good G. The frame is a fantastic ride and sticking quality kit on it will only enhance it further.

Remember this frame has a lot of history - owned and raced by Clive Powell.


Thanks, I can't wait to ride it! The history of the frame is awesome 8) Hopefully I'll do it justice with my build.


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Collected the frame from Jemx Remedies this afternoon, very happy with the repair! It's a lot neater than enigma too.

Repaired
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Before with crack
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Previous work by enigma, still a very good repair.
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Not finished as I still need a seat clamp, headset spaces, silver granny ring, M900 front mech, Kona dog collar. But I couldn't wait to put it together and went down the road :D
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Nice repair indeed - but the stem - why not go for one with better raise?


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