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X-Lite Fork Decals or Bare Forks??
Poll ended at Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:59 pm
Decals as per the 1997 catalogue 70%  70%  [ 7 ]
No decals...naked legs 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 10
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:19 pm 
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Today tinkerings:

:arrow: Changed cranks to a very nice XTR M952 set (Thanks Mr Wu)
:arrow: Mounted a very nice M960 FD
:arrow: Slapped the Red X-Lite saddle on that im unsure about
:arrow: Paid for my Enigma Bikes Ti bar replacement.
:arrow: Mounted some NOS X-Lite stubbies to see how it looks
:arrow: Had a rear NOS Red Ringle Hub built onto a Mavic 217 sunset to see how it looks on the bike....nice!
:arrow: Continued to ponder the X-Lite decals for the fork legs, they are the same as the 'X-Lite ' on the downtube :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:59 pm 
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i've got to say i really like that fork & stem.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:39 pm 
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Small Update.....

Not sure I like the red saddle so the search for a black one continues.

The seatpost is uber sweet but the shim availability to take it to the odd ball 28.6 is frustrating so im stuck with the pap one in there at the moment.

Decals applied to legs....Il ike them, not too intrusive and add to the X-Lite branding, plus its got that '97 catalogue look now! :oops:

The XTR M952 stuff is doing it justice, slightly mismatched M960 front mech but its sitting nicely amongst the rest.

Still outstanding the new bars :?

Im debating the wheels as I now have a NOS Ringle hubset built onto slightly used Mavic 217 sunsets....I think they might be a bit too much on the frame :?

Otherwise, its light, stiff and close to complete. XTR Grey cabelsets are on the way to finish up with a few red anno bits...ferrels, jockeys etc....

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:51 pm 
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What sort of price were the straight bars out of interest?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:55 pm 
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£55 ish


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