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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Bren are the forks 100mm?


looking good, like the colour and the middleburn chainrings :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:52 pm 
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I was aiming for sub 24lbs but the bathroom scales say 24.5. I won't know a true weight until I ride it to work. My choice of fork and brakes will not have helped. But while I went weenie in a lot of respects, I will actually be using this thing on a regular basis, it's also been built as a keeper. No intentions to ever sell it.
Yeah forks are F100's. Bought from here and used on another bike for a few months before i fitted them to this one. As above , not the lightest, but tick most of my boxes. Loving the chainrings :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:53 pm 
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Well that was a f#%}+€ing let down! :roll:
Darling daughter fell asleep earlier with family in the house, so I took the opportunity for a quick round the block test ride and came back to a rear wheel soaked in brake fluid! :evil:
After a hose down I found the caliper seals were shot to pieces so I've swapped it for a mini caliper for now. Nothing like the same bite, but it's dry at least and will do the job til I can rebuild the M4.
Not the most auspicious first ride, but aside from that, I definately like it! Felt lovely! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Location: Not Far From Sarf Lahndarn.....
That's a peach!
Lush cranks :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:22 pm 
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First ride!! :D
(posted from the pub, I mean, refreshment stop off) :wink:

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I'm trying to get it muddy, but the tyres aren't picking it up! :)
Just about to take it up the nearest hill for another photo opp, post later 8)
Impressions so far: light, nimble, climbs like a goat, and overall: "zingy" ... Does that make sense? Not ridden a kona before.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:07 pm 
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Looks great Bren, a nice day for it too. Love the last panoramic photo.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Was a blast :lol: Last pano was taken at the top of the downslope which caught the mrs out halfway down :lol:
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"hungry rock wants to eat my bike!"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:00 am 
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Finally got to weigh it on proper scales at work.

24.8lbs

Not bad considering the forks and brakes.


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