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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Please get that steerer cut before you do yourself a mischief!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:52 pm 
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I'm on it :wink:
Now I've done a few miles I've decided to keep the stem where it is, so I need to lose 24mm off the steerer and get the carbon spacers ordered.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:52 am 
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Minor update:

Fitted a number 8 M4 to the back tonight. It's now an adapter free zone!

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And I finally cut the steerer! :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:41 am 
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Looking really good.

Can you tell me what pedals you are using please - I can see they are Wellgo's but not the model. They seem to have a really long axle which is exactly what I am looking for.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:53 am 
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Absolutely brilliant.... I have a thing for 1 off custom themed steel kona's (see sig)

Personally, I would have stuck with a mini on the bakc rather than the M4, for better brake balance, but that is all really


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:54 pm 
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That looks like a really nice bike. Good reworking of a classic :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:57 pm 
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Thanks guys!
Bullpup the pedals are Wellgo WR-1's but the axle only looks long because the platforms are tiny! I only just get away with using them as I have small feet. They are fantastically light though. Just over 170g the pair :shock:

UnkleGsif I'm going to let the pads bed in before I make any more decisions, I know where you're coming from, the mini did have a nice feel, but it did get pretty hot at the bottom of some of the hills round here and ive not even ridden it on a warm day yet! Flat Cornwall is not! I'm hoping the extra weight of the M4 will be a good trade off for the extra stopping power.


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Thanks very much for the pedal info.

Nothing worse than brakes that fade when you really need them...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:43 am 
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bren wrote:
I'm on it :wink:
Now I've done a few miles I've decided to keep the stem where it is, so I need to lose 24mm off the steerer and get the carbon spacers ordered.


Good work!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:18 pm 
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There be some changes round these 'ere parts...

A dose of XTR in the rear mech department has spawned even more " retro-modernising"
The cranks, while I love em, (really love em!) just don't fit in anymore. They are just too retro for this bike I feel.
So to eBay....

M960 cranks c/w middleburn rings and a bb for not a bad price. Polished too apparently.
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Nahh... That's not polished...

20minutes on the buffing wheel with some green compound and I've got to this stage:
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Bit better. Once the black dilge is cleaned off and I've hand polished the crooks and nannys I think I'm there.


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