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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:05 pm
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Location: DE55 5TX
I know its not exactly a retro build but it rides perfect and the 1 x 10 is awesome.
I've owned and built a few retro bikes in the past and im usually disappointed, They look great but arent as fast as my modern bikes, First ride to work on it (9 miles trails and 4 miles road) and Im quicker than my 2011 cannondale caadx cross bike.
I usually take a few weeks to truly bond with a bike but this is awesome straight away.
The only retro parts are XTR seat post, Lemond frame, Specialized chainset and square taper BB, I do have a flite saddle to fit but the selle italia is very compfy and looks good, All i need is an xt-xtr front v brake and bar ends.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:32 pm 
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Lovely!.....sounds like you are enjoying it too, which is the only really important thing!.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:04 pm 
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looks like a nice neo-retro build. 8)

I'm guessing it's a Litespeed-built frame?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:05 pm
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Location: DE55 5TX
As far as I know its a litespeed built frame, There's some articles saying so. Just been out for a spin and its awesome!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Looks great


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:07 am
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Location: Germany - Sauerland
No brake in the front? :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:05 pm
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Location: DE55 5TX
At the moment, Just scouring ebay for an xt or xtr front v with lever.
I made the mistake of buying a rear with lever, I should have just waited and bought a pair.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:17 pm
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Location: South London
Nice bike mate!

Is that an On One Bar you've got there? If so how do you find it? I've been eyeing one up!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:04 am 
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warrior4life wrote:
All i need is an xt-xtr front v brake and bar ends.


... and a black or yellow Accu-Trax fork... (skip the bar ends...)


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