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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:34 am 
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Nice save fella. Looks like you caught it just in the nick of time.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Great job man. That looks so much better!


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Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Turned out very nice mate 8)

I will have one in this colour too someday :)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:29 am 
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thanks guys

here's some photos after use, more info to follow - riding without suspension takes some getting used too! Everything hurts today :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:41 am 
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Good work although you might want to tilt the thumbshifters a bit.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:31 pm 
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thanks for the advice, never ridden with thumbies before, so will move them a bit to see if it control is easier (didn't notice a problem when riding on Sunday though)

Some other thoughts after the ride on Sunday ...

...not 100% sure I set up the canti's just right, stopping power was not so great, maybe different blocks (I just grabbed BBS blocks from the LBS to get me moving)??

... bar ends are definately needed for an alternative grip position. 30k of riding rigid with a single hand position was a bit tough

... rolling resistance of the tyres seemed quite high, not sure if anyone else has the same experience with Panaracer FireXCPro?>


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 pm 
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For completeness, here's the full spec of the bike (as far as I know). Original stuff (o) and new (n) bits included

Frame: Kona Tange double butted MTB tubes

Fork: Kona P2 (o)
Headset: Impact (o)
Stem: Race Light Velocity (o)
Handlebar: Kona Slim 165 (o)
Grips: Ritchey WCS Truegrip Foam Grips (n)
Barends: N/A

Brakes: Kona Race Light (n)
Brake Pads: BBB Cantistop (BBS 07) (n)
Brake Cables: Shimano stock (n)
Cantilever cable hangers: unbranded, sold by racer x (n)
Brake Levers: Kona (o)

Shifters: Shimano DX (o)
Front Derailleur: Shimano LX (o)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano LX (o)
Derailleur Cables: Shimano stock (n)
Cassette: Shimano HG70 11-28 (o)
Chain: SRAM PC870 (n)
Cranks: Sugino Impel 500 (o)
Chainrings: 42/32/22 Super Shifter (o)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN55 68x113 (n)
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 (n)

Rims: Mavic 238
Hubs: Shimano STX rear, Kona front
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC Pro 1.8" (n)
Tubes: Schwalbe

Saddle: Crank Brothers Iodine 3 (n)
Seatpost: Uno MTB Seat Post 26.6x350mm (n)
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: 24.5lb (approx)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:33 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Paint looks pretty good !! Please don't respray :( Original paint every time :) :)


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