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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:00 am 
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That is looking right! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:06 am 
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looking good like the forks, very clean 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:39 pm 
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When I'm finish with the -89 I'll start building the -94 to her original configuration. She rides so nice on my everyday commute the way she is built right now, but I guess the original spec will do as well. I'll change back wken the roads get full of snow and salt. Stockholm city is a mess wintertime.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:00 pm 
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great stuff - you just need some black Tomac Attacks on those bars now.


and - what Classen said. I've got one for my McMahon - i'm a bit scared about setting it up though. Looks complicated.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:15 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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great job but… I would prefer a turbo or more classic design saddle than this flite. Too modern on such a bike :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Are ODI mushroom's with ball ends ok or should I use the hexagonal Ritchy foam grips that was included?

Compared to the XT cantis, the Sissor brakes are a breeze to set up.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:30 pm 
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That is just lovely. Bikes like this are why I keep coming back here.

One day I will have one just like it. One day.....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:19 pm 
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I'm not sure I agree on the saddle, the Turbo was launched 1980 and the Flite 1990. Sure the Ti rail came first two years later. If you buy a frame made 89 and then collect parts for a while after, you most likely choose something new and not a ten year old design. Don't forget, this bike wasn't retro back in the days :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I will however start look for a NOS Turbo
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Amazing find! How rewarding but at the same time demanding it is to build a bike with a frame like that.. 8)


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