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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Never thought id say this, but shame it doesn't have cartridge bearing hubs and headset :shock: spent about 3 hours so far cleaning and regreasing the cup n cone sets. <Yaaawwwn> could have replaced 3x that amount of cartridges in the same time! Oh well, least its cheap!

Stem is being a bitch too, I've had to get the plusgas on it, the quill has moved but the steerer is gripping the stem like a bear.

All the parts are here now though, so should be riding it within a fortnight :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:57 pm 
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bren wrote:

Stem is being a bitch too, I've had to get the plusgas on it, the quill has moved but the steerer is gripping the stem like a bear.



Sorry mate, didn't notice that :oops: Hope you can shift it


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:57 pm 
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dont worry dude! i have the technology! :wink:


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Crappy phone pic to prove I'm nearly done.
Chain and brakes tomorrow then it's done! :)
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S'done!
I'll probably ride it to work Tuesday or Wednesday so ill get some pics in daylight.
It ain't pretty close up, it's no resto and it will be used as a pub hack and commuter most of the time, but take a couple of steps back it looks pretty sweet and everything works as it should, so I'm happy 8)


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Finally got it out for a ride just now.

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Rides nice! Very sure footed like most of the rigid MTBs I've ridden of the era. I felt very comfortable on it.
The budget tyres performed well in all this snow we've had too :wink:


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Looks sweet Bren. Glad you put it to good use :D


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Many thanks again fella! 8)


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