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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Been a while, so here's an update.

I've been slowly getting the bits together and I think I am nearly there. Just one or 2 bits left and the build will be on again.

I have finally settled for a pair of 2011 Tora 301 Solo Air forks. I think I need to change the travel spacers as the guy advertised these as 130mm and I'm after 100mm riding. I'll maybe get to check it this weekend.

Watch this thread for updates......


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:18 am 
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I'd nearly forgotten about this thread ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Still watching. ....anything new?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:56 pm 
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OK guys, the build has started. 8)

Lots of different technologies on this bike that I'm not used to so its taking a little longer than I thought. None of my other steeds have discs or aheadsets so my old brain is taking on a little re-training :D

Got the forks on but it looks like the steerer maybe about 3 mm too short. I've clamped down the topcap and the gap looks about 5mm from top of the steerer to the top of the stem. Unfortunately this means that I don't have a spacer underneath the stem as I would have liked so I'm keeping an eye out for another set of forks in the long term. Until I get the wheels on, I won't know whether having the stem that low is too low for my riding position. It may be that I need a much longer steerer tube but that's not a priority right now. The bike will survive light work for now until I work out what I need. :)

So far, the forks are on, the seatpost and saddle are in and the chainset, stem, handlebars, shifters and rear mech are on. Next up are the brake servos, front mech (when I can scrounge a 31.8 shim from my LBS), chain, pedals, grips and finally the wheels and cable routing.

Hopefully it won't be too long now.......


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