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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Judging by the pics, that's gonna be a hell of a build (as usual from you) Drew.. 8)

Much forgotten and overshadowed little brother of the pro comp... You lucky bugger.


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Here she is....the wife's Christmas present (i say "she" as the wife will no doubt name "her"). I had to pop down the LBS to get the steerer cut down and rethreaded and i got the impression the guys down there liked it a lot.

Should really use the roller in the stem as opposed to the fork brace for cabling....we'll see.

Just need to set up the brakes once the chill pills arrive, move that saddle back a bit, replace the o-rings on the skewers, give it a polish and we're done....hope you like....

Will post outdoor & hopefully better pics after the big day....it deserves the best shots in a beautiful backdrop as it really is that nice i recon.

Also a big thanks to Nick (elite504) for sorting me out with an 1"1/8 quill for the stem & Jeff (Sidekick416) for digging out the bars!! 8)

Now has anyone got a nice Ringle holey front skewer in black & v good condition?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:13 pm 
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That's a very nice present indeed.

Now hide it quick before she gets home!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:22 pm 
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I know of a very nice black brace for Mani one forks going spare...

Would suit the build perfectly...

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Nice job drew.......I love the bullseye hubs!....


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very

8)

but....

say this out loud a few times

Should really use the roller in the stem as opposed to the fork brace for cabling....we'll see.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Kool - bet the stem weighs as much as the frame... ;-)


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In negotiations for the Manitou brace :)

Yup, i think the bullseyes go well with the build but we'll see how long they last.

Will try the roller in the stem approach, especially if i get a hold of the Brodie brace. You're right, the stem ain't that light but sure looks good IMO :D

Thanks Steve, don't see many of these around.

Yup Vinevo...never too many Funk's IMO.

Thanks for the comments folks!!


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just think what will happen to the brakes when the fork compresses with the cable on the stem......


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jamabikes wrote:
Should really use the roller in the stem as opposed to the fork brace for cabling....we'll see.


Drewson wrote:
Will try the roller in the stem approach, especially if i get a hold of the Brodie brace.


Have we thought about this, really thought about it?


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