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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:41 pm 
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Bo.ught this practically new frame off this lovely forum and have deliberated over what to throw at it. In the end I've plumped for a hybrid of retro really - M737 mostly, but it will be wearing thumbies and amber walls. My reason for not sticking with what it came from the factory with - I had the M737 laying about, its nice looking and would suit the build - I wanted to keep the accessories silver as I think it lifts the grey.

Pics below show a little progress.

I'd be interested in your feedback on whether the controltech bar ends work with the lock on grips? I could stick on some porcipaws (black or clear) - I can't quite decide whether I like how it looks now or not (pic below).

Another dilemma - stick with the uno stem or whack on a cotrol tech?

Your thoughts on cranks would also be appreciated. I have some M737 XT which would of course go with the rest of the parts, but I also have some middleburns which would look nice too. I could even go M730 at a push.

Hopefully I will get some time to crack on with the build, but thoughts on the above will help me progress.

Oh, one last think - black or xtr grey cables?


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File comment: Dust off and start of the build
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File comment: The controls - what do we think about the lock ons with the bar ends/rest of the controls?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Thats in amazing condition!

Uno stem looks well suited but lets see a pic with the Controltech fitted too.

Xtr cables would be my choice.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Cheers for the comment. I will try to get the controltech on there and see how it looks, but the UNO kind of suits it I think, and the controltech is more of a matt finish so might not go as well.

One vote for grey cables, lets see what others think.

Cranks - thoughts anyone?


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