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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing the rebuild pics - those jockey wheels look like they might clash though if you're not changing them.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:21 pm 
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kingoffootball wrote:
those jockey wheels look like they might clash though if you're not changing them.


hah.. i wish they were purple but they don't really stand out too much, especially since it's a short cage RD. and at least the red is in the same color palette.. if they were green or yellow for example then they'd really clash.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Dropbar conversion done, fit pretty much dialed in as well.. this thing is FAST :D Though it's not quite as stable as my Univega

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Tange Prestige MTB double butted lugged frame
Tange MTB fork
Deore XT M730 headset
Deore XT M730 thumb shifters
Deore XT M730/M732 hubs
Deore XT M735 shortcage rear mech with bullseye pulley
Deore MT60 crankset with SR 48/34 chainrings
Deore MT62 cantilever brakes
Deore MT60 front mech
Suntour XC seat post
Araya RM-17 rims
Cane Creek SCS-5 brake levers
Origin 8 Gary II bar
Kalloy stem
Salsa bar tape
Jagwire housing
Forte saddle
Avid tri-dangle straddle cable hangers
Tektro fork mounted cable stop
Jagwire in-line cable cable adjuster (rear)
Compass tires 26"x1.75


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Niceeee. That's great, it looks miles better with skinwall tyres.]

Silver stem works better than the original black in my opinion too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:22 am 
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cheers.. and yeah black parts don't go well with the dark purple on this bike imo. the tires are pure function.. I love the Compass 26x1.75 tire.. very supple and fast, and as you point out the skinwall is also pretty classy


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Hey there buddy, this is probably my favorite dropbar converted bike I have seen. Chainstay mafia. lol


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:42 am 
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Imho this bike looked better before. :?
Too much pink going on. Black wires and black griptape would be better.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:15 am 
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Thias wrote:
Imho this bike looked better before. :?
Too much pink going on. Black wires and black griptape would be better.


black cables and black housing.. how boring ;) a purple and pink frame deserves lots of flash. but everyone's welcome to their opinion of course


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:25 pm 
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Well Done, You exceeded my imagination. I am trying to score one locally that has a ubrake on the back, all deore.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:29 pm 
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wow cool a ubrake version! I wonder if that is a year earlier or the ubrake was used because it was a small frame. Interesting that you say it's all deore.. makes sense based on the parts that came with my bike. But it's unusual that they would offer a Prestige frame with deore parts i think. No matter.. good luck grabbing it :D


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