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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Spending tonight watching telly and cleaning the threads of the UN71 BB... giving the cantis a polish too. Rock n roll.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Love this frame. What colour did you choose for the frame?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Picking it up tomorrow, watch this space....


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Tease!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Its been a very busy day! Picked up the frame this morning and the colour is amazing. I cant quite capture it in my photos, its a bit greener than in the pics. The powder coater did a fantastic job of it. So i popped into the workshop and chased the BB threads, installed the headset and crown race and then built the rest at home. I'm still waiting for my LX sti to arrive before i cable it.

The rear wheel rim is starting to wear, and the rear hub is quite 'rumbly', so i think its not far off a new rear wheel. Everything else is in top condition. The steerer on the P2 forks is bang on the right length (i was still nervous about this even after a trial fit before it was powdercoated!)

The bad new is it may have to go. Half way through this build i managed to get my dream bike - a Kona Kilauea - so the choice is to either scrap that project and keep this, or sell this on and put the funds toward my Kona. The decision may be made for me as the other half operates a strict 1 in 1 out policy...... if any one has any interest in owning this then PM me.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:07 pm 
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I'd say this trumps a kilouwotsit tenfold, definitely one to treasure.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:16 pm 
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futuristicoldman wrote:
I'd say this trumps a kilouwotsit tenfold, definitely one to treasure.


agreed


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:25 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
futuristicoldman wrote:
I'd say this trumps a kilouwotsit tenfold, definitely one to treasure.


agreed


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Can't believe you would put a Kona above this!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:27 pm 
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You wanna swap a bespoke Caygill for a mass produced Kona? OK.... get the Caygill built and ride it..... swap the parts (where you can) to the Kona and ride it..... then make a decision.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:29 pm 
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This is one of the nicest frames I've seen for a while. Great colour choice.


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