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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:18 pm 
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13/03/13 Updated the build recently but not had a chance until now to update my build thread, so here goes:

Thomson stem (with a bit of rise for my creaking old back/neck) and seatpost added (replacing a stock post and a lovely x-lite stem)
Blue anno controltech bar added (replacing the use bar/bar ends)
Pace RC31 forks added (in place of the Pace RC38 Air Force II - keeping them in case I want to addd bounce later)
Brakes and levers swapped from XTR M952 to Avid Ultimates.
Hope head doctors used as lovely bar end plugs

And here are some updated pics and specs:

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Headset: Kore in anno blue
Stem: Thomson Elite
Handlebar: Controltech in anno blue
Grips: Onza porcipaws
Barends: Hope Head doctors in anno blue

Brakes: Avid Ultimate
Brake Pads: Avid rim wrangler
Brake Cables: Avid Flak Jacket
Cantilever cable hangers: N/a
Brake Levers: Avid Ultimate

Shifters: XTR M952
Front Derailleur: XTR M953
Rear Derailleur: XTR M952
Derailleur Cables: XTR in black
Cassette: XT M770
Chain: SRAM PG991
Cranks: Middleburn RS7 with black spider
Crank Bolts: Middleburn Ti self extractors with blue anno collars
Chainrings: Middleburn 48 (Silver) 36 (Blue) 24 (silver)
Chainring bolts: Middleburn anno blue all round
Bottom Bracket: 'Real'
Pedals: Crank Bros Candy 3 in anno blue

Hub Skewers: Hope in anno blue
Rims: Not sure, 36h Mavic 217 CD
Hubs: Hope Ti glide and Ti suspension/Fatso in anno blue
Nipples: Silver
Spokes: DT Swiss double butted
Tyres: Charge Splashback 1.8
Tubes: Lifeline

Saddle: Use carbon pro
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seatpost Binder: Hope in anno blue

Weight: Still no idea, but it is very light compared to how she was, and other builds.

Old pics and spec below for posterity/comparison. Would like to know what you think of the improvements:

Frame: Raleigh Dyna-Tech (Plasma ARC welded titanium all round apparently)

Fork: Pace RC38 Air Force II

Headset: Kore in anno blue
Stem: X-Lite L168
Handlebar: Use
Grips: Onza porcipaws
Barends: Use

Brakes: XTR M952
Brake Pads: Life line double compound with a blue bit to shamelessly try and add more blue
Brake Cables: Avid Flak Jacket
Cantilever cable hangers: N/a
Brake Levers: XTR M952 STI

Shifters: XTR M952 STI
Front Derailleur: XTR M953
Rear Derailleur: XTR M952
Derailleur Cables: XTR in black
Cassette: XT M770
Chain: SRAM PG991
Cranks: Middleburn RS7 with black spider
Crank Bolts: Middleburn Ti self extractors with blue anno collars
Chainrings: Middleburn 48 (Silver) 36 (Blue) 24 (silver)
Chainring bolts: Middleburn anno blue all round
Bottom Bracket: 'Real'
Pedals: Crank bros candy SL in anno blue

Hub Skewers: Hope in anno blue
Rims: Not sure, 36h Mavic 217 CD
Hubs: Hope Ti glide and Ti suspension/Fatso in anno blue
Nipples: Silver
Spokes: DT Swiss double butted
Tyres: Charge Splashback 1.8
Tubes: Lifeline

Saddle: Use carbon pro
Seatpost: Dyna-tech original (last bit of the puzzle I want to change)
Seatpost Binder: Hope in anno blue

Weight: Isn't it rude to ask?? I don't know tbh, will try and find out.

Now you know what she's made of, pics are in order to back it all up.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:56 am 
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Love the Torus model think this build us going to be awesome :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:48 am 
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Looking very classy.

Thanks for the close up of the cranks, I'm currently after some black chainrings for my RS7's.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:35 pm 
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Ian

Like that but the stems wrong... should have put that one you sold me on! :D

Could possibly see a blue Ringle on there or if your looking for more subtle, something like a silver Controltech.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:44 pm 
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ringo wrote:
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Like that but the stems wrong... should have put that one you sold me on! :D

Could possibly see a blue Ringle on there or if your looking for more subtle, something like a silver Controltech.

I know what you mean. Initially I went for black post and stem, and it looked different/better, but my opinion keeps changing. I kind of like the idea of a Brit based build so may stick with it for now and see how it ends up and go from there, but keeping the bits I have put to one side, in case I change my mind.

Blue ringle would be the wrong colour, and I have 3 in various states of cracking so would prefer something made of stronger stuff. I could do silver control tech stem and post (with shim) and blue controltech bars and bar ends? I could almost do the same in black to I think. Initially I was going syncros.

I've a toted stem that might work - stem wise I need one that is fairly short as the steerer on the forks is not as long as I would ideally like, so need to have enough room for the clamp bolts.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Has to have Canti's Ian, the redundant rear hanger always looks awful. Otherwise a really clean build. What they shpuld look like (Ex Team bike)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:06 pm 
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I know the canti mount is redundant, but going with v brakes as I want a set of suspension forks that work :wink:

Nice pics though, contemplated UGLI forks, but UGLI by name...... Imho anyway.

Would ideally like a hope headset in blue if I keep the Brit theme going, but not sure if one will be a snug fit.

I wish I could decide whether to stick with the Brit theme in silver finishing kit, or whether to throw on a ti or syncros stem, ti bars and a black seat post (syncros or Thomson).

Off topic slightly, why don't thomson do bars???


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:10 pm 
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The Ugli fork was the mega rare all Titanium version, was something like a silly 600g or so, I wish I still had the bike, but as usual was a size too large.
Stick with a Brit build Ian, but to be honest I think they used XT ahead, if you can find one? I;ve just managed to score another Ti' UGLI fork ,should be with me this week. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 pm 
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I nearly got an UGLI fork myself, for shits and giggles? But decided not to in the end. I've got some rc30s, rc31s and some orange segmented forks I could use, speaking of use, I also have a set of use rigid forks I could try but will finish what I've started first as I've already chopped and changed too much already.

Aside from Paul's v brakes, are there any others that allow you to swap the noodle mount?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:39 am 
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Nice build and just the right amount of blue ano 8) . I agree with Ringo and think the stem looks a bit out of place but then they did use these on the team bikes so its kinda right if you know what I mean. Another option for the stem and also keeping with the British theme is Pace.

What year is the frame? Mine has a F serial number which I believe indicates 1996...

ishaw wrote:
Off topic slightly, why don't thomson do bars???

Something like this you mean? - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=91740 Nice bars but I don't think they'd suit this build :wink:


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