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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Cheers James.
I had planned to have the wheels built up, but I found a suitable pair on ebay yesterday, and collect them tomorrow!
I hadn't found any decent rims to match the M737 hubs, so may sell them on to offset some of the cost of the wheels I bought.
Missing items now are a BB and a decent stem!


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Cool, I will keep an eye out for a BB at the Bristol bike jumble on Sat , XT 68x 113 ?


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:39 pm 
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That's the puppy!
If you happen to spot an X-lite L168, or Pace, stem too..... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Made some further progress today.
Bits have been steadily arriving over the past weeks....

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And others have been being cleaned....

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Bit's started to get fitted!

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Just a few last bits to find, and a few more in the post, then I'll be able to get this finished :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:03 pm 
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I'm glued to this one!! Really going to be a stunner when its done!


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Thanks Doug.

Not happy with the stem, so looking for an alternative.
I'd planned to get the body of this one re-finished, to match the black cap, but it's a bit too long for me I think.
Weight built up so far (missing chain, front mech and cables) is 21.5lbs


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:38 pm 
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So with tyres and other bits around 23-24lbs? Just love the look of the raw finish on the frame!


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:58 pm 
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That was with some tatty old tyres and tubes fitted, so hoping for closer to 22.5 once all built up


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:53 pm 
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makster wrote:
Not happy with the stem, so looking for an alternative.

What are your thoughts on stems - I tried out a variety of stems on my Vit.


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 Post subject: Re: Tingy, tangy citrus
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:57 am 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
makster wrote:
Not happy with the stem, so looking for an alternative.

What are your thoughts on stems - I tried out a variety of stems on my Vit.


Well, I was originally looking for an X-lite L168 for this. One of my all time favourite stems, but I'm not 100% sure it would look right on this. Couldn't find one anyway, so haven't found out yet!
I looked at the SK9 too, and may well go with one of these, but still not 100% sure.
It's hard to tell until you bolt the thing on, isn't it :?


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