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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:23 am 
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Don't get me wrong.. I think they look cool, I'm just use to the skinny stays on steel oranges.. :wink:


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OrangeRetro wrote:
Don't get me wrong.. I think they look cool, I'm just use to the skinny stays on steel oranges.. :wink:


don't stress I'm agreeing with you - just commenting that their profile means any bump gets noticed on the short rides I've done ;)


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The "O" is now complete and has been tested as a race machine - new photos coming soon...


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New photos of the Ali O below.


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That looks great- big improvement, love the mint sauce decal 8)

Great build but guess I would have a flat bar if it was only a question of looks- BIke of the month?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:01 am 
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Current Specs

Frame: Orange Aluminium O late 91 in 92 colour

Fork: generic 1 1/4" steel thingy

Headset: YST 1 1/4"
Stem: ATAC 135mm rise zero degrees or very close to.
Handlebar: Titec Hellbent XC low rise
Grips: ODI Ruffian MX lock ons - well worn hand me downs from the current race bike.

Brakes: Magura HS33 Racelines ~96
Brake Pads: Magura Koolstop compound
Brake Levers: Magura HS33 Racelines

Cassette: Surly 16T single speed cassette cog
Chain: XTR 9 speed
Cranks: Race Face Turbine LP (drive side slightly bent)
Crank Bolts: Cheap N Nasty bottom of the tool box type
Chainrings: 32T raceface ring and MRP bash gaurd (to space out standrad bolts
Chainring bolts: Token red anno
Bottom Bracket: LBS freebie LX square taper 110mm axle
Pedals: Shimano 540s on loan from another bike

Hub Skewers: American Classic
Rims: Mavic 517
Hubs: American Classic disc hubs - old race wheel from a while back, freehub needs regualr rebuilds...
Nipples: ?
Spokes: DT Swiss double butted in black
Tyres: Michelin XLs - used for wetter races in the 2003 season
Tubes: Hutchinson green DH tubes from memory

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti red with yellow kelvar sides
Seatpost: Thomson Elite layback 27.2 x 410mm
Seatpost Binder: el cheapo BBB item

Weight: ??


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:11 am 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
That looks great- big improvement, love the mint sauce decal 8)

Great build but guess I would have a flat bar if it was only a question of looks- BIke of the month?


Mint sticker came with the frame and was one of the major selling points ;)

I would have liked to have used the annodised orange Hot Rod bar i grabbed off Jez, but the local hills dictate a wide bar and they just weren't wide enought. Wide flat bars are also rather hard to come by so I just used what I had in the shed. :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:18 pm 
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andrewl wrote:
I would have liked to have used the annodised orange Hot Rod bar i grabbed off Jez, but the local hills dictate a wide bar and they just weren't wide enought. Wide flat bars are also rather hard to come by so I just used what I had in the shed. :D


CRC are selling Titec flat trackers in black for 12.99 or something silly - a tad over 25" wide and a really nice sweep - feels like an ozonic riser, but without the rise... I'm running them on my karakoram (and my DH Bike, but with extenders) and they feel lovely, while still looking right. Not truly retro, but I reckon they are in spirit.

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IMHO, bottom of the toolbox builds make the best singlespeed bikes... it's good to have an axe to grind with the bike as the aggression will get you up the hills... ride it like you despise it :twisted:


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