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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:36 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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I found the whole bike faultless to be honest Neil, gears need a little tweek but overall great.

It handles great, somehow or other I set a Strava personal record on on a steep and very rooty downhill segment despite having ridden it several times on front sus bikes :shock:

Brakes are excellent, easily as good as any V's I have (always had the knack for setting up cantis) I put brand new aztec pads in and they seem great.

The fork mounted hanger looks good in my opinion and I'm not sure I had enough stack height on the headset for a hanger there anywhere, this had a Tioga Avenger stem with internal cable routing, I have the stem but its scruffy and too long anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:51 pm 
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I had one of these BITD. Would have one again if I had the room (and could find an 18" one).
Good build !!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:44 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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retroyetirigid wrote:
I had one of these BITD. Would have one again if I had the room (and could find an 18" one).
Good build !!


Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:54 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Frame: Diamondback Axis True Temper OX

Fork: Diamondback True Temper OX Unitrac

Headset: Tioga Avenger
Stem: Zoom
Handlebar: System 6061 Alloy
Grips: Ritchey True Grips
Barends: Onza L Bends

Brakes: Xt M7344 cantis
Brake Pads: Aztec
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Cantilever cable hangers: Original Xt
Brake Levers: Xt M73x Sti's

Shifters: Xt M73x Sti's
Front Derailleur: Xt M735
Rear Derailleur: Xt M735
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
Cassette: Shimano 13-30
Chain: KMC Z8
Cranks: Xt M730
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano SG 46,36,24
Chainring bolts: Original Xt
Bottom Bracket: New UN55
Pedals: Dx Spd's

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Mavic 231CD's
Hubs: Xt M732/M730
Tyres: Charge Splashback 2.1s

Saddle: Selle Italia Xo
Seatpost: Push


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Looks amazing, love the paint on that one.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:24 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Thanks Andy :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:48 pm 
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andyfloyd82 wrote:
Looks amazing, love the paint on that one.


Yup, agreed - nice build, looks in great condition, and with proper forks!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:11 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Thanks Neil, yeah I'm really pleased its held onto its original forks all these years.

I think the saddle will have to change though, its uncomfy as well as looking too modern.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:15 pm 
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chrisv40 wrote:
Thanks Neil, yeah I'm really pleased its held onto its original forks all these years.

I think the saddle will have to change though, its uncomfy as well as looking too modern.


I love my old school Ritchey Vector wing, comfy and vintage. Glad your enjoying the bike, diamondback's dont quite get the credit they deserve I feel.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:47 pm 
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chrisv40 wrote:
Thanks Neil, yeah I'm really pleased its held onto its original forks all these years.

I think the saddle will have to change though, its uncomfy as well as looking too modern.


My saddle has changed from when I first took some photos. That one was off my 95 Apex, after I'd swapped out the one that was running. Now my 91 Axis has a WTB saddle. That Bonty one was only ever really comfortable when I was putting in miles on a daily basis.

One other thing I found - having made a conscious decision to go with NOS Suntour stuff for the brakes - the stock pads on those Suntour cantis are bobbins.

I like your build, solid, utterly in keeping, and the bike looks like it could have been a photo from 20 years ago (in a good way).

Wonder if there's many of the green team frames in decent condition (with forks!) circulating...


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