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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:07 am 
Retro Guru

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Location: Dorset
Hi

Bit of a bet with one of my mates (sober I might add :wink: ) as to who can build the best budget XC bike, I know there are much better and more expensive options but where's the fun in that 8) 8)

And this way I get motivated to finish a build :wink:

The rules are as follows

Frame and forks prior to 1997

Rigid

Budget £50.




The basis for my build is a 1996 Saracen Rufftrax, Tange framed. Stock seatpost, stem and bars.

The bits I have so far are

Deore LX/chinook wheels
STX RC cranks, front and rear mechs
Deore V brakes with parts bin levers
Cheap unbranded beartrap pedals,

Budget £25 for tyres ?

Any suggestions on where to spend the next £25 :)



My Rival has a Marin planned I think, all I have managed to find out is that it has a Grey and Purple frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:41 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri May 31, 2013 1:34 pm
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isn't that cheating if you are using stuff you already have? :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:44 am 
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SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
isn't that cheating if you are using stuff you already have? :D


Yes I suppose it is :)

But apart from the wheels the rest came from the retrobike Karma 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:45 am 
Old School Hero

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widowmaker wrote:
SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
isn't that cheating if you are using stuff you already have? :D


Yes I suppose it is :)

But apart from the wheels the rest came from the retrobike Karma 8)


Ah. That's ok then. You may continue. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:47 am 
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I have got some Araya 20 ? wheels in the shed that were part of a Karma deal, so could almost make the build entirely from Karma excluding some new tyres 8)


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