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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:59 pm 
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Here's my newly finished Kilaeua single speed, bought the frame from Yo-Eddy for £40 and had it refreshed at Argos with custom chrome style decals from Gil_m.

Frame: 94 Kilauea, project 2 forks
Bars: Syncros Gorilla
Stem: 3T Forge Ahead.
Brakes: Paul Love Levers and Motolite V-Brakes
Seatpost: Nitto Jaguar
Saddle: Charge Spoon
Wheels, Mavic XC717s with White Eno Eccentric and white front hub
Chainset: Suntour XC Comp MD.
Pedals: Suntour XC pro GG
Bottom Bracket: Syncros Ti.

Rides lovely, I've only used for the commute so far, but fully intend on getting it dirty as it is a lot of fun. Hope you like. I do. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:03 pm 
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I like it loads!

Cheers,Al


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:37 pm 
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Nice - is that a Charge Spoon?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Nice! What size is the Syncros BB (spindle length)? Was thinking about looking for one for my 94 Kilauea Single Speed project.

Trevor.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:50 pm 
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Nice one, very clean and simple, I noticed something, did you have all the cable stops taken off and put an extra one on top tube to run v-brakes on rear? btw I like it alot, it's light aswell?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:58 am 
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Thanks for the comments...

Little Bob - Yes, it's a charge spoon, I like it, it's the first one I've used, pretty comfortable and looks great, cheap too, what more could you ask for.

Thorpie - It was advertsied as 109mm, that doesn't seem to measure up though, unless I'm measuring it wrong, But it gives a pretty straight chainline with the chainring on the middle of the chainset.

guybe - Yes I had argos remove all the cable stops and put some new ones in for the Rear V-brake, I also had it moved to the other side of the top tube and reveresed the cable guide on the rear brake, you can run them either side with Paul's V-Brakes, makes the cable run nice and tidy.

The paint finish is really lovely, Argos used their tougher paint and it's a satin black finish, they filled a couple of dents and removed all the cable stops, filled in all the pannier and mudguard holes for a really clean look.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:32 am 
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Looks very smart.. What size frame is it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:53 am 
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t's a 19" but feels smaller.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:00 pm 
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one word.... nice! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:26 pm 
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looks fast


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