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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:02 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Current guise - need to sort the decals; the smuguards (TM. LGF) are a bit tight; change the front mech to an MD and skewers to Suntour; change the thumbies to 8 speed XC Pro; add a dynamo light and then we're off bikepacking. Double MD chainring on the front btw. High BB (thanks to the 650b conversion) makes it a mud plugger of the older school methinks - handles well at modest speeds to-be-fair.


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Digging that muchly. Silver post to match smugs?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Well done - what a great build, was just thinking of summer bike camping trips to the forest myself too - Hope you have a good one!


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It looks great, the colours work very well and the spec is nicely thought out. I think I prefer how it looks without the fenders, so maybe I’d try them in black rather than the seatpost silver.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:26 am 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Probz going to change the tyres for slimmer 1.75s or 1.5s to improve the winter clearance issues. These are Gravel King SK 1.9s I think - which are very comfortable and work well for most trails and roads.

If I could find a silver Suntour seatpost I'd swap out the black.

Need to get some olive/camo/dark brown luggage sorted to complete the 'look' + a deerstalker, natch...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:52 pm 
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There's a Suntour post in the 'for sale' section currently, don't know if it's silver but it is 26.8 (which is the same size as my Pioneer)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:34 pm 
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This has got to be one of the nicest bikes I've seen. Quality


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:52 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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And now with slimmer Bruce Gordon's Rock'n'Roads - was a bit bouncy with the larger GKs.


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I really like that, the detail of the racks, bars and decals matching in colour is a real plus for me, very smart indeed,...... Ya know, wouldn't look bad with drops with orange tape and I have some command shifters somewhere!

Reminds me of a pre zolatone pine mountain.


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