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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:09 am 
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im calling you out on singlespeed charges :lol:

its not going to be a budget "clunker" is it ?

because thats what im doing

im only missing a rear wheel , cables , levers and a stem


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a budget clunker, Oh god I hope not perry, While I dont have much money I have spent wisely on parts which has taken a few months.
I was going to go for some red parts cause they do look nice on a :twisted:
not catching me out that easily.... 8)

But I opted for black parts as they are easier to find.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:31 am 
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is it a trek ?

i hear theyre on the up


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:33 am 
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lol, noooo


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:05 am 
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I am quite sure this will be one to look out for in the future.

p.s. your avatar makes me motion sick


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:11 pm 
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I did actually forget quite a vital part on the list, which were forks :roll:
I hope the ones I have fit.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:11 pm 
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nope, steerer too short by about 15 mm, falls below the top clamp section on the stem.

I'll get a pic up on monday, as my camera is at work at the moment, but I'll carry on building it but i will nbeed another pair of forks before riding it.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:41 pm 
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I found a way of fitting forks that haven't got a long enough steerer.
Use a headlock to tension the bearings and a seatclamp to hold. Then remove the headlock and fit a quill stem.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:59 pm 
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Thats a cool idea dood, might start looking at that 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:43 pm 
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No need, hopefully sorted out a nice pair of P2's with a long enough steerer 8)

I've got my camera now so expect some nice pics in the next day or 2. 8)


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