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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:38 pm 
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Hey, that was intended to be a little light banter


I know it was :D

When I see your aviator piccy I dont think of the film but the cover from the zx spectrum game!! happy days with me knackered joystick :D


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well bloody hell ...Now that is a blast from the past!! :D

Thats great that :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:49 pm 
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I think it´s quite good as it is. As it was said before, pay special attention to the stem size, i would go for a shorter one, and try to get a women specific saddle or at least correct the angle of that one.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:16 pm 
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Look's great but have to agree about the stem, both the style and the length, i found out with my Clockwork that a chunky alloy stem doesn't really work on a skinny frame, needs something like a Control tech on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:41 pm 
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I'm sure I saw an Orange 1" quill stem in the for sale section that would be a better bet than the I-Beam.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:42 pm 
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Agree with all about the stem, would even consider sellin the XTR stuff and avids etc go for something more basic and buy a pace sus fork :?



pet hate too is the tyres, I HATE them, but realise its jsut me :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:56 pm 
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mazdaman1980 wrote:
Judy SL with speedsprings to be added once i find a 1' non threaded headset.[/img]


I've got a 1" black madison aheadset i bought by accident, opened but never fitted, in black, still in package. Cartridge bearings and hardened steel cups (and so they should be!) £10 posted

Also a metal finish hollow chromoly gt stem that might suit (unfortunately with GT on the front), and a headset converter if needed

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46312

looks like lovely clean bike, and I still wouldn't call it a low spec build with them parts... I've always liked the old steel Orange frames. And I don't know why but I particularly fancy your seatpost :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:59 pm 
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Ha ha ha, you did, its mine!!!!

Thanks for the messages so far guys, i really appreciate it!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:34 pm 
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everything looks fab, apart from the stem, change it for an Orange one, there were a couple on here recently.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:09 am 
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Depends on your GFs proportions. When I built the Monster Fat for Pearl, the original stem was too long and low. I changed it out to a 130, 10 degree and all is right.


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