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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Excellent stuff, not too keen on either decals set tbh :roll: go bare arsed till you can get some period repro's. I have a set that I can give you if you can get copied :?: For the final touch what ccolour cables are you going for? Still thinking about the white?


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I kind of agree with you Kaiser but I like a bike that is dressed (and I'm still on a budget with this build so can't go down the gil route) so I have just went for the bigger decals, thanks for the comments lads- the decals are not quite right but will do for the mo. 8)

Still waiting on the mary bars but have been on a quick spin and the bike is very direct and precise, albeit those canondale force 40 brakes are shit IMHO- V brakes may be the order of the day :wink: .

Nice and light to compared to the genesis, should make a nice climbing machine.

Dunkeld here she comes.


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sorry........ went for black cables for the time being, but could be tempted to go down a titanium/grey colour?


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half link gusset jimi- running a 34/17 and the tension seems just about spot on, I may have some issues later as I have heard that these chains can stretch but I like the look- copied Kaiser on this one- hell the whole project was a half arsed copy of his dale project If I'm honest- the polished look is very cool if a bit labour intensive :lol:


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Be good to see it at Dunkeld, have a faff about with the force 40's, you can get them pulling pretty strong.


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i like the bigger decals chap
are they the ones you had of me? look better on the bike than the paper 8)



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Yeah Rob, them's the ones- look pretty good- lots of spares too, thanks for them :wink

Will fettle the brakes tomorrow see how I get on.


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Very well done! The Killer V is my favourite Dale hardtail and it shows in your bike. I'd stick wioth the silver post & bars, Mary's will be good for comfort, but the looks will suffer imho, it looks ace now.

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Nice Killer! But the small decals are too small and the bigger decals are too big. I choose this one, one my bike of cause in white :wink:
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nice decals where did you get them?


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