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 Post subject: Re: Orange
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:51 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
What head tube is it? inch or inch and an eighth? don't know where the canti hanger is tho!


Inch and spot on cherrybomb, hanger thru the seatpost bolt, albeit I will be using v's :roll: just for ease and maintance.

here is it on a similar sized bike on the bay at the moment.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:54 pm 
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jimihendrix wrote:
That look's great Gary, you've done a far better job stripping that than i did of mine, actually looking forward to getting my mits on this now :) , will start it any time you like, will take a while to build the paint up anyway.


will give you the bike and paint on sunday mate :wink: No rush at all.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:22 pm 
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will be watching this space :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:34 pm 
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Gaz, what stage are you at now? I need ideas for miniKens next bike.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:39 pm 
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frame is in the towel cupboard keeping warm- will be getting jimi to spray next but this has fallen by the wayside of late :oops:

What you thinking for mini ken?


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 7:52 pm 
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A modern mix lightweight, complete cannibal, nothing classic.

I've still got to measure the geometry angles but I'm aiming for using the Spesh Hotrock A1 Frame to make a rigid 46'er 24 rear 26 front.

Hope hubs on a 217 sup front and not found a rear rim yet, but that has to be bomb proof. I will use V-brakes

A 150gm fuji bar, hopefully with XT rapidfireplus and Chicken stix levers.
STX deraileurs.

I've still to decide on a post and an overall colour scheme, but the highlights will be blue.

Having trouble finding cranks, and the BB is shot but I will sort that soon enough.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:05 pm 
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oh and did I mention these are the forks :) .....

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I've just won them, really hope they are long enough, there will only be a few mm in it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:38 pm 
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sounds like a very nice machine, I'm sure he will love it- did you not think of some front bounce- I am tempted to put some on the clockwork but you can bet it won't be a set of pace forks.


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:27 am 
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bounce will be the fallback if the 26 front makes it too steep. He uses it in the skatepark a lot so I think rigid would be more suitable. Besides that it will help improve his technique. I'm letting him grafitti paint it :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:53 am 
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Thats a great Idea- he will love it so much more if he gets to customize it himself 8) and your right if most of his riding is on tarmac- bounce is not great. Do you have any piccies yet?


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