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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Great photos Rob, looks very classy, who did the lush spray job?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:43 pm 
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Paint job was done by Woodrups cycles in Leeds. £112 all in including the decals. Happy with the result.

It only went to Woodrups as Bobjacksons close on a wednesday, and I had forgotten that. On the way back I passed Woodrups and dropped it in.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:46 am 
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The single ring chainset and rear hub/QR pics are pure bike-porn..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:13 am 
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that looks pretty amazing mate!!

would change for a black or white saddle though :wink:



oh and the cable hangers are just so sexy!!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:17 am 
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Cheers guys, Its not 100% finished yet. (need a few chaingingsetc) and I know the non matching colours of the cuffs/collar (stem/seatpost) is a little controversial, not to mention the saddle but I quite like it how it is.

I think a silver stem would make the front end too silver, whilst the black one carries through from the forks. And like wise a black post would look too heavy on the back.

I will have a go at swapping the saddle out for a more period correct black flight but i'm making no promises to stick with it, the tan spoon is quite classy in the flesh.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Awesome looking bike, does it ride as well as it looks?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:04 pm 
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Great photos!

48T Pace chain ring. Yummy yummy! :) I loved pace chain rings and its a shame you can't get them anymore. I am curious though as to why you kept the XTR front mech if you went to a single change ring up front?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:09 pm 
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The intent was to run it as a tripple, at the time the photo's were taken it wasnt quite finished, I was awaiting some middleburn spacers to space ou the middle ring.

However the bike & spacers have all had to be put on the back burner in storage due to a house move. So I have still not quite goten around to completeing it. & it looks cool as 1x8 :)

Rides nicely although the 48T upfront does tend to get me in the knees a bit off road.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Sorry, couldnt hep myself......

Totally gorgeous build... 8)


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