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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Say hello to Buck

So here it is for the first time 90% together, my first retro-ish build.

Quick Rundown:
Fat Chance Buck Shaver 97 M Arrest Me Red
Orange F7 Forks
Mavic 225 wheels with Specialized hubs
XTR Rear Mech
XT Front Mech
XT Rapidfire
Avid Levers and V’s
Race Face Turbine LP crank
Orange SK8 Stem
Easton Carbon Bars (I know – it was the only straight pair I had spare)
Zoom Post
Flite Saddle

Have to say I’m pretty chuffed with the result. It’s so nice to see a neat steel bike up against fat Alu frames.

Some Yellow Judy SL’s are on the way but I like the look if it rigid for the moment, the F7’s are gone be yellow soon.

What’s everyone think?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:05 pm 
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Superb. F7 forks an excellent choice. I wonder if you'll actually prefer the Judys - F7s are a classic, and what a fine colour they are too! :wink:

I personally disapprove of the yellow cranks as well, but then it's not my bike, is it? Worse luck.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:37 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
Superb. F7 forks an excellent choice. I wonder if you'll actually prefer the Judys - F7s are a classic, and what a fine colour they are too! :wink:

I personally disapprove of the yellow cranks as well, but then it's not my bike, is it? Worse luck.


Yeah colour is a bit all over at the moment. I'll see what the yellow/red scheme looks like with the judy.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Maybe I shouldn't have sold you them Dave - they look soo good on that....


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Looking good.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:54 pm 
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Really interesting - spray my Fuquay red and it would look just like that - thick chainstays, thin seatstays, wishbone, bullet tips stays, gusset under head tube/downtube, side-of-top tube mounted cable guides... wonder if Greg was influenced?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:03 pm 
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Got all the mechs wired up today took off the black wall tyres and dug out some skinwalls.

Out with the 2.1 Yeto Fro in with the 1.9 Smoke Lite...

Went for the inaugural ride and it was sweet as. Really nice to have a full steel bike. I forgot how great felling steel is and to get to ride a bike which was way out of my reach back in the day makes it all better.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:21 pm 
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Nice.

i considered the same fork for my Fat too,..looks so much like the Tange Struts.

but i would paint it black, combined with a black stem and you got yourself a gorgeous bike


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:16 pm 
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Very Nice... :) always liked Chance frames very clean and nice welds and i like it in red... Great job.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:14 am 
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hey hey!!

Another Arrest Me red Buck!!
Lovely bikes! Lookes good and tidy too :) Good choice.

Gotta say, this Fat is one of the best riding bikes I own. Its light, quick and nimble. They may have been the lower cost Fat, but they really do not ride like it. I love mine! :D

Had Judys on mine too, but as I turned it into a real retro rider, its kitted out with stock 97 XT now and an old set of sids. Red and black cool colour combo too 8)


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