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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:20 am 
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Hi,

Good news XT(737) rear mech is back on.

Bad news seat post clamp bolt just snapped, should be fun drilling that out.

Cliff


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:24 pm 
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Hi, quick update

I took this picture today after trying out the new forks on one of my favourite rides along side the Itchen river. The forks not quite the right age but beggars cant be choosers. Many thanks fred1 for the forks.

I've started to restore my beloved bike, the barends and seatpost have been tidied up and polished. 737 XT rear mech is back on and the front 737 XT front mech is being restored hence not on bike. I drilled the rear mech many years ago when I was a teenager, a crime some might say. New stem has saved 150g and is more comfortable.

The slicks are great fun especially on gravel! £20 for the pair ebay. Good commuter tyres, but I still cant beat my PB of 31 mins to do the 9 mile commute.

Thanks for looking, tell me what you think

Cliff


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:52 am 
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That is looking nice cliff, just subtle changes and tidying up are the key here as it's such a cool bike to start with. Mine could do with the same mind you i'm just riding too much to start doing much to it(or i've been too lazy in the evenings :lol: )

Good to see the xt rear mech on, and the forks look ok imo.

What are your plans now?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:29 am 
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Diablo was built on the MT3 frame yes?

Mine gave me 12 years of pleasure but area around drain hole in left seatstay is now badly corroded so it'll have to be skipped.... I used it for winter riding and they use outrageous quantities of salt on the roads here so it's my own "fault".

There are other issues too - seized seatpost, damage to right side of BB shell after cup had seized and had to be forced out... The ride has also gone very "Mushy"....

Just keep an eye on those drain holes.....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:28 pm 
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Hi All,

I thought I'd give you an update.

The bike is still doing 18 miles per day commute, the knackered BB has been replaced after I needed to drill the last one. The replacement was a UN54 from ebay(£15).

The new-ish quadra forks are good but nowhere near as good as the air/oil mag 30s that were originally on there

My vetta C15 cycle computer is back on.

Best Regards Clifford


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Good Evening all,

Thought it was time I gave an update, bike is flying along at the moment and is a real pleasure to ride. As you can see from the pics I have been busy replacing parts and have created a colorful head turner for my daily commute (quickest time now 28mins for the 9 miles). Current spec:

Raleigh Dyna-Tech Diablo RS

Frame etc.
Raleigh Special Products Divison Dyna-Tech Frame
Titainum main tubes
2125 Performance enhanced tubesat
Uno Quill Stem 120mm
Dirt Reaearch handle bar
Onza bar ends
RockShox Quadra 10 Forks
?? Seatpost
Flight Ti saddle

Controls
Gripshift SRT600
Gripshift Grips
XT M739 Brake leavers

Brakes
XT M750 V Brakes
Purple brake boosters

Drive
XT M730 Cranks
UN?? Bottom Bracket
XT M737 Rear Mech
XT M737 Front Mech
KMC chain
MKS pedals

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Mavic 230 SBP front rim
Mavis 231 Rear rim
XT M738 front hub
XT M737 Rear hub
Double butted spokes
Purple Nips
Onza porcupine 2.1 tyres
X-lite QR's

Enjoy the pics,


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:50 pm 
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More pics,

With a view to improving, what do you think needs my attention first.

I think the frame, as its starting to bubble, could do with a respray (blue only).

Does any one do new stickers?

Thanks in advance for your comments / thoughts.

Cliff


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Update, bike looks so different and I love it!

Spending lots getting the bike ready for a charity bike ride across the south downs way.

Not to happy with the wheels but they are lasting well on the daily commute.

There is some bubbles under the blue paint that will need attention latter this year.

Got some blue bars coming.

New fork legs almost ready just need spraying up, brake boss pulled out on the current forks.

Here is a pic


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I like, I LIKE! Lovely bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Must post latest Pic but I current dont have a good one.

The front forks now have purple lowers and a purple Kooka brace.

Handle bars have changed and are light blue like the seat post.

Looks different!

I'll see what I can find


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