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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:51 pm 
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Neil G wrote:
I really don't know if flex in the stays is actually damaging to the frame in any way, not sure how many cycles Ti can take!



I guess it will take squillions of cycles of flex...
just think of those nice soft tail titanium bikes...
don't hear of them snapping on the soft joint now do we !?!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:59 am 
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Good point

Never been a fan of spongy brake feel though regardless of wether the stopping is any good or not

Got the salsa booster though (thanks Messiah) and it does look pretty nice...think I'll see if it makes a lot of difference on there


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Just a quick update...been meaning to take some new pics of the Hei Hei for ages and finally managed to get out at the weekend to take a few in the fading evening sun.

Fitted new decals from Gil m which look great, some purple bottle bolts have gone on and have got some Fox Floats on (reduced to 80mm) which go real nice with the frame.

Would like to get this bike out more in 2010, even thinking of doing the Set2Rise 12hr on it (weather permitting) as it's just so soft/comfortable to ride :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:55 pm 
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GORGEOUS - possibly my fave build on here since I joined a week ago :D !


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:25 pm 
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although original build looks ace, it's nice to see a modern refresh on an old retro steed looking that good still! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:35 pm 
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That's exactly what I mean. I'm looking at a new hard-tail in a couple of months and that wouldn't look hugely out of place in a bike shop today :) .


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:33 am 
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Cheers for the comments

There is something about a lot of Ti frames...they seem to take good quality modern parts fairly well. I have toyed with the idea of taking everything off and going period correct but I know it would take up too much of my time and I'd then probably be reluctant to use it!

Feel slightly bad about the risers though! I did try flats but the brake levers caught the top tube and I didn't have enough steerer tube to space up the stem!


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What colour has that been re-sprayed? Or did you just get the best match for the original colour?

It looks so deep! Lovely finish!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:59 pm 
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Looks good. Tough choice on using new kit, but if you're gonna race it's the only way to go.

Was looking to go new kit on my Saracen build, but sticking with retro after admitting to myself I am getting on a bit now :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:34 am 
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everest30 wrote:
Looks good. Tough choice on using new kit, but if you're gonna race it's the only way to go.

Was looking to go new kit on my Saracen build, but sticking with retro after admitting to myself I am getting on a bit now :cry:


IMO new forks are better than anything period correct suspension wise...those Foxes track nicely and are the right length for the bike. Originally had Manitou 3s on, just remember how bad those were, floppy as hell and the elastomers went rock solid in the cold lol

Still think it looks good with a refresh...stealthy like ti bikes should be :D


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