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 Post subject: Scalpel
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Specialized made the first scalpel in the mid 90's that's pretty cool!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:46 am 
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Picture! Ignore the silly modern stem. That's just to stop the forks falling out.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=63926 -Can't show a preview because it's in a retrobike gallery? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:44 pm 
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captain8track wrote:
Specialized made the first scalpel in the mid 90's that's pretty cool!



'Wonder if thats because so many kids were smashing themselves up on Specialized bikes, they felt they'd help the surgeons out by making some decent precision tools...? :lol:


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FYI, the seatposts on the S-Works version are 29.2, not sure if the 'Sport' is the same, but wouldn't want you to over-clamp something slightly too narrow in there...

Shims? These look good:

http://www.cyclesportsuk.co.uk/product_ ... ts_id=2152


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 Post subject: Re: Scalpel
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:34 pm 
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captain8track wrote:
Specialized made the first scalpel in the mid 90's that's pretty cool!


Yeah, it means you can still get some shocks short enough to fit these old FSRs too :D

Mind you, they're arguably better than Scalpels 'cos they're proper Horst Link innit.


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DoctorRad wrote:
FYI, the seatposts on the S-Works version are 29.2, not sure if the 'Sport' is the same, but wouldn't want you to over-clamp something slightly too narrow in there...




Seatpost was in there when I got it.
I was gonna shim it down and put a carbon post in, but I've kinda got round to liking the big shiney post. Have plans to get shiney stem and bars to even things up a bit.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:26 pm 
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New bits arrived:

Red Sachs wavey shifters
Red FSA headset
Shiney silver stem
Clear "Gripshift" grips to compliment the waveys


Still looking for a shiney handlebar! 8)
(Red ano one has been benched for now.)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:39 pm 
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jimmy5willy wrote:
New bits arrived:

Red Sachs wavey shifters
Red FSA headset
Shiney silver stem
Clear "Gripshift" grips to compliment the waveys


Still looking for a shiney handlebar! 8)
(Red ano one has been benched for now.)


Yay, looking forwards to seeing the build. Will be putting out a shout for bits for my second S-works build when I know what I'm missing. Going to be a BETD long-travel kit conversion with Z1s up front.

Total Frankenbike stylee, but a test-bed for my redesign of the back end to be able to use a wider range of shocks (i.e. ones you can get readily). There may be a limited run of custom side plates and/or replacement rods in the offing if there's any interest.

Will keep you posted.

Cheers,

Dr. Matt...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:44 pm 
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This week, I have mostly been playing with handlebars. :D
There is also a Silver-Red-Silver White Industries chainset here though.


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Oh and I forgot to mention -That cnc'd brace came from the scruffy dude at Brighton Big Dog.
£4. Good score! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:20 pm 
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All the tough stuff is done. Just needing a new cassette, chain, brakes and cables now.

woopwoop :lol:

(Some sun would be nice too...)


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