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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Well, it finally happened. It's only taken me somewhere in the region of 14 months to get off my backside and finish this. After all that it was never going to look normal eh?

A true Marmite bike. Love it or hate it.

Better pics to come tomorrow. It was getting dark as I took these.

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Frame: Proflex 856

Fork: Girvin Crosslink Elite

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Ringle Zooka
Handlebar: Bontrager Titec Ti
Grips: ATi Mushroom Endless
Barends: None

Brakes: XTR 950 V brakes
Brake Pads: Mix XTR and something else
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers/Shifters: Shimano Deore XT M739

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M737
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M737
Chain: Sachs PC-61
Cranks: Middleburn RS7
Crank Bolts: Middleburn Ti
Chainrings: Middleburn 22-32-42
Chainring bolts: Middleburn Alu Outer, Ti Inner
Bottom Bracket: Royce
Pedals: Shimano PD-M535

Hub Skewers: Ringle Ti Holey
Rims: Mavic D521
Hubs: Chris King Classic
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Double Butted
Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Flite Ti Alpes
Seatpost: Ringle Moby
Seatpost Binder: Proflex

Weight: Don't know - Feels heavy but that's compared to my Orange and my Pace....


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:06 pm 
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That bike looks nice. I always loved the Girvin fork!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:32 pm 
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Just like Marmite!













I love it! :D

Always wanted a 856 and i quite like the blu ano.



Tony....


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:38 pm 
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Top job, like it!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:03 am 
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Love it - just not sure about the blue...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:09 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
Love it - just not sure about the blue...


That has been said by some others who heard my plans beforehand - the frame nearly ended up baby blue as well but I thought that was overkill 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Beauuuuutiful :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:59 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
Love it - just not sure about the blue...


agreed i think it would look better with the blue bits in silver


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Awsome! I'm in the 'love it' camp for this one. I think the blue looks fine as well, & the Girvin fork looks f'ing excellent.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:03 pm 
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looks good,blue is fine.I think the forks spoil it.Get some blue sids on it


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