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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:21 pm 
Posh Mark
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Hi All,

I recently bought the above from Haggis who I think had bought it from Slimjoe so I think I’m the third owner!

I have been able to find little about these frames other than whats on the tinterweb about the collaboration between Pat Clark and Dean Kent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark-Kent_(Bicycles)

I believe that this frame started life in Canada around 1994. The first picture shows the frame pre refinishing in the UK.

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Slimjoe had the frame beautifully refinished in the UK and the paint is an amazing metallic grey with an electric blue through the decals.

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I’ll update once I have some new pictures.

Cheers for looking,

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:08 pm 
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Right.......

Well overdue an update on the build and I am glad to say I am finished......for now :lol:

Spec >>

Frame: Clark Kent Cromag (F14)

Fork: Cannondale P Bone - Finished in Syncros Matt Black

Headset: Onza Mongo
Stem: Syncros
Handlebar: Syncros Easton Pro Series
Grips: Oury Clear - Bastards to fit!

Brakes: Shimano R550 - These actually work!
Brake Pads: Shimano R550
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano R550
Brake Levers: Dia Compe SS7

Shifters: Shimano Deore Thumbies
Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: Custom
Cassette: Shimano XTR M950
Chain: Shimano HG73
Cranks: Middleburn
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Middleburn
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN 54
Pedals: TBA

Hub Skewers: TBA
Rims: F: Spinergy, R: Mavic
Hubs: F: Spinergy, R: Trusty STXRC
Tyres: Ritchey WCS

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Alpes
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: Control Tech Ti


One again a bit of a mix on the build but I like :D

Maiden voyage this weekend....

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Once again rubbish pics but you get the idea!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:25 pm 
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Stunning build.... loving the bars/grip combo (even though they were a bastard!!!)

Top Drawer! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:20 pm 
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Mmmmmmmm those folkes look good :D Seriously nice build tho.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:00 am 
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Thats a nice looking machine there Mark. The pepperoni looks not to bad as well surprisingly. How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:06 am 
Posh Mark
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haggis wrote:
How does it ride?


Maiden voyage this weekend.

:D

I'll update when I know more :D

Cheers for the comments thus far :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:04 pm 
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Nice, although not sure about the fork, maybe a p2 would be better suited but you can make your mind up after the first ride. you need some blue sharkbites though ;-), I used to have some but sprayed 'em black...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:59 pm 
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hi steve, thank you for the comments.

I'll be honest and say that I would prefer a steel fork but I thought i'd try something different....well to me!

Sharkbites aren't staying, just there for a shakedown ride.

Have been out today and I like - strangely totally different to my other steel bikes.....more direct?

Maybe it won't be as comfy?

Anyhoo itching to get out properly now.

More to come!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:26 pm 
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As a Clark kent fan & Owner, I have to say: VERY NICE MATE, LOVE IT.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:23 am 
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First Ride Report.

First off how the hell does anyone ride with aluminium rigid forks? Whilst incredibly direct etc they are incredibly stiff to the point of discomfort. :shock: My hands were pumped after just a few miles :lol:

Overlooking the devils fork :lol: the ride was excellent. Stiff to put the power down but yet flexible enough to not be uncomfortable....had I mentioned the fork.

Overall I would safely say that it was my best ride out this year so far (I won't say that too loud as my Hei Hei & Caldera might be listening :lol: :lol: :lol: )

Just two pics and before anyone notices I only started on the green route to check everything worked as it should!

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