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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:24 pm 
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OK here she is, Diamond Back WCF 4.0

latest pic in last post - she's a real bitsa special


Frame: Diamond Back WCF 40

Fork: Marin

Headset: Dia Compe
Stem: kore
Handlebar: generic flats
Grips: Stolen BMX Moneys
Barends: N/A

Brakes: Deore V
Brake Levers: Deore V

Cassette: SS sprocket
Chain: fairly blingy shimano i found
Cranks: Truvativ ISIS things
Bottom Bracket: truvativ gigapipe
Pedals: Kore flats

Hub Skewers: leftovers
Rims: Mavic 238
Hubs: LX rear, SOVOS front
Tyres: conti traction pro front, panaracer fire XC rear

Saddle: Vetta TT trishock in custom chocolate brown
Seatpost: EA70
Seatpost Binder: Avenir

Weight: less than my 24lb kilauea


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:51 pm 
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oh and the post is stuck in, i havent tried to remove the BB yet

anyone know how far down the seatpost is supported? the carbon section appears to be wider than the steel so it may not actually contact the post?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:31 pm 
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The man like the Jango is the one to ask advise on this :wink:

Loving the colour 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:04 am 
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the incredibly tedious saw technique is being used to get the post out.

thinking about the build atm, gonna go SS and a more relaxed setup than the kona. Probably some P2's, a ritchey stem with a bit of rise and some kore XC risers. will rebuild the hubs on the OE wheels (LX and Sovos hubs on mavic 238's). Deore V's were on it when i got it, i'll use those. damaged the chainset getting it off so will need something there. have some schwalbe city jets for urban work, and the original WTB desert raptors for dirt work.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:03 pm 
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seatpost is out!

i tried redesigning the internals of the RST 381s for less travel. seuccessfully too unless you count the massive top-out they do every time you drop off something


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:41 pm 
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Old DB's are the DB's imo 8)

Never seen one of these but looks pretty bombproof as you would expect, My Dad is riding round on an old 89 Apex (smokey paint) and loves it.

What tube set is on this ?

Look forward to seeing this built.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:53 pm 
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tange cromo stays and lugs with carbon-fibre maintubes....

an interesting evolutionary dead end


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:57 pm 
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Great find for 50 bigones 8)

ps If you want a 27.0 seat post drop me a pm :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:34 pm 
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now finished and ready to rock. no pics yet.

has marin rigid forks for the mo til i decide what i want and is running SS 32:16


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:33 am 
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here she is, poor shot in the man-cave. housemates BSOs in the background, and my poor kilauea robbed of its post looking forlorn

feels good, but is in my bad books atm after it let me down last night


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