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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:25 am 
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Many thanks to Sidekick416 for all his fine work on this one.


Frame: AMP B4 Mercedes Benz Special Edition
Aluminium main triangle, carbon rear stays
Fork: AMP
Headset: Cane Creek
Wheels:
F - Mavic 221 on AMP?
R - Mavic 221 on M910
Stem: Kore
Seatpost: Kore
Saddle: SDG
Brakes: AMP disc F+R
Levers / Shifters: M950
Cranks: M950
Mechs: M950 F+R
Tyres: Kenda Klimax Lite
Grips: Mercedes Benz


Saddle and stem to change at some point in the near future. Wheel QRs to become black Kore when I pick them up.

Weight: 24.3lb


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:01 pm 
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Very nice. I am very curious how it rides.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:49 am 
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:lol:

i think Kestonian would love to ride it anytime soon... but no pedals yet..


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:04 pm 
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wheres all the AMP experts ??


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:45 pm 
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Sidekick416 wrote:
wheres all the AMP experts ??


Indeed. :?

Something looks wonky there... That thing looks like it has something stuck in it's butt. :shock:

I know the chainstays sweep down to the rear dropouts on Amps, but still that bottom bracket really looks high, like 14 inches off the ground high, or am I seeing things? :lol: :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:53 pm 
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BB height looks normal to me...

Strangely enough, I saw an identical bike on my way to work this morning, particuarly bizarre considering the normal low level of stuff I normally see.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Thats lovely.

I think a lower rise black KORE stem would finish it off perfectly.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:46 pm 
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Great build :D
I like the Mercedes Benz handlebargrips, nice detail.

Is that damper fully inserted to the seatstays?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:01 am 
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HI Pickle... yeah, myself n kestonian are on the look out for a nice Kore stem with lower rise... hopefully it betters the angle..

Kestonian, perhaps you can try inserting the damper further in like what Jakob said... looking at the pics now, think i'd do that if the bikes still with me

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:04 am 
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No, it doesn't go into the frame in the same way that, say, a Boulder does.

I think this bike would look awesome in black with the black stem, a plain saddle, white decals, and some black cranks ....

Can't wait to get some pedals on it and get riding.


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