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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:11 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Just acquired this S-WORKS M2 from a mate, cheers SPESHMIKE 8)

The frame has been associated with this site for a while. ededwards once owned it when it was in its original blue/purple guise with red S-Works decals. He had it powdercoated in this beautiful white but never built it up.

Mike then purchased it from Ed where it sat in his garage doing nothing for about a year and a half whilst he rode his S-Works M4. He eventually built it up, but after a handfull of rides decided that rigid was not for him.

It now sits in my shed.

So what to do with it? Well, after moving my GT Tequesta on a few months ago I have decided that I do actually miss single speeding. Therefore, this is the first intended build.

The initial plan is a black and white theme with S-Works cranks, black LX cantis that I have in a box somewhere, Dia Compe levers, black Vetta saddle and black S-Works decals. A singlespeed wheels is being built by my LBS at the moment. I dont know yet whether I like the A-TAC, especially as the decal ruins the black and white theme. Dont know on the bar or seatpost at the moment.

I like the thought of keeping it rigid, but the Pro-Circuit forks do look good. We'll see when the build nears completion next week.

Comments, suggestions etc welcome.

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looking good my man- agree on the stem.

What size is the frame? not to big for you Pickle?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:19 pm 
Lincs AEC
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clockworkgazz wrote:
looking good my man- agree on the stem.

What size is the frame? not to big for you Pickle?


Thanks Gazz.

Ideally I'd like to find an alternate stem with a built in canti guide, but if not I may remove the A-TAC decals and use a canti hanger.

Its a 19", same as my steel Stumpjumper.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:28 pm 
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I used to have one of these in red...

Aaaah It broke I miss it!! Very very light!!


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nice.

really love white mountain bikes :D

a black stem and seatpost would be perfect; perhaps, contol tech or syncros.

along with a black m730 (deore xt) crankset in 170mm.

if on a budget, black dore LX cantis, and there's your black and white theme ss.

8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:13 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
clockworkgazz wrote:
looking good my man- agree on the stem.

What size is the frame? not to big for you Pickle?


Thanks Gazz.

Ideally I'd like to find an alternate stem with a built in canti guide, but if not I may remove the A-TAC decals and use a canti hanger.

Its a 19", same as my steel Stumpjumper.


Looks bigger but that might just be the absence of tires that is confusing me ( very easy these days).

I have a black stem with a thru canto hole on the stumpie, see below nothing flash may be orig stem but as I run v's happy to swap you? Tis a 1 inch quill.


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wow, it's so white... i'm now blind! 8)

those tyreless rims are throwing me off too... can't wait to see the progress you'll make on this build! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:09 am 
Lincs AEC
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Yea, I agree, the rims aren't helping and make it look all out of proportion :lol:

To give an idea, here is my steel Stumpjumper of the same size:

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Nice and white... 8) No, no to the suspension fork keep the ridged ones on.. :wink:


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Loving that red stumpy 8)


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