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 Post subject: Update 3rd September
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:28 pm 
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Interim update....

Right, been spending (what's left of) the savings :!: and aquiring a few parts.

Looking at a retro style, but with as lightweight parts as I could afford :!: Main objective was to get the 'look' as I wanted and I think the parts I've gone for are an improvement over the original build.

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King Sotto Voce headset
Syntace F99 stem
Gripshift X-rays, thought I'd give them a go, look tidy and are lightweight, XTR M951's in reserve if I don't like them :wink:
Fox Float RLC 100 @ 100mm travel at the mo, will be dropped to 80mm - Suit the frame better than the RC36's IMO.
USE seatpost in black 8)
Conti Speed King Supersonics in 2.3, off my Superlight and cleaned
Raceface Deus Chainset and BB - won't be staying, going for RS8 Duo Isis - black rings and silver arms.
Oh and the gorgeous King wheelset 8)

Waiting on USE Atom carbon riser, then I'll get the cables and chain on etc :)

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Opinions always welcome :!:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:48 am 
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The bike looks great 8)

One thing though - Chris King hubs don't take kindly to being built up radially. In fact the company themselves advise against it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:36 am 
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Amazing build, I think the modern parts look really good on the Frame, especially the forks

I'd be leaving Syncros parts on it, that stuff always goes well with Konas, especially trick titanium ones :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:30 am 
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cornholio's RC200 wrote:
The bike looks great 8)

One thing though - Chris King hubs don't take kindly to being built up radially. In fact the company themselves advise against it.


Thanks for that,

The wheel was built that way when I bought it. Would you suggest it needs re-building then?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:32 am 
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Neil G wrote:
Amazing build, I think the modern parts look really good on the Frame, especially the forks

I'd be leaving Syncros parts on it, that stuff always goes well with Konas, especially trick titanium ones :D


Thanks for the +ive comments

The Syncros won't be going back on I'm afraid; the stem was one of the things I specifically wanted to change :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:42 pm 
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After about 4 weeks my cable cutters arrived :shock: so I could finish this stage of assembly. The cutters do seem to crack the XTR gear cable outers :x is this normal??

Still not finished and the items to be changed are listed in the spec below.

Spec to-date:

Frame: 97 Kona King Kahuna Hei Hei 19"

Fork: Fox Float 100 RLC - to be modded to 80mm travel

Headset: Chris King Sotto Voce
Stem: Syntace F99 with Ti bolts
Handlebar: USE Carbon Atom Riser!
Grips: Gripshift clear

Brakes: XTR M951 V's - waiting for Vuelta magnesium to replace
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Cables: XTR
Brake Levers: XTR M951

Shifters: Gripshift 800 X-ray
Front Derailleur: XTR M952
Rear Derailleur: XTR M952
Derailleur Cables: XTR
Cassette: XTR M950 8spd Ti
Chain: KMC X8 - 92
Cranks: Raceface Dues - to be replaced with Middleburn RS8 Duo
Crank Bolts: Raceface
Chainrings: Raceface 42,32,22
Bottom Bracket: Raceface - To be replaced with Isis, probably American Classic
Pedals: Onza HO Titanium - to be replaced with Eggbeater 2ti

Hub Skewers: Hadley Racing Titanium
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP
Hubs: Chris King
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: DB Stainless
Tyres: Conti Speed King Supersonic 2.3
Tubes: Bontrager SL

Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: USE
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weighs it at approx 9.5kg or I should say just under 21lbs :wink:

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I'm feeling much happier with it now and once the parts above are changed and the forks dropped.... 8)

Cheers
wad


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:31 pm 
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bravo, its looking really clean!

i cant wait to see it in finished spec.


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 Post subject: Forks
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Prefer the Pace forks on it, are these now or sale?


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 Post subject: Re: Forks
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:03 am 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
Prefer the Pace forks on it, are these now or sale?


Each to their own :)

No, not for sale, back on my '97 Explosif.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:04 am 
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KeepItSteel wrote:
bravo, its looking really clean!

i cant wait to see it in finished spec.


Cheers

Just a few more parts to aquire :wink:


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