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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Thats looking super Lush 8) 8) 8) .. maybe the nicest Orange I have seen in a while....well apart from the ones at marks and spencers... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Oh yes Jon, coming together beautifully. I was thinking skinwalls but tbh the modern Panaracer tyres don't look bad at all and i'm also guessing it will be a rider 8) .


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yeah i'm really pleased with how it is coming along at the mo :D

as far as tyres go i'm happy to ride newer tyres, on all my builds, i know that might seem like an anti retro statement but they are better, they puncture less, they are easier to find and coz they haven't been sat in a cupboard for 20 years they haven't perished!! :lol: also the prices shouldn't be stupid like for example white porcs etc. it's the same with rims, if i can't find brand new old rims i'll use the nearest modern equivalent, otherwise things like that hold up a build, and if i do find something old but used you can't gaurantee their condition, i'd hate to be out riding when an old rim peels away its sidewall. :shock:

i'll post some more pics of the m900/fir orange wheels and see what you guys think of those for this build when they are done. the hopes can always goin the kona.


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Thanks for bumping this as saves me searching.
If you didn't think the Shimano thumbies as 8 speed felt right, then you may be disappointed with suntour thumbies, they're err, well Kona didn't continue with it. Not really designed for the job :lol:

Shim it, to 7 speed, and pull the 13 or 14 tooth out of a 12-28 8 speed spidered cassette. Hope hubs came with a 7 speed spacer from what I've seen in all the pictures.


Or pull the indexing plate out of the Suntour and make a new one with the correct indexing positions (I have no idea where these would be).

Or since Suntour doesn't have a true friction shift (well unless they are worn), it is a semi friction position which is still indexed but allows intermediate friction positions. You may like that.


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the suntour thumbie thing is more just to try it really, if it doesn't work very well i'll try somethingelse, so many options but i'd never used this one so i was curious really. it might end being a full xtr gearset, we'll see.


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That's going to be stunning jonnyboy and I demand first dibs on the frame if you ever let it go. 8) 8) 8)


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That's going to be stunning jonnyboy and I demand first dibs on the frame if you ever let it go. 8) 8) 8)


thanks . . . . but no, not selling! :D


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have a bit of a quandry!! :? :D

basically, wheels, i have 2 possible pairs to use in this bike now, hope on mavic 217 or m900 xtr on fir/orange rims.

what do you reckon?

i'm leaning towards changing out the hope 217's because another project might suit them better. also i have an xtr headset that would fit this so the xtr hubs would match, this would mean the bike would be a mainly xt/xtr mix

thoughts please! :D


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You know you're going to end up doing an XTR build on this ;)

But I prefer the Hope setup.


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well i assume you have seen the new p7 project thread, was thinking that the hope/217 wheels would be more in keeping with that frame. 217's being around 96, 97 etc. i know the fir rims were not used on the elite but what the hell.


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