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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Location: Yateley, Hants.
Not been a massive task to get there but the Manitous were sourced from here (thanks archangel), FSA Headset is an upgrade but period correct (thanks to ibelieveinfixies) and suspensionforkparts.net supplied the replacement elastomers for the manitous.
It's not original spec but there are reasons for this, I had the Manitous fitted before delivery and I like them looks and performance wise and it would have cost me a fortune for the zocchi XC400's which were by all accounts a bit plop, so Manitous it is.
The saddle was originally a flite ti, but my wider sit bones don't get on with them and I want to ride it so a WTB it was.
The original headset was a cheapo (a bit odd on a £1000 bike really) and the FSA is better lighter.
The original pedals were also cheap wellgos and I've had the SPD's since new and they are period correct, however I think I will get some non-period outland flatties for actually riding. I don't get on with SPD's off road.
All in all I am pleased to have it back to near original spec and my even enter it for BOTM.
First outing could be next weekend at the IOW ride if the weather gets better.

Frame: Reynolds 653 Lugged - I believe handbuilt

Fork: Answer Manitou 2 (with new elastomers)

Headset: FSA Needle Bearing
Stem: Zoom
Handlebar: Tange Prestige
Grips: Foam and Cork
Barends: Tranz-X (I believe)

Brakes: Magura Hydrostop Mountain Full setup
Brake Pads: Magura

Shifters: XTII Thumbies
Front Derailleur: XT 730
Rear Derailleur: XT 730 Short Cage
Derailleur Cables: Clarks
Cassette: 12-28 XT HG
Chain: HG-90
Cranks: XT 730
Chainrings: 24-36-46 XT
Bottom Bracket: XT Cartridge
Pedals: SPD's (The Originals)

Hub Skewers: XT
Rims: Wolber AT18
Hubs: XT
Tyres: Wildslipper Lites

Saddle: WTB Rocket-V
Seatpost: Kalloy
Seatpost Binder: Black Alloy

Weight: 28lbs

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:23 am 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Sweet and real!

Mr K


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:28 am 
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Awesome..bet you're glad that it wasn't sold on! It's looking really nice in it's current build 8)

I still haven't come across any other 653 Magnum frames out there either..looks like a rare tubeset as well as bike :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:29 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
Good job! Time to go and get it muddy. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Location: France and UK
Unusual model, very clean lines, the nicest looking forks of the period, I like it a lot despite the flouro orange paintjob. I never could stand that kind of colors BITD (well, hem, I bought a green 1990 MF CC 2 years ago but that's different, hey it's green !)

How does the replacement elastomers work, too stiff, too soft or OK ?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:14 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Yateley, Hants.
Pleased with it overall and the Manitous do look the part, the elastomers seem quite stiff but the weather is cold at the moment so they should be softer during the summer when I will ride it most.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:25 am 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Good job!

653 magnum is certainly a rare tubeset and i've never seen another claud like this one. Glad you decided to keep it and build it back up 8)


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Missed this first time round. What a beauty. Love it.

Those maguras work great dont they? Love the feel of the levers.


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Pretty cool, never heard of that company before!


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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That is a very nice build 8)


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