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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:54 pm 
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29.4mm matey......


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:47 am 
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If you want to go purple on the cheap:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Seatpost-Shim-27- ... 563791c478

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REVERSE-Comp-27-2 ... 1c0f897bb7


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that chainset is ugly enough to make children cry. i like what you did with the tyres tho :)


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Pickle wrote:


:shock: pace and shims dont go together.


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cce wrote:
that chainset is ugly enough to make children cry. i like what you did with the tyres tho :)


yeah the tyres are superb, bike is very nimble now.

looking into a middleburn or cook bros chainset, with purple bits :wink:


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excellent choice!


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Wasn't so sure about a ATAC stem on the bike, but it actually looks good, nice work mate :)


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been out and done a 30 mile lap of kielder water today in the pouring rain :D

enjoyed every minute of it........first time i have really got on with the bike, had bad backs, aches and pains and constant cold it seems that have put me off enjoying myself since i bought and build it up.

still a harsh ride, XTR V-brakes are still rubbish when it comes to slowing my weight down, and the 1'' travel forks mean your bones absorb the shocks better, though it does climb better than my old dekerf, and is loads lighter too.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:34 pm 
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Well I took mine out for its first ride yesterday - what an experience! I can't remember V brakes being that bad? or is it just that hydraulic discs are soooo good? :?:

Anyway - its so light and nimble and is so stiff too, its a good bike for climbing. RC36's work well enough and the bike is resonably set-up.

Salty, is your frame polished? would this have been original finish from the factory?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:16 am 
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yeah polished from the factory 8)

and yes, v brakes are rubbish.......i used to the power and reliability of discs now, and the fact i was 6st lighter when v brakes came into force in the 90's.......


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