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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Bar-ends and seatpost and saddle now on, its getting there quicker than i thought it would, just waiting for grips and end caps and seatpost clamp to arrive, ohh and the XT V brakes


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:41 am 
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looks great loving your build, and much as the stem looks amazing, I personally think the clockwork feels and handles better with a shorter stem (mine did and with risers too), I've got a long stalk on my prestige and it does kind of feck up the feel and control at speed IMHO.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:19 am 
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Clockworkga could you please send a pic of your bike with the shorter stem cheers, id like to see what you have achieved with yours, thats why i have put the barends on to try and raise ita tad whilst keeping the original stem and bars, im used to a 740 bar width not this short one


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Check out the pictures from the Bowland ride Graham as you'll see my Clockwork with a shorter, higher stem. :wink: Looooooong Stalk is back on mine now 'cos it looks better. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:46 pm 
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I agree, long stem looks better on an old steel frame like the Clockwork, mine has a 150mm Stalk on and rides great.

Which i will now need to strip and repaint white (along with the bars) as yours looks so good, damn it :lol:

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Funny you mention control at speed Gazz as generally the longer stem gives better stability at speed, less control in slow technical stuff.


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Suppose it depends on if the bike is a rider or not, looooong stalks look the business but shorter stems make the bike better riders, no surprze really given long stems and all those other 90's designs (flex stems- canti's- elastomer forks etc...) dissapeared without a trace :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:51 am 
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Cheers Jimmy, is your an original paintjob? as the fading is in different areas to mine?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:53 am 
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Its all about the look not how it rides LOL, thats what i rekon :lol: :lol: I have a 2009 Cube Stereo built up just for me and that is my riding bike, the Orange is there just to look nice although i will be using it in nice dry conditions


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:24 pm 
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graham1975 wrote:
Cheers Jimmy, is your an original paintjob? as the fading is in different areas to mine?


Mine is a respray, dont think they were available that pattern anyway :)

Painted my stem and bars white yesterday, they look ace 8) , will post some pics when i get some new stickers from Gil :wink:


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Just ordered all the remainding parts that i need for the build so it should hopefully be finished by the end of this week :lol: :lol:


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