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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:41 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Burberry saddle - ahaha ace!


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:50 am 
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Praise be to Alah.

Thats a very nice non retro bike. Whadya pay £250? £275?


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:56 am 
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probably have to add a 1 to that , on the front that is :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:04 am 
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I think its great! Looks really cool.

Too nice to get muddy!


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:29 am 
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Bling!
Green nipples can be had from BETD, although they don't look very green in the photo. https://www.betd.co.uk/product_list.asp?CategoryID=138


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:55 am 
retrobike rider
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sweet bike dude.

What make are those fancy brake levers?


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:01 am 
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Call me ignorant to new tech...


...but...

That seatpost looks interesting - is that one of these "hiterite" types? Can see the lever so can you adjust the post position on the fly?


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:31 pm 
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Unsure of the make of the brake levers, but they are way more comfortable than the originals being nicely rounded. Being lighter and carbon bling is a bonus.

The seatpost is a MAVERICK SPEEDBALL , and allows 3 inches of infinite height adjustment "on the fly". Doesn't add much weight but can save you time/brown shorts when you reach the steep stuff.
http://www.maverickbike.com/productdetails.aspx?pid=123

For those interested http://www.whytebikes.com/whyte/index.html where the E5 XT is RRP £2800, works is £3175. Mine would RRP a tad closer to £3400, but due to contacts and a nice employer is costing me around 1/3 of that - double bonus!!!

My upgrades where simply the speedball post, Tune Kong rear hub, King headset, carbon levers, Sapim CX Ray bladed spokes, and a few cosmetics like bolts, custom anodised rear mech and tartan fur saddle.

As you said, a shame to get it muddy, but that's what it's for after all.


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:07 pm 
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Nice bike/spec.Be nice to now how it rides. Just read on STW that they've only got a 14stone wieght limit.


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