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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I wouldn't dare bring it on a "Retroride" - weren't there a few comments about people riding new bikes last time? I might bring the C16R that I've almost finished if I can iron out a few set up problems.

The new build - nicknamed "Tiny Ti" will get an outing at HoNC!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:48 pm 
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:lol: I did hear in passing about burning modern bikes to keep warm in the carpark this time :lol:

Maybe see it in our warm up to the HONC then? ( of course if I have the car back by then :roll: )


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Warm up for HoNC - I have down for 12th March - so no excuse daj - get the car sorted and come along!

Hopefully Tiny Ti will be up and running - chain and cables to sort this weekend!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Here's some pictures of my Ti build.
It's based on my 43cm road frame but with 26" wheels rather than the 650cs I run on my roadbikes

For those interested in the spec - it's as follows - a mixture of road and mountainbike parts - several sourced from the "For sale" posts on this website


Wheels -Mavic 717 rims and Hope hubs
Hope headset
Middleburn Duo chainset
XTR rapidrise rear mech
XT cassette
Ultegra front mech
8 speed bar end shifters.

I wanted a bike that would be happy on and off road and which would be robust and travel well on the back of our camper!

It's the first time I've built a bike completely so it's been a steep learning curve at times but I've learned a lot and I don't suppose it will be the last!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Well done getting it all put together, hope you enjoyed it after the initial problem.

Only my opinion, but it doesn't look right (angles wise) how does it ride?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:45 pm 
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Thanks Huntso - seems to ride OK - not that I've taken it far yet but we'll see. t's very light to ride - I haven't had a ti frame before. Geometry wise it's effectively a copy of my Trek.

In the meantime I'll blame my husband's photogaphy if the angles look wrong!


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I like it , Nice build and worth all the sweating hey 8)

Can I ask where you got the rear stand from? :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Rear stand - Decathlon - in France. They are units that fit together - I only have one though!


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Look's great 8) , congrats on your first build.

Still cant get used to the idea of using drops offroad but i suppose it's
one of those thing's that needs to be tried.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Looks like a really versatile and adaptable bike. Well done for making some brave decisions and thinking outside the box! :D


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