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 Post subject: ** S----e S-------r **
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:15 pm 
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Location: Eilean Siar
This will be where my new build appears over time, and as I've sold the Enigma, I've started preparing for its arrival....

My right hip and left knee have been bothering me for a while now, so I made the decision to sell up.... but the more time the thought of not having a bike had to sink in, the more I realised I wasn't quite ready for that to happen, regardless of the pain.

So, one random night while surfing the internet, I discovered what will be my new build.... deposits were being taken for orders for an expected delivery date of September.

It's an all steel affair, frame and forks.... so a blank canvas! :D

The only remaining parts from the Enigma build are the tyres, cranks, bb, seat post, stem and bars.... everything else will be (is) new.

I needed new wheels as it's a boost frame, and decided to go 12 speed for the drivetrain.... if you've seen any of my other builds, you can probably guess in which direction this is heading! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:28 pm 
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Wheels are 12 speed Shimano XTR micro spline hubs with good old-fashioned cup and cone bearings, built with black spokes on DT Swiss 481 rims. I had some custom decals made up for these which arrived today. The Porcupines went straight up first time with my track pump, bonus! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:30 pm 
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First batch of parts arrived today too 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:44 pm 
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I had a picture in my head of how the bike was going to look as soon as I saw the frame.... unfortunately :facepalm: :oops:

Still, in for a penny and all that.... :wink:

I've never owned or even sat on a Brooks saddle, which I may come to regret.... but it sure is a beautiful thing!

I wanted something to match the chrome rails and found some lovely Zefal cages with leather that will tie in perfectly!

Brakes are 9120 4 pots and the rear mech is a long cage to allow for the simply ENORMOUS 10-51 cassette.... it's as big as a dinner plate! :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:56 pm 
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Nice, I was looking at their site recently and was mightily tempted with the Scrambler, but I’m trying to stick to my current number of bikes and there’s nothing on the chopping block right now.

I’m sure it’ll be a looker, you have high build standards!


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What colour have you gone for?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 am 
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coomber wrote:
What colour have you gone for?



The custom rim decals kind of give it away :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:16 pm 
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XTR rotors and chain arrived today! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:12 pm 
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Added to watching list :D

I think we need to see the bigger picture :wink: Sorry, im impatient as hell :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:51 pm 
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Headset arrived today, and rather than the usual CK headset I thought I'd match the cranks and bb with a Cane Creek offering.
Found this old NOS 110 headset for sale on eBay in an aged and tatty looking box, still with the original price sticker!
I didn't pay that I hasten to add! :wink:


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