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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:36 am 
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Having sold my Chute I thought I'd get something that I could knock about on while I finished my Killer V so Started combing through ebay looking for a cheap Cannondale.

After a few days I came across a tatty 1997 Killer V 900 HT (basically a Delta V) which I picked up for £135, I immediately changed a few bits, then a few more and more until All that was left of the original bike was the frameset!

Enter the Wasp!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:06 pm 
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MMM.... very nice.

Purely aesthetics and personal choice, but not the biggest fan of the bar or the tyres, but bike looks quality overall. £135 was a good deal, are the forks working alright?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:24 pm 
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Yeah the forks work fine mate and have lockout.

I know what you mean with the bars they're very marmite but personally I love 'em! As far as the tyres go though Panaracer Fire XC pro Kevlar tyres are a great all rounders and aesthetically I think they finish it off well.

The only thing left to go are a pair of Xlite Phatso rims I'm building on a pair of XT 750's to go with the rest of the groupset and possibly a pair of Yellow Onza Ules although I'm not sure if that may be just tipping the balance on the to many yellow bits scale!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:57 pm 
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Ules are great. Don't stay prestine yellow long though as you probably already know. Either that or take some cleaning!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:47 pm 
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Hmmmm... I'm not normally a fan of the coloured wall Panaracer Fires, but I must say that they do work well with this bike. If you do go with yellow Ules, (which I reckon you should) then I'd ditch the yellow cable outers.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Nice ride, but purely personal taste I'd go flat bar, blackwall tyres and black saddle.

Otherwise, good to go.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Bargain or what :shock: not a fan of the bars but colour matched tyres look excellent 8) (I would never do it myself :wink: ) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:53 pm 
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the pose the bike is in (do bikes pose) makes it look coquette-ish and shy to be so good looking








I'll get my coat - nice bike Staf!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:04 pm 
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:lol: Thanks mate.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:45 pm 
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this bike does look very waspish! i really like those yellow sidewalls.. my specialised 'dirt control/dirt master' comps had a yellow stripe on the sidewalls and went well with my yellow karakoram when i first built it up in 98. that x-lite bar is ok actually...keep the tyres as is i say! :)


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