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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:30 pm 
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OK so this is def well overdue as i've been floating around here for a while now so hello and here is my first retro installment, virtually the same as before but now mine, thanks Edd :D :D

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Very nice but wanted to make it my own and fulfill some of those school boy's dreams as at the time this arrived on the seen I'd just bought a 1992 clockwork though one of my friends had an elite.

So i've been quite busy buying treats for her
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then started assembling it

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First ride with her new jewellery including XT Canti's to replace the LX ones
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And here are a few pic's I took today

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Hope you like it, got some silver ringle hubs in polished rims and some re-issue Porcs as a second set of wheels, not built up yet as I'm contemplating black spokes but not sure yet?

Thanks for all the help and parts i've sourced off retrobike :wink:

Frame: 19" Aluminium Elite

Fork: STD

Headset: XT
Stem: Syncros Cattleprod 120mm
Handlebar: Pace RC130+
Grips: Yeti
Barends: none yet??

Brakes: XT with X-Lite Ti bolts
Brake Pads: XT
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Dia-compe SS-7

Shifters: XT thumbies
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: XT With SRP bolt
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: HyperGlide 12 - 28
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Middleburn RS HD
Crank Bolts: X-Lite
Chainrings: Middleburn
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: White Industries Ti
Pedals: XT Bear traps

Hub Skewers: X-Lite Ti Cam Locks
Rims: Mavic 231 CD
Hubs: XT 730/2
Nipples: N/A
Spokes: SS Double butted
Tyres: Tioga Mud Dawg
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: X-Lite Cam Lock

Weight: 23.55lb


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:25 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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very nice buddy :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:35 pm 
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Very nice and glad it went to a good home. 8) How do you find the ride?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:30 pm 
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Cheers guys

Rides hard but very fast for old dear, never had Alu frame so its alot diff to what I'm used to. Though It's a comfier position since i fitted the shorter stem, all in I really like it and have decided as there seem to be so few that I'll leave the std forks on as apposed to some RC35's. I'll save that and some magura racelines for an Orange/White fade clockwork me thinks :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:40 am 
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Nice orange! You have bought some very nice bits there.

Personally I would stick with silver spokes and Amber Walls - that'll look very nice with the silver rims.

Great job!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Very nice indeed! Looks great 8).

First ride... Epping forest? I'm sure that concrete obolisk is round the back of the golf course at the top of the hill?

Cheers :).


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:09 pm 
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I'm affraid It's not Epping Alex thats a bit far afield for me, however I'm sure there are alot similar vantage points. I't actuall just down the road from me at Hemlock Stone in Bramcote, not as epic or impressive but not a bad little run to have on yer doorstep.
Thanks for the comments :) :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:42 pm 
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ratcapa wrote:
I'm affraid It's not Epping Alex thats a bit far afield for me, however I'm sure there are alot similar vantage points. I't actuall just down the road from me at Hemlock Stone in Bramcote, not as epic or impressive but not a bad little run to have on yer doorstep.
Thanks for the comments :) :)


Ahhhh, them obolisks... blimin everywhere! Pah! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:57 pm 
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Found a few little bits recently for her as with new stable mates she was finding herself neglected somewhat..

X-Lite canti bolts fr+rr
XT bear traps
Ringle Ti Stix fr+rr

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:36 pm 
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like the bear traps

i was thinking along the same lines - there's something about the lightness of them that fits the elite.

cheers 8)


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