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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:24 pm 
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It's my 40th birthday in 10 days and I'm splashing out. I'm getting a steel 29er MTB frame made for me (delivery shortly). It'll be run as a fully rigid singlespeeder.

I have a few parts already, but I need the following and I have exactly £350 left to spend:

- White Industries Eno crankset 175mm in silver
- 34t White Industries chainring for above crankset
- high end 27.2 by 330mm seatpost (Thomson, KCNC etc)
- high end standard (not oversize) 110 zero (or low rise) stem (Thomson, Hope etc)
- middle/upper range square taper bottom bracket, 73mm shell 118 length
- middle/upper range handlebars, zero rise (flat), silver, not too long and no sweep
- middle/upper range 1 1/8" silver headset
- middle/upper range pair straight silver bar ends (not curved, not L-bend)

The Eno stuff takes the lion's share and I can't seem to squeeze the rest of the items out of the rest of the budget.

Your challenge:

Find me all of those items in new or very good 2nd hand condition within my budget. Source can be anywhere - Ebay, overseas etc. But don't fancy waiting ages for them to arrive or paying import type taxes ideally.

If you can't squeeze under £350 what's the closest you can get? Need linkys to purchase site (Ebay, bikeshop etc) or thread if it's 2nd hand on a forum etc.

Are you up to the challenge? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Ritchey classic? £100 will get you bars stem and post.

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/Search/ritchey-classic/


Crank bros headset

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Crank-Bros-Cobalt ... 1392wt_905

WI stuff from here

http://sporting-goods.shop.ebay.com/Cyc ... 15bt&gbr=1

No experience with the first two but I have WI cranks and they are nice. For a bit of boutique you coul dlook at HBC chainrings too, in fact unless you are sold on the WI cranks theres plenty more you can singlespeed using the HBC chainrings. For instance I'm going to polish a pair of M950 arms and fit an HBC chainring.


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:21 pm 
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ooh - liking the ritchey and crank bros stuff 8)

I'll check out the HBC rings in a bit.


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:16 am 
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the cheapest i can find cking is here
http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Merchant2 ... Code=CKNTS


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:51 am 
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No need to buy a new CK. I've bought three in mint condition, for less than £60 each...
Crank Bros Hsets are nice- get the stainless version- the others go rusty , pronto.

Syntace stems/bars/posts are top quality items that can be had for peanuts.


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:55 am 
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thanks :D


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