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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:38 pm 
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These days, it's only to work and back or the pub and back with the mrs and the (usually asleep) daughter in the trailer :roll:
Used to love the poldice valley and the flat lode trail is good for shaking down a new build, but as the name suggests its not exactly challenging :lol:
A friend tells me that there's some new trails being built in cardinham woods and he's trying to get me to take this up there when it's done for a play.
Any good riding round your way? I know the scenery is better than round here! I have another friend in ludgvan who seems to find a new route every weekend!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Fiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiished!!! :o
Although the steerer will need a trim after a testride, I'm done! Just mounted the chain and trimmed the cables.
I don't have photos sadly and I don't have the time or the weather for a ride (young daughtersitting, home alone) but I may take a temporary snap later when the mrs gets home just so I can record 'the moment' and I'll edit the post with proper photos at a later date.

So stoked with how it's turned out :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:20 pm 
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Ok so here's the snaps taken on my phone just now, I'll leave these up until I get down better ones with my camera.

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Compulsory big/little pic (I don't get this?!)
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Feedback welcomed. There's a couple of bits I'm not 100% sure about, but I won't tell you what they are ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Just noticed the front hose! :oops:
Will sort this tonight :wink: :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Looking good Bren. What's the weight like?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Bren are the forks 100mm?


looking good, like the colour and the middleburn chainrings :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:52 pm 
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I was aiming for sub 24lbs but the bathroom scales say 24.5. I won't know a true weight until I ride it to work. My choice of fork and brakes will not have helped. But while I went weenie in a lot of respects, I will actually be using this thing on a regular basis, it's also been built as a keeper. No intentions to ever sell it.
Yeah forks are F100's. Bought from here and used on another bike for a few months before i fitted them to this one. As above , not the lightest, but tick most of my boxes. Loving the chainrings :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:53 pm 
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Well that was a f#%}+€ing let down! :roll:
Darling daughter fell asleep earlier with family in the house, so I took the opportunity for a quick round the block test ride and came back to a rear wheel soaked in brake fluid! :evil:
After a hose down I found the caliper seals were shot to pieces so I've swapped it for a mini caliper for now. Nothing like the same bite, but it's dry at least and will do the job til I can rebuild the M4.
Not the most auspicious first ride, but aside from that, I definately like it! Felt lovely! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:56 pm 
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That's a peach!
Lush cranks :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:22 pm 
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First ride!! :D
(posted from the pub, I mean, refreshment stop off) :wink:

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I'm trying to get it muddy, but the tyres aren't picking it up! :)
Just about to take it up the nearest hill for another photo opp, post later 8)
Impressions so far: light, nimble, climbs like a goat, and overall: "zingy" ... Does that make sense? Not ridden a kona before.


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