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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:08 pm 
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I traded in my blue master olympic and bought this frame and forks and have just finished the build.
Not to everyone's tastes i'm sure but i love it!
The frame has a number hanger so maybe an old team frame?
The lighter colour is acutally a dusky pink but i took the pic with my phone so it's not true to life.
I just got the wheels made for me at Paul Hewitt in Leyland - they're super light and are Black record hubs, Black DT swiss Revolution spokes, Black Campagnolo Omega rims and Mavic SSC tyres.

I'm taking it out on it's maiden voyage tomorrow - the Liverpool - chester - Liverpool 90 mile ride (and another 7 each way from to the start and home after so my first century awaits!)

Will get some better pics up when i buy a camera next week 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Very nice. The mainly-all black parts work well as they allow the frame to stand out, as opposed to a lot of multi-coloured frames where the parts just create a kaleidescope.

Could you tell me what bottle cage they are, please? (I'm guessing King ti). Also what bars?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:38 pm 
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hi,
thanks for the compliments .
The cages look like Ti but aren't - i need to check on the make as i got them a while back.
The bars are Deda 215 Shallow 26.0 clamp.
Theyr'e available in black or silver.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:33 am 
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Do you have some idea of the wheels weight?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:53 pm 
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That's a very classy build, the parts suit the frame very well. When I saw "stealth" in the title I thought it was going to be matt black with gloss black lettering or something, but the colours stand out really well on that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:03 am 
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That is just stunningly beautiful, and worthy of a serious photoset with a digital camera.

How dare you insult this bike with phone pics...OldMutha...you'll lose guru status if you keep on like this...heresy!

Love it!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:34 am 
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agreed, get some nice pics up - looks a stunner even in lo-res!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:47 am 
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How did your first Century go? Coincidentally, I was doing mine on SUnday - MCR-Blackpool-MCR on a late 80's Harry Hall...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Thanks for all the kind comments - i'll definately do some better pictures as the colours are subtle but striking.

My first century went amazingly well - the actual sportive was 90 miles - Liverpool, Chester, delamere forest Chester , Liverpool and was a pretty flat and scenic course . I rode the 90 in 5hrs 45 and rode 7 miles to the start and 7 back home so 104 in total.
I felt like i could've ridden a bit longer but must admit to a bit of chafing :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:07 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
How did your first Century go? Coincidentally, I was doing mine on SUnday - MCR-Blackpool-MCR on a late 80's Harry Hall...

Sunday weather was great too! How was your ride?


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