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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:45 pm 
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Quick freshen-up of the DT RWS skewers today, they were looking a little rough, and the two red centres didn't tie in with anything else on the black sheep, so I thought i'd have a go at doing something about that too whilst I was at it!

Dismantle, a quick sand, prime and satin black for the levers, and then the dremel was put to work to buff off the red centres, a light rub over with the same pad I used to finish the frame and then reassembly.... think they look much tidier now! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:30 pm 
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Just arrived in the post, a Matte Slate CK bottom bracket to match the headset 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:44 pm 
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Aaargh!! :evil:

Turns out Chris King in their infinite wisdom no longer supply the fittings necessary with their bottom brackets cups as there are so many different axle types these days.... so not only do you have to fork-out for the privilege of buying one of their BB's in the first place, you ALSO have to buy a kit to optimise it for the cranks you're using. :facepalm:


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Thought I'd have a go at recreating the "Made In..." decal, it's not wearing too well compared to the rest of Gils fab new reproductions, it was also a fun exercise blowing away the cobwebs since I last used 'Elements'! Changed it a little, but pleased with the result. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:30 am 
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velofrog wrote:
Aaargh!! :evil:

Turns out Chris King in their infinite wisdom no longer supply the fittings necessary with their bottom brackets cups as there are so many different axle types these days.... so not only do you have to fork-out for the privilege of buying one of their BB's in the first place, you ALSO have to buy a kit to optimise it for the cranks you're using. :facepalm:


Sounds about right.

Great looking build you got there


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RickTheUncivil wrote:
Great looking build you got there


Cheers! 8)

Fitted the CK bottom bracket this morning, along with a couple of other wee updates :oops: :facepalm: :roll:


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BUILD SPEC:

Black Sheep Titanium High Roller 29er frame with matching 15mm bolt-through fork
Chris King matte slate 1-1/8 GripLock headset
Chris King matte slate Threadfit24 bottom bracket
Enve MTN 70mm carbon stem
Enve Sweep 760 carbon bars
Airborne titanium 27.2 seat post with set-back
Fabric Radius Race titanium saddle
Spin Precision titanium seat clamp 31.8
Shimano XTR 9020 175 cranks
Shimano XTR 9020 brakes
Shimano PD-M959 spd pedals
Shimano RT81 centre-lock discs 180mm
Absolute Black 32 tooth oval chain ring
Shimano XTR M9000 11 speed chain
Shimano XT 11-42 cassette
DT Swiss E1700 Spine 2 28 spoke 29er tubeless wheels
DT Swiss RWS skewers
Schwalbe Nobby Nic tubeless tyres 29x2.35 front and 2.25 rear
Ritchey WCS grips and end plugs
Black tubeless valves
Black bottle bolts
Assorted replacement titanium bolts

and a special mention to Gil for supplying the superb decals 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:04 pm 
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New seat tube decal from Gil arrived today and it looks great!

So, I reckon that's it... as finished as it's ever going to be...

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