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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:49 pm 
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Well .... me. That is ...ing amazing. Great job finding it and well done on the build.
Can you find me something similar in 20" so that I can actually build something I can ride?! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:25 am 
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albash82 wrote:
Well .... me. That is ...ing amazing. Great job finding it and well done on the build.
Can you find me something similar in 20" so that I can actually build something I can ride?! :wink:


Cheers; 20" are rarer for sure and 21"s pretty much non-existent. That said, I've got the 97 20" Caldera in the stable so if you've got a 19" to swap I'm all ears :lol: :lol:

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Great frame, good choice of components = for sure a great ride :D
Well done and have fun with it :) one minor detail, I would change (the Yeti grips) :wink:


Cheers dude. There're a firm favourite, they work well with my paws and you know me, this is a rider :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:46 pm 
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Looking bad ass Al! Glad you didnt go down the silver Z2 route with the coloured metallics. Looking forward to a descriptive Reynolds 853 ride report of the Hot V Team Explosif!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:34 pm 
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romanrinos wrote:
Looking bad ass Al! Glad you didnt go down the silver Z2 route with the coloured metallics. Looking forward to a descriptive Reynolds 853 ride report of the Hot V Team Explosif!


Cheers dude. Yep, the frame deserves complimentary colours not clashes like silver. Likewise, roll-on spring and drier trails asap.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:53 am 
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Frame: Kona Hot 1997, made in November 1996 by Altitude with Reynolds 853 main tubes and - at a best guess - Reynolds 725 stays
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z2s, first generation, built June 1996

Headset: Chris King threadless, black, 1 1/8
Stem: ControlTech, 130mm, 5 degree rise
Handlebar: Syncros Hardcore
Grips: Yeti lock-ons

Brakes: Avid Ti Vs
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Avid Ti Vs

Shifters: Shimano XTR M950
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950, top pull, 28.6mm
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950 main body, XTR M951 medium cage lower and M951 jockey wheels
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano XTR M950
Chain: SRAM magic link 8 speed
Cranks: Race Face Turbines
Crank Bolts: Maddison
Chainrings: Race Face
Chainring bolts: Race Face
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN55
Pedals: Shimano XT M8000

Hub Skewers: Mavic
Rims: Mavic CrossMax
Hubs: Mavic CrossMax
Nipples: Mavic
Spokes: Mavic
Tyres: Panaracer Classic Compe Smoke and Dart
Tubes: Continental
Valve caps: Token

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite (modern version)
Seatpost: Syncros, 27.0mm

Hurry up spring...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Looks fantastic, you even lined up the valve caps! Now go get it dirty :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:45 am 
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Al, once again you’ve done a first class job. The build has been well thought through for a rider. This Hot is a fine complement to your Team Edition Explosif.

The weather was Spring like here yesterday, so I look forward to hearing a proper ride report from you soon.

Pip.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 am 
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pipmeister wrote:
Al, once again you’ve done a first class job. The build has been well thought through for a rider. This Hot is a fine complement to your Team Edition Explosif.

The weather was Spring like here yesterday, so I look forward to hearing a proper ride report from you soon.

Pip.


Cheers dude - your friendship and insight continues to be first class :)

When I mean spring, I mean dry trails :wink:


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