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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:30 pm 
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LikeClockwork wrote:
ponder how I've ended up with 3 bikes yet again, strip one maybe to build another and swap saddles around. It doesn't change the fact I have too many bikes I never ride and can't sell, but it makes me feel...alive....


I have roughly 8 here, and more elsewhere... They just breed. I ride one or two of them, but, yeah, I hear ya. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:35 pm 
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Oh, and by the way, I like how the Ocky Mountain's coming on, looks more practical than precious, which is how it should be. More pics/progress please. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:39 pm 
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bluetomgold wrote:
Oh, and by the way, I like how the Ocky Mountain's coming on, looks more practical than precious, which is how it should be. More pics/progress please. :)

Thanks. Built out of the shed. Frame came to me as an appendage to another. Couldn’t resist the bargain price as I was picking up the other one anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:37 am 
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Finished. First ride was interesting. VERY laid back riding position. Slightly flat rear didn’t help. Brakes are super sharp and fun. Forks are resistant but forgiving especially over the hard cracked field paths, taking all the edges off the unpleasantness. Bars are just the jobbie. Ratios weren’t really challenged given that terrain and shakedown. Saddle needs a tweak but other than that I loved it. Light and efficient.

I found a suitable backdrop for the first pictures given the build. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:07 pm 
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All XT Stoppers and shifters.

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Everything else a bit of a mishmash

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Looking good and glad she rides nicely. That is a hell of a subtle build for you ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:34 pm 
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Minifreak wrote:
Looking good and glad she rides nicely. That is a hell of a subtle build for you ;)


It was hard but I made it without picking up on the red of the forks..................................


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Actually, I'm going to rob those pedals for the Kona sooooooooo.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Nice work. That LX chainset is a looker - got one on my M-trax 250 which I might have to rob off it.

I have similar (but later) XT Vs on my Orange, they are super sharp, and very powerful, but possibly a bit too much by comparison with the cantis I use normally! Have dialled them down a little with the Avid SD levers...

I wonder why my Rockshox are so soft. Maybe I'll have to take them apart.


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