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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:03 pm 
Old School Hero
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Before Christmas I posted up that I'd acquired a red F8 frame and asked the question as to coloured build kits. I think the concensus was to avoid red, and black would be best, oh well :D
Just finished building her up, thought you might want to see how it went.....

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The build has mainly been parts from ebay, stuff found in the garage or mates (so happens a friend of a friend is a Hope sponsored rider, hence the limited edition team green stuff 8) ). New bars, chain and SLX shifters. A few bits to sort, need new lockout lever grips from Tim, and I'm not happy with the cable runs yet, plus the isis BB is on the way out.

So far I've only had a quick spin around the street, but if all goes to plan I'm racing tomorrow at the Gorricks, and she'll be the race weapon of choice from now on.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Looking very good there! I think the green works too... 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:37 pm 
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Very nice!

I'd ditch the ISIS BB once it fails, they're utter trash, get yourself a SLX chainset to match the shifters ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:09 pm 
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I like the green stuff, but theres soething about the bike that doesnt quite sit right, I think its the forks...odly.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:12 pm 
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Just got in from thrashing round the Gorrick race, everythings still working except the forks which don't seem to take more than 70psi in the positive chamber, so I think I'll review what I'm doing on that front.

I did think about getting an older set of RC36s with a bit less travel, but the RC38s were already in the garage from other builds. Don't know if the frame can really take 100mm travel but as I was running about 30mm at the race I can confirm that that made steering rather sharp :shock:
It is very fast though :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:33 am 
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Love it, very festive!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:17 pm 
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Love the green and red, works well. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:05 am 
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I run mine with 100mm and yes it is sharp but I like it!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:38 pm 
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fancy selling any of the green bits could do a deal of some sort ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:49 am 
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Very nice :D


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