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 Post subject: DAAS's Lotus Sport
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Location: Huddersfield
Frame: Lotus Sport (1995) 17"
Fork: Lotus Sport Alu

Headset: Lotus Sport
Stem: Lotus Sport
Handlebar: Lotus Sport
Grips: Race Face Good'n'Evil
Barends: nope

Brakes: XT M760 V's
Brake Pads: XT
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Brake Levers: XT M740

Shifters: XT M752
Front Derailleur: XT M760
Rear Derailleur: XT M752
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
Cassette: XT M752
Chain: HG92
Cranks: XT M752
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: XT
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: ES71
Pedals: Cheapies

Hub Skewers: XT M750
Rims: Mavic X618
Hubs: XT M752
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: IRC Notos
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: Kalloy
Seatpost Binder: Kalloy

Weight: 22lbs


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:17 pm 
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Almost NOS 1995 Lotus MTB frameset, with mostly 2003 XT kit.

Thanks to CTK for the frameset, Brother for the groupset/wheels, Caramba Kid for the V's, robdem for the skewers, and my mate Keith for the decals!

I reckon it's going to be a belter to ride, this one :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:18 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:26 pm 
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Get some Lotus Sport decals on, pop some nice V's and levers on and you've got a nice ride there.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:17 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
Get some Lotus Sport decals on, pop some nice V's and levers on and you've got a nice ride there.


Yep - the Tektro's are a cheapie stop gap until I find the matching XT gear.

Still not sure about the decals tho - half tempted going for a more subtle gunmetal grey rather than the neo-yellow which Lotus designed. Then again, it looks stealth whilst decal free. :? :? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:20 pm 
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daveaasmith wrote:
Pickle wrote:
Get some Lotus Sport decals on, pop some nice V's and levers on and you've got a nice ride there.


Yep - the Tektro's are a cheapie stop gap until I find the matching XT gear.

Still not sure about the decals tho - half tempted going for a more subtle gunmetal grey rather than the neo-yellow which Lotus designed. Then again, it looks stealth whilst decal free. :? :? :?


Good, glad you are upgrading the brakes as it deserves better :wink:

Decals are definately required, even as you say if they are more subtle. In my opinion, a bike looks too basic and cheap without them.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:48 am 
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I´d go for grey rather than yellow decals to avoid the tacky 90´s eurotrash look.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:06 pm 
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tuercas wrote:
I´d go for grey rather than yellow decals to avoid the tacky 90´s eurotrash look.

Yep, definitely:

daveaasmith wrote:
going for a more subtle gunmetal grey

I reckon something similar to m950/m952 will be about right - maybe even darker.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:43 pm 
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Added decals, M750 skewers, M760 v's.


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