Orange R8

baj

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Recently picked up an R8 frame, always wanted an Orange but never had one! I’ve sold my Giant Anthem X frame for a few days labour so transferring the mostly xt parts across and renewing some tired bits along the way..
Just need to work out how to upload photos since my photof*cket account has gone the shape of a pear..
 

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baj

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Don’t think I’ve ever done a build thread ..
 

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baj

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Haha, that’s exactly what I thought but I’ve read quite a few articles and apparently it should work, although it may need a little 6mm shim on the mech cable attach point.. I’ve not had a chance to set the gears or ride it yet but i am hopeful as I want the clutch bit but can’t afford or be arsed to get 10sp cassette and chain!

https://youtu.be/Axo7dLgLaUU
 

kipperthedog

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baj":1n7uridr said:
Haha, that’s exactly what I thought but I’ve read quite a few articles and apparently it should work, although it may need a little 6mm shim on the mech cable attach point.. I’ve not had a chance to set the gears or ride it yet but i am hopeful as I want the clutch bit but can’t afford or be arsed to get 10sp cassette and chain!

https://youtu.be/Axo7dLgLaUU

It is surprising how many combinations that shouldn't work do. On one of my road bikes I use 10 speed Campag shifters to shift 8 speed Shimano, and on the other 10 speed Campag shifters to shift 10 speed Sram. Neither should work. I like an anarchic mix of parts! Hope this works.
 

Paul R

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Very nice i like. set the boxes on the uploading site to forum and fullsize and your pics will come up bigger :)
 

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baj":26bsn20w said:
Haha, that’s exactly what I thought but I’ve read quite a few articles and apparently it should work, although it may need a little 6mm shim on the mech cable attach point.. I’ve not had a chance to set the gears or ride it yet but i am hopeful as I want the clutch bit but can’t afford or be arsed to get 10sp cassette and chain!

https://youtu.be/Axo7dLgLaUU

As the man said you learn something new every day :cool:
 

baj

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Paul R":2plj1zf4 said:
Very nice i like. set the boxes on the uploading site to forum and fullsize and your pics will come up bigger :)

Thanks Paul, if you click on the photo it should come up larger. I’ve got a short duration trial on imageshack and I can’t find any full size setting, perhaps due to the trial? I used to use photobucket but they started charging so I binned it.. if you know of a free site please let me know!
 
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