Register Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 4      1   2   3   4   Next
NeilM

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 742
Reply with quote  #1 
Brand new frame at £180... well, hard to say no really.

Not really sure about the build yet. Probably Exotic forks, SRAM 2 x 10 X9 with X0 grip shifters, and whatever other bits I can find that are light and black or orange or both.

DSC_0052.JPG  DSC_0055.JPG

blackadder

Avatar / Picture

Metal head
Registered:
Posts: 13,598
Reply with quote  #2 
Ooooooh now I do like that rather a lot. Blimey Neil how many bikes have you got now? You might have more than me lol.
__________________
"There is a secret song at the center of the world and its sound is like razors through flesh." 




 

Bob

Avatar / Picture

Photo Section Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 2,655
Reply with quote  #3 
Cool looking frame, but I have to ask, X9? not tempted by all the X0 bits in orange? [cool]
The cranks are mainly black in the set but Raceface do a very good match in orange [thumb]

(Image borrowed from google)
[x0tango] 

__________________
If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
NeilM

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 742
Reply with quote  #4 
Blackader: Well, strictly speaking this one is not yet a bike... but as not as many as first appears as I do tend to take one to bits as I add another to the collection.

Bob: Tempted, yes, afford it, no.
blackadder

Avatar / Picture

Metal head
Registered:
Posts: 13,598
Reply with quote  #5 
That would look as cool as feck on that frame.
__________________
"There is a secret song at the center of the world and its sound is like razors through flesh." 




 

poweredbypies

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 1,352
Reply with quote  #6 
Ive got one of those cassettes and the orange is yummy. That frame would be soooo much better for proper size wheels.
__________________
Salad, its not food. Its what food eats.
blackadder

Avatar / Picture

Metal head
Registered:
Posts: 13,598
Reply with quote  #7 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilM
Blackader: Well, strictly speaking this one is not yet a bike... but as not as many as first appears as I do tend to take one to bits as I add another to the collection.

Bob: Tempted, yes, afford it, no.


Doesn't answer my question Mr avoidance lol. But if you'd rather not say I understand.

__________________
"There is a secret song at the center of the world and its sound is like razors through flesh." 




 

blackadder

Avatar / Picture

Metal head
Registered:
Posts: 13,598
Reply with quote  #8 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poweredbypies
That frame would be soooo much better for proper size wheels.


Agreed, I would rather it be a 26" wheel frame, but it's not my bike.

__________________
"There is a secret song at the center of the world and its sound is like razors through flesh." 




 

coomber

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 154
Reply with quote  #9 
I'd love to try a 29er so glad you are building this Neil.

I like the genesis rigid fortitude range but this looks equally nice.

Blackadder I see you like cannondale bikes. Not tempted by one of these ?


http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cannondale/trail-sl-29er-3-ss-2013-mountain-bike-ec042867
blackadder

Avatar / Picture

Metal head
Registered:
Posts: 13,598
Reply with quote  #10 
Not my kind of thing old chap I just don't fancy a 29er to be honest. Some look cool but I've yet to hear someone say a good thing about the ride of one. The best Cannondale bikes I've ever ridden are a Raven and a Scalpel 3000.


__________________
"There is a secret song at the center of the world and its sound is like razors through flesh." 




 

NeilM

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 742
Reply with quote  #11 
Blackadder, both my kids love their 29ers, and Jon says he won't ride a 26" mtb again.

As for bikes, I currently have four road bikes, plus a pile of old 70's bits which will turn into a bike this summer and eight mtb's, plus this frame.

It doesn't sound a lot... if you say it quickly enough.

Coomber, you're welcome to try the KTM when I get it done.
coomber

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 154
Reply with quote  #12 
Thanks chap. I will take you up on that. Need a month of SPD use first though as I know you dont use flats. Would hate to crash it due to my pedal incompetency.
NeilM

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 742
Reply with quote  #13 
I can always slap some flats on for you to try it... although why anyone rides without cleats is completely beyond my comprehension. [wink]
blackadder

Avatar / Picture

Metal head
Registered:
Posts: 13,598
Reply with quote  #14 
Hate flats, can't and will not use them.... Horrible things.
__________________
"There is a secret song at the center of the world and its sound is like razors through flesh." 




 

NeilM

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 742
Reply with quote  #15 
Exotic forks, from stock... it turns out that the rigid forks Jon bought for his, now departed, Felt, he bought suspension corrected, and they just happen to be 465mm a to c, same as 29er forks.

100mm Thompson stem also from his stock as is the USE Atom bar.

Wheels are from Jon's Lurcher, and were just put on to see what it is going to look like.

Seatpost is 27.2mm, so I'll start searching for a matching Thompson, which shouldn't be hard to find. I'm currently watching some SRAM X9 cranks, I have a 10 speed rear mech in stock, but need to find a high mount, top pull front mech. Then we have brakes, but unless I can find some sensibly priced Hope's... ha hahahahahaha... oh man! I crack myself up sometimes anyway, brakes; Merlin are doing Shimano SLX at a good price presently, plus I'll need a couple of 180 or 203 rotors. Wheels; there is a local builder in Somerset who seems to do some well priced wheels, so when he gets back from holiday I'll give him a call.

Anyway, this is what it should look like soon.

KTM 1.JPG  KTM 4.JPG

Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.