I'll put a pic up somewhere tomorrow, last couple of bits should have arrived so I can finally ride it, minus brakes.....
Is this normal? Presumably yes for STW
Bought an inbred frame on here having had a little too much ale, decided to swap all the kit over from my jump bike and just use it as a cheap commuter/hack/beater
8 months later the spec is
Reba team fork w20mm maxle
Pro 2 hubs on singletrack rims, nobby nicks
Easton carbon bars
Hope tech x2 brakes
Bling slink chain
Xt trail pedals
Thomson stem w ti bolts
Thomson masterpiece post
Bel air ti saddle
I really shouldn't kid myself I'm going to keep things cheap on build projects
binners - Member100% bike porn gold ti ni coated pace forks? even if you picked em up for £20 that's still not proper hack bike territory is it? Just as bad as the rest of us
My old hack bike
I flirted with the idea of one of these as a commuter/'hack':no discs, or guard mounts so I'm out, I am sorely tempted to go belt drive, would need to get someone to do a cut n shut on my frame tho
maybe get that guy off ebay to do it, he seems to do good work.
rear guard was to stop my daughter on the trailer bike getting a face full off of road spray when it rained.
Yep...bought an Orange Pure 7 frame as a winter bike a couple of years ago with the intention of building it up with Deore kit and no bling whatsoever.
It's now wearing full SLX, has a Hope Pro II/Mavic 717 wheelset, Easton bars and I'm going to repaint the rather battered Pikes up front. Very soon it's also slated to get Hope brakes too.
An epic budget fail.
Carbon frame with ISP, and carbon rigid forks. Hope hubs, Formula brakes (only RXs though, R1s seemed overkill ) FSA cranks, Ritchey WCS stem, Raceface bars, Flite SLR, XTR pedals and chain, Surly chainring, single Dura-Ace sprocket. Not a bad winter hack bike.
Ha, love this thread. I bought a cheap (ish) hardtail to use off road and to double as a bad weather commuter. But within two months I've changed a few bits and it's now far too posh to lock up and leave anywhere
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