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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:18 am 
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Some stern words from my wife about this being sat stripped and unused has resulted in a rebuild:

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Bog standard DA 9070 throughout this time - not even bling brakes. Looks better for it too I reckon, and stops me arsing around deciding which cranks to use... :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:44 pm 
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I guess those 'stern words' had nothing to do with reducing expenditures on bikes! :thumbup:

Looks great.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Looks great!
Please, leave it that way!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:05 am 
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The DA 9000 suits that bike.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:44 am 
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It's the best it's ever looked ! Love it !!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:50 am 
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You might just be right on that - and to think I used to *hate* the look of those DA9000 cranks...!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:15 am 
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I know I'm late to the party but seriously, something better than a carbon Dura Ace crank? I'm not saying it is the best but it damn sure is the rarest modern crank I have ever seen. You don't get much more bling than that.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:56 am 
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Ha! A few months late bikericer ;)

I agree, and at the time I loved them. They nearly went back on too, but actually I think the 9000s freshen the bike up a lot, and I like that. Plus it's no fuss this way!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:34 pm 
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Been a while...

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Wheels are on test for a review - they're Wheelworks Rail 52 clinchers with an Alchemy front hub, and a WI T11 rear. Tyres are Grand Bois Blue Cerf 26c.


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Did you get the creaking issue sorted or is that a question for PM?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:55 am 
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Seems to be sorted - verdict was that it could have been a grain of something between the ISP and the strengthening sleeve that was put in when the frame cracked. I'm just hoping bad luck doesn't come in 3's...


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Wasnt aware it had cracked. Did this happen at the top of the ISP or elsewhere?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:04 am 
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Across the seat tube / top tube weld.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:41 am 
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That is still a wicked looking bike, sorry to hear you have had problems.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:22 pm 
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Sorry, my bad... :)


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