North Coast 500

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Re: North Coast 500

Postby elma » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:32 pm

It's been my way for years Jim, I started with a 2001 Klein attitude race and built up a full XTR group set, Chris King Headset, Thomson and Easton finishing kit and hand built my own wheels. Then it was just a case of getting different frames and forks to swap the good bits over. I've had many bikes beyond my financial means by building them myself and buying well priced parts opportunistically. I totally intend to start again with the Audax and then an MTB, mustn't get carried away though as I fancy a trials bike too and it's addictive. At my peak I had 12 bikes of varying vintage and quality, this time I fancy an audax and a short travel full sus xc MTB. I'll get the Audax ok, then the MTB then slowly upgrade both.
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Re: North Coast 500

Postby CitroJim » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:24 pm

Excellent James :) I know exactly what you mean about addictive... I already am...
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Re: North Coast 500

Postby KennyW » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:06 pm

For a while I was riding a vitus frame the first chemically bonded the same type Sean Kelly rode in the grand tours. It was extremely light and when I first started using I had to check it was still underneath me. That was a weird experience. The frame eventually gave way the bond went at the front forks.

Bike riding is very addictive and I can't wait for better weather to get going again.

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