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XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
edited November 2009 in The Crudcatcher
I just found out that I was accepted for scholarship, which means I'll start my "do it all" bike build this spring. :mrgreen:

Now, if only I knew a way how to tell at home that I'll be spending 80% of it on a bike. :|

Will probably spend around £600 changing the frame, fork and wheels.

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  • Sweet, what are you going to be a Scholar of?
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  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    Congrats, Xtreem. :)
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    Congratumalations.
  • Congratulations. A scholar of what though?
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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    nice one kid, what you plannin on building???

  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    :lol: :oops: Sorry, but can you rephrase that, I'm not sure what you're asking.
  • Where did you get the scholarship from? Military? Medical? Engineering?
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  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    Damn, you're fast.

    Ok, I'm 2'nd year at an Information and computer technology college.
    I finished the first year this summer with an average of 9.1 and I was 85 on the list out of 105.

    So I'll be recieving arround £75 for 9 months, until june.
  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    nice one kid, what you plannin on building???

    Well I'm thinking of building a 140mm XC/ AM/ FR hardtail.

    So I'll need a strong frame, the fork will probably be a Pike, Recon 351 with Maxle,
    Revelation 2009 with Maxle (hopefully they won't be sold all until spring), or even that
    160mm U=turn Lyrik at CRC with 1.5" steerer, but only if I can find a frame with 1.5" headtube.

    Wheels will probably be some Mavic En521 or Ex721 on Hope front hub,
    rear don't know but Hope will make a big hole in the budget.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Xtreem wrote:
    nice one kid, what you plannin on building???

    Well I'm thinking of building a 140mm XC/ AM/ FR hardtail.

    So I'll need a strong frame, the fork will probably be a Pike, Recon 351 with Maxle,
    Revelation 2009 with Maxle (hopefully they won't be sold all until spring), or even that
    160mm U=turn Lyrik at CRC with 1.5" steerer, but only if I can find a frame with 1.5" headtube.

    Wheels will probably be some Mavic En521 or Ex721 on Hope front hub,
    rear don't know but Hope will make a big hole in the budget.

    a ragley mmbop has a 1.5 ht :wink: but that lyrik will heavy as fook, id stick to the ohers

  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    True lawman.

    But you know, considering my Dart 2 is 2450g another 100g won't make much difference.
    Also the MmmBop is 1.8kg and my curent frame is 2.1kg, so I'll actually lose weight.

    Ohhh, noooooo, I just saw that the Lyrik U-turn is discontinued at CRC. :(
    Well, my hopes weren't that high that the fork will remain unsold until February.
  • Xtreem wrote:
    True lawman.

    But you know, considering my Dart 2 is 2450g another 100g won't make much difference.
    Also the MmmBop is 1.8kg and my curent frame is 2.1kg, so I'll actually lose weight.

    Yes but, you'll risk making it really front heavy, which from my own experience can make drop-off and jumps a little scary!
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    Orange Alpine 160
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    yer my maxlight is just 1550 grams and my forks are nearly double that :lol: makes for interesting handling :lol: tora weigh a fookin tonne lol

  • stevet1992stevet1992 Posts: 1,502
    Xtreem wrote:
    nice one kid, what you plannin on building???

    Well I'm thinking of building a 140mm XC/ AM/ FR hardtail.

    So I'll need a strong frame, the fork will probably be a Pike, Recon 351 with Maxle,
    Revelation 2009 with Maxle (hopefully they won't be sold all until spring), or even that
    160mm U=turn Lyrik at CRC with 1.5" steerer, but only if I can find a frame with 1.5" headtube.

    Wheels will probably be some Mavic En521 or Ex721 on Hope front hub,
    rear don't know but Hope will make a big hole in the budget.

    On-One 456 + RS Revelation 2010 With 20mm maxle and 150mm travel ?
    On-One 456 Sainsburys Season

    Calling All SouthEastern Riders
  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    On-One 456 + RS Revelation 2010 With 20mm maxle and 150mm travel ?
    I've never thought on that until I saw that Revelation for £350 which I could get it for under £300 without 19% VAT.
    The only thing I really don't like is the fixed 150mm and the fact that the Revelation
    acording to supersonic has thinner crown, stanchions and lowers than the Pike.

    I want something solid so I don't worry about breaking it.

    But the On-one will save me some few pounds for some pink gear and brake cables.
    Btw, it'll probably be a white and black or pink and white build. :D

    Thank you all for the Congratulations. :D
  • stevet1992stevet1992 Posts: 1,502
    Xtreem wrote:
    On-One 456 + RS Revelation 2010 With 20mm maxle and 150mm travel ?
    I've never thought on that until I saw that Revelation for £350 which I could get it for under £300 without 19% VAT.
    The only thing I really don't like is the fixed 150mm and the fact that the Revelation
    acording to supersonic has thinner crown, stanchions and lowers than the Pike.

    I want something solid so I don't worry about breaking it.

    But the On-one will save me some few pounds for some pink gear and brake cables.
    Btw, it'll probably be a white and black or pink and white build. :D

    Thank you all for the Congratulations. :D

    The new revs are meant to be THE trail fork though ... no ?

    I know of someone who rides drops jumps etc at surrey hills, swinley etc on his 2010 Revs and loves them !

    You can obviously change the travel with the included spacers !
    On-One 456 Sainsburys Season

    Calling All SouthEastern Riders
  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    Yeah, but I have plenty of time to do some thinking.
    Cheers.
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    well done by the way even if i am a bit late :oops: good luck with the build 8)
  • missmarplemissmarple Posts: 1,980
    Congratulations on whatever you have achieved.
  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    Nice one dude!
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