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Focus Black Forest WIP - Done!

TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
edited July 2010 in Your mountain bikes
Still have the frame and a few other bits lying around after transfering most of the parts on to my singlespeed, so i thought i'd give the old girl a second lease of life.
Had the frame for over 2 years now, and it's brilliant to ride, the geometry's spot on for me, and the frame itself isn't too heavy.

She does have a few battle scars, but is still in very good nick:

The plan is to rebuild her with the bits i have lying around and try and get everything else as cheap as i can; hopefuly she'll end up as a nice all day xc bike.

Pics of more shiney things to come once they've been cleaned :D
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  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    Pace RC36 Stealth

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  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    which are a perfect visual match for the frame. nice lookin' start.
  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    Cheers guys, they're nice and light too, the weight weenie in me's had the scales out; despite being coil theyre a good 50g lighter than my recon solo airs :D

    More parts from today:
    Jagwire inner and outercable (red of course 8) )

    Front wheel: Mavic 117 black DT spokes, unbranded hub and shod with a shwalbe nobby nic


    Rear wheel looks like this at the moment:


    Mavic 117, shimano M475 hub (Cheap and reliable), black DT spokes and a racing ralph :D
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  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    Rear wheel now looks like this:
    Just finished it.

    Postie also turned up today with these :twisted:
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  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    And she's done:

    Rolling Chassis: Focus Black Forest Frame, Pace RC 36 Stealth Forks, Shimano m475 and unbranded hubs on mavic xm117's shod with a Nic and a Ralph.

    Go Bits: Deore Cassette and chain, XT crankset, Deore Shifters, LX front mech, XT rear mech.

    Brakes: XT levers and callipers with hayes V6 rotors

    Finishing Kit: Exotic Bars, Concept Seatpost/Saddle, Raceface Deus XC stem, Gusset Slim Jims.

    Red Bling: Jagwire Cables, Hope Brake Boss Blanks, Token Grips, Skewers.

    Very happy with it considering it only cost £200 to put together. :D
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