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My (Aged) Custom Build

NorthernBobNorthernBob Posts: 10
edited August 2018 in Your mountain bikes
Not recent, I might add - built in 2011 when most of the parts were vaguely current. Shows its age by modern standards, but I've no inclination to change it as I still love riding it. :D

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Bits and bobs:
Frame: Sanderson Breath, 18"
Brakes: Hayes Stoker Gram
Forks: Manitou R7 PRO (100 mm)
Crankset: Middleburn (22/32/44)
BB: Shimano UN54 (square taper)
Front Derailleur: XTR M971
Rear Derailleur: XTR M970 (SGS 9sp, Long Cage)
Cassette: SRAM PG970
Shifters: XT SL-M770
Headset: Cane Creek S8
Stem: RaceFace Diabolus Stem (30 mm, 10° rise)
Seatpost: USE Sumo Aluminum
Wheels: Shimano XT Hubs / Mavic XM719 Rims
Saddle: Brooks B17
Pedals: Wellgo CNC Platform B38
Bars: On-One Mary
Grips: ODI Ruffian

Total: £1225 (in 2011)
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“If you do something right the first time, then it’s not hard enough” (Danny MacAskill)

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  • velogeevelogee Posts: 133
    I like it, reminds me of my old 100mm HT.
    Madone 4.9 2014
    Jeffsy 27.5 2018
  • Thanks :-)
    “If you do something right the first time, then it’s not hard enough” (Danny MacAskill)
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,977 Lives Here
    but I've no inclination to change it as I still love riding it. :D
    That's the most important thing, I quite like it too.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Classically elegant, and if you enjoy riding it who gives a stuff about ANYTHING else!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Thanks - agreed :-) Rode around the blue route at Kirroughtree last weekend with my 6 yo and some of the red route when I had some time to myself - marvellous fun. It's quite a long frame so a joy to handle. Also got in a quick ride around The Rhins during the week before including a section of the southern upland way - equally great. I'm considering trying out some Stooge Moto bars for a bit of fun, but it's so well set up for me at the mo I'm wary of changing too much.
    “If you do something right the first time, then it’s not hard enough” (Danny MacAskill)
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Love the whole bike, but that Middleburn crankset really is a thing of beauty!
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • Yes, very easy on the eye! I have a new blue outer chainring too as a spare... one day!
    “If you do something right the first time, then it’s not hard enough” (Danny MacAskill)
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