Project Shakira

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rgliniany
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby rgliniany » Tue Sep 04, 2012 02:29 am

how has your red clarks chain held up to riding?

ive read good and bad reviews on the longevity of the colour....

want to get a red one if they are any good
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Sep 04, 2012 07:15 am

Well not as strong as I would like but the red stays pretty well. And obviously I'm 10% faster now FACT!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby rgliniany » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:17 am

well if it adds a cool 10% i reckon i'll get one.....

cheap at half the price!
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat Sep 15, 2012 18:01 pm

So been a tad busy of late to update, but todays little fettle session was to make the Avids work!
Strip and clean caliper, larger 180mm disc and new pads. It now stops when asked rather than coast to a stop
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Fit more comftable bars and stem
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and a general check over for tomorrows race!
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat Sep 15, 2012 18:01 pm

So been a tad busy of late to update, but todays little fettle session was to make the Avids work!
Strip and clean caliper, larger 180mm disc and new pads. It now stops when asked rather than coast to a stop
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Fit more comftable bars and stem
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and a general check over for tomorrows race!
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby chez_m356 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 07:08 am

VWsurfbum wrote:Image

is this a subtle way of letting us know what happens when someone insults your bike ? :lol:
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Sun Sep 16, 2012 07:18 am

Yeah so dont try it lol

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby chez_m356 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 01:00 am

VWsurfbum wrote:Yeah so dont try it lol

i forgot to mention how nice your bike is looking now :lol: :wink:
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Sep 17, 2012 07:01 am

:lol:

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Scion1 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 08:31 am

Not sure about the red chain but overall the bike looks great. The fork has transformed the way the bike looks. What's you bike weighing in at?

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 08:45 am

Scion1 wrote:Not sure about the red chain but overall the bike looks great. The fork has transformed the way the bike looks. What's you bike weighing in at?
Yeah its completely changed the bike, i still have the rigid fork which i'll use through the winter when it gets gloopy.
She was weighing 9kg with the rigid, i think the lefty is about 1.1kg but my lefty wheel set is heavier, so i recon shes creeping up to around 11kg. so lighter wheelset needed.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Scion1 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 13:50 pm

That's nice and light. I've never had any experience with the lefty forks, how do they perform and feel. Also is your crank carbon?. I use a raceface next lp crank, the one that's carbon with an aluminium outer. It's only about 500grams and looks superb in black.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 16:34 pm

The fork (if you can call it that) works really well and is incredibly smooth? you just have to remember not to look at it whilst riding!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Levi_501 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 15:29 pm

Project Shakira??? Should this now have a child seat :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Richie63 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 22:56 pm

Haven't you just broken this bike?
I'm going to blow the bank on a new build ( within reason ) NOW DONE!!
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 26, 2012 07:08 am

Yes richie, but I haven't got round to updating this yet

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby sanchez89 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:14 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:Yes richie, but I haven't got round to updating this yet


bad times matey. will look forward to all the gorey details in the update.
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 26, 2012 15:35 pm

~Right,
So i was just starting our little sunday ride out, we had done all the climbing to start the fun bit of the day (the only reason for using this bike was someone wanted to see the lefty)
We started on the twisty singletrack and at the bottom was the only bit of mud we came across.
i lifted the front wheel up to manual over but the rear wheel pulled the front back down. i came to a dead stop and got thrown off the front.
A loud snap was heard.
My imediate thought was i had broken the carbon steerer tube on the forks, but then reallised i wasnt using my rigid forks.
i looked at my bike, Oh
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We had to make a few temporary repairs so i could walk it back to my car
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The frame is still under warranty so i am in contact with them about getting it replaced.

My brother pointed out to me last night that i was lucky that it did snap, as coming to such an abrupt stop as it did i could have flipped much quicker and broken a coller bone or something else.
as it is, i'm not bruised, just down a bike at the moment.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby sanchez89 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 21:58 pm

HOLY SH*TE!!!

that could have ended very badly, lucky you weren't impailed on any part of the frame.

hope you manage to sort everything else out with it.

if you do get a new frame would you rebuild it or have you lost confidence in it??
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Sep 27, 2012 06:59 am

If its replaced I'll rebuild it, if not. Not sure what ill do?


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