I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:20 am

Ok so it's finally done. Had a few teething problems along the way but nothing major. Thanks to Alex, Richard, James and Stuart at Roy Pinks Cycles of Newport Pagnell for all their help - great as always. There is/will be a full build thread linked in the 456 owners thread if you're interested.
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PS - This is quite close to my budget but went over by paying for the unexpected (bearings in 4month old hubs etc). I could have done this frame swop for under £500 all in but wanted the little extras. If it was for a winter hack/2nd bike, I would have scrimped. Either way, I love it.

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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby The Rookie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:27 am

Looks good, the Panaracer red stripe sets the rest off well!



P.S. It's no Carrera competitor though....LOL

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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:53 am

Thanks Beginner - I am well chuffed. It turned out pretty close to how I'd planned in terms of scheme etc. there's a few bits to do (Always is) but this can wait till the spring (birthday time) bar any little trick matte black/gold bits I pick up cheap. At some point the chainset will need replacing, want some superstar or carbon cycles pedals (in gold) to replace the old V8's, but that's about it.

I love my Carrera Kraken, I owe it a lot, would not have rediscovered my love for the sport without it, and won't hear a bad word about them. If I had the space (and I promised the missus I would sell it and the parts I don't need, to get some money back), I'd keep it and build it back up gradually with 2nd hand parts. The forks aren't great but a bit of tlc and they'd be fine for most stuff.

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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby The Rookie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:03 pm

Can't you use the excuse you're building it for the Missus to put it back together for minimal outley?

Plan sounds good, I'm liking the Gold on Matt Black theme, another option would have been a Raptor-esque matt black stealth look all over!

If it's not rude, how much did you get the frame for in the end?

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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:52 pm

Yeah the stealth look was considered but i love the black n gold a-la, Lotus F1 livery.

Building it back up so she can ride it? She wouldn't fall for that one I'm afraid. Especially with our 11month old starting Nursery this week and the fee's being eye watering!
Though I'm working on getting her out for a little pootle along our local bridleway on an old full rigid Raleigh she has in her mums garage. Pub stop on the way, ease her in to the sport etc. I envisage summer evenings with the 3 of us all riding some nice Woburn singletrack via the pub :D
My frame would be a stretch for her anyway.

Because On One informed me that they wouldn't be doing a run of matte black ones (I wanted that over the other colour options), I started looking at used just in case. Bit of a minefield but managed to source one which was a year old, from a guy who had built it as his HT option but had just purchased a new 29er carbon frame from Canada (brand escapes me). It was/is mint, not a scratch or scuff, heli taped, protected in all the right places, gave me some tips and some parts, which was nice. He had a garage which looked like the workshop of my LBS and his spare parts were awesome. Price? Not rude to ask, but lets just say that if On One kicked a decalled frame out in the sale for £299 I would be quids in ;) more than £200 but not much more.

Forks were a similar find. Was looking to buy the Revs new but a good set became available on here so I got in touch fast. Turns out this guy was equally awesome and I'd just got him upgrading to a new Cotic and was going with 15mm drop outs. These RLT's look brand new and I thought they were when I saw the Merlin delivery receipt in the box - but it was the receipt from the new ones. Again the price was awesome, sub £200. My LBS though they were new and jaw dropped when I told them the price (not dodgy - the guy has a very responsible job and we used his work email - it ends .gov.uk). So I was happy they weren't separated from the back of a lorry ;)

Just need to ride the thing now!!
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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby The Rookie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 13:00 pm

paulneenan76 wrote:Yeah the stealth look was considered but i love the black n gold a-la, Lotus F1 livery.

Gies your age away, I had the JPS Lotus Scalextrix car when I was 8!

Sounds like you got some good bargains! although those cost more than my whole bike!

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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 13:05 pm

How? Have you seen F1 recently?
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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby cooldad » Wed Jan 09, 2013 13:22 pm

Giving age away? I had a Lotus 25 and Ferrari 158 as GP cars, and a Ferrari 250GT SWB and Aston Martin DB5 as road cars. My dad must have found them cheap - the Ferrari was British racing green, and the AM was Ferrari red.
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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 14:01 pm

The Beginner wrote:
paulneenan76 wrote:Yeah the stealth look was considered but i love the black n gold a-la, Lotus F1 livery.

Gies your age away, I had the JPS Lotus Scalextrix car when I was 8!

Sounds like you got some good bargains! although those cost more than my whole bike!


Yeah I'm no spring chicken. My first GP was at Silverstone and lets just say that no one had heard of Schumacher yet!

Very good bargains in my opinion - anything new was discounted, anything used was in mint condition. Just the way I like it.
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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 14:07 pm

cooldad wrote:Giving age away? I had a Lotus 25 and Ferrari 158 as GP cars, and a Ferrari 250GT SWB and Aston Martin DB5 as road cars. My dad must have found them cheap - the Ferrari was British racing green, and the AM was Ferrari red.
Still my all time favourite and dream car.
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That Ferrari comes close to top in my all time iconic cars list! Best car for my scalextric after the JPS Lotus is the Benetton in Camel livery.
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Re: I would love a new frame but it'll be a work in progress

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 14:10 pm

The Beginner wrote:My first set had a vanwall and a shark nose.....


No I'm definitely not that old! ;D
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