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Hi from England

Postby Kinetic-UK » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:51 am

Hi all, saw this site whilst searching for info on Günter Mai's Spin and think this site looks awesome :)

I currently retired from 5 years of XC riding and am building myself my first roadie which is nearly finished!

Any how glad to be part of this site, and look forward to meeting people :D
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Re: Hi from England

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:03 am

Sup. Any pics of your first roadie??
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Re: Hi from England

Postby Kinetic-UK » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:38 am

Hi Prichet unfortunately I don't have the frame yet as I have to pay off the instalments to my local shop before I get it.

Here are pics of the parts I have so far....


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Easton Flat Bars,Wellgo 964 Pedals,SRAM Singlespeed Chain

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DMR Simple Tension Seeker.

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Tektro Brake Levers and Cove Seat Clamp.

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Kinesis 7075 Aluminium Trainer Fork (600'ish grams)

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Sportourer Comfort Seat.

Here is my build plan:
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Someone who owns a T2 on Roadbike review.com siad their weighs 21lbs so mine with out none of the below should weigh in at 17-19lbs (I hope!)

And at 21lb including a rack, mudguards, a triple chainset, 2 bottle cages and heavy Michelin Axial Carbon tyres, it's light enough for most users.



I should have the bike built in 10-12 weeks though so I'll keep you updated if you want to subscribe to my Project Thread :D


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Re: Hi from England

Postby Boonen » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:08 pm

Welcome to the forum Kinetic, looks like a nice bike you're building.
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Re: Hi from England

Postby Ypsylon » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:28 pm

Ha, my very first road bike was a Kinesis. Made out of Kinesium. :roll:

I liked it a lot and I still have it, so I'm really looking forward to this.
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Re: Hi from England

Postby dunlinii » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:12 pm

Welcombe, I noticed your from Kettering, I've done some cycling around there before, some great countryside!
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Re: Hi from England

Postby Kinetic-UK » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:14 pm

Ha, my very first road bike was a Kinesis. Made out of Kinesium.

I liked it a lot and I still have it, so I'm really looking forward to this.


Thanks! It should be 10-12 weeks until I have it built so I'll keep the thread updated with the build, what KInesis did you own?


Welcombe, I noticed your from Kettering, I've done some cycling around there before, some great countryside!



Thanks, I enjoy riding around the Kettering area! the countryside rides are peaceful, this is my usual commute....

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I used to ride XC on my old Kinesis Maxlight, but eventually never got the chance to go to trails and ended up using it as a 'hybrid' but that wasn't the best bike hence why I've bought a road bike.
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Re: Hi from England

Postby Ypsylon » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:21 pm

I've actually no idea what the frame is called exactly, this is what it looked like.

http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/download/file.php?id=2199&mode=view

It's pretty versatile, this is what it looks like now, pretty much.

http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/download/file.php?id=5277&mode=view
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Re: Hi from England

Postby j0m » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:16 pm

Welcome! Looking forward to seeing the build

dunlinii wrote:I noticed your from Kettering

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Re: Hi from England

Postby dunlinii » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:42 pm

Its my keen eye from detail that makes me good(ish) at my job...
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Re: Hi from England

Postby Kinetic-UK » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:40 am

Thanks for the welcome guys, just got a few more parts....
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