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    Beauty is in the eye …

    Actually it’s in the hub… can’t wait to build a new wheel around this..



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    if only Shimano offered more choice of colours

    Once the hub is stripped down and degreased, it cleans up and paints up very well. I had my doubts with my black one but had a spare sliver one, which is this one and it looks like how Shimano should have offered it in the first place - with a choice of colours beyond balck and silver.


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    Nice job!
    Please post photos when you complete the build.

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    Just a quickie now it's finished..


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    VERY nice!

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    Niiiiccceee.
    What frame / specs ?
    Cheers

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    Beautiful looking setup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeSPOOK View Post
    Niiiiccceee.
    What frame / specs ?
    Cheers
    Here you go: -


    FRAME:
    VIPER RC1.0 VPP (repainted in metallic black with a hint of ruby red
    STEM: Easton 105mm with 6* rise
    BAR: Oval 25.4mm
    FORKS: Manituo Elite Minute 140mm
    F/RIM: Brave Wheels Rims MTB 26" DLux Rim 32h Metallic Red
    F/HUB: Hope 20mm Tru axle on a custom Hex 7 Bolt system
    R/RIM: Brave Wheels Rims MTB 26" DLux Rim 32h Metallic Red
    R/HUB: Shimano Alfine Speed HUB 8
    F/TYRES: Maxxis Tyres - Advantage FR Tyre 26 x 2.40 - 60a - Folding
    R/TYRE: Maxxis Tyres - Advantage FR Tyre 26 x 2.25 - 60a - Folding
    TUBES: Maxxis Tubes Freeride Tube 26 x 2.5 Schrader
    BRAKES: Hope Brakes Disc Moto M6 & M4
    ROTORS: F/R Hope floating - 203mm
    B/PADS: Brake Authority Pads - Disc Hope M6 & M4 Ceramic Pads
    F/LIGHT: Troutie 3x XML (2900 Lumens) – on the bar as a main beam
    F/LIGHT:Troutie 7UP (1850 Lumens) – on the bar as a driving beam
    F/LIGHT: Troutie Mini (1200 Lumens) – on the helmet
    BATTERY: 3x (4hr burn time) Home made Li-ion sets
    R/LIGHTS: Custom 12v – 4x LED
    SHOCK: Rock Shox H/V Monarch 4.2
    SEATPOST: Easton E50
    CLAMP: Hope Q/R
    SEAT: Selle Italia SLK Gel Flow Saddle Black
    CRANKS: Shimano SLX
    B/BRACKET: Hope Ceramic X Type
    PEDALS: Crank Brothers Acid 3
    GEARS: Shimano Alfine (8 speed) repainted in metallic red
    F/MECH: Shimano XTR M970 34.9 Dual Pull
    R/MECH: Shimano Alfine (Token Ceramic Jockey Wheels)
    R/SHIFTERS: Shimano Alfine (8 speed)
    F/SHIFTERS: Shimano Deore (ratio - 42/32/22)
    GPS: Garmin Edge 605
    This project has given me a lot of downhill and night riding pleasure.. especially at night with my lights..


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    Very cool!

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