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    My new hardtail (silly amount of pics).

    Just put together a new steel (reynolds 853) hardtail. Lovely ride

    Frame: Cotic Soul 19" reynolds 853 steel.
    Forks: Pace RC41XCAM 130mm.
    Wheels: Mavic 717 XC disc rims, DTSwiss Competition Stainless DB spokes w/ brass Pro-Lock nipples, Hope Bulb hubs, Hope QRs, Velox rim tape, Maxxis Butyl Ultralight tubes, IRC Trailbear 2.25" tyres.
    Brakes: Hope Mono M4 180mm front/160mm rear with upgraded black levers, blue bore caps, blue floating rotors & Goodridge carbon hoses.
    Drivetrain: XT Hollowtech II cranks & BB, XT front/rear mech, XT front/rear shifter pods, XT 11-34 cassette, XT cables.
    Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium.
    Headset: Hope.
    Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite.
    Bars: Race Lite Riser Bars.
    Grips: Lizard Skin Lock-On.
    Seatpost: USE Aluminium Alien w/ Salsa QR.
    Saddle: SDG Bel Air RL Titanium.
    Weight: 25lbs.











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    Quote Originally Posted by nick25
    Just put together a new steel (reynolds 853) hardtail. Lovely ride

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    Great bike!!! ..... and looks awesome as well

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    Hi Nick

    That really does look sweet. I love the blue pot caps on the m4s. I have some red ones to go on mine, but haven't got round to it yet.

    How does she ride? I bet its nice with the 853 steel. I am thinking of going on Dave Yates frame building course next year and building an 853 frame.

    Thinking white paint with a george cross on the head tube....and not just cuz its world cup time hehehe.

    Enjoy your new baby...the weather is awesome at the moment.

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    Thanks for the comments guys. I'm so happy with it atm (and the weather we're having helps!). Stuart that sounds nice - I'm a big fan of white frames especially with black components.

    One thing I have to mention - the Pace forks are fabulous. I never thought I'd say this but they appear plusher than my Marzocchi Z1 freeride coil forks and much nicer than a pair of vanillas I once had, keeping in mind they haven't been bedded in yet and they're air AND only 3.5lbs! They don't feel like air forks at all, the travel almost feels bottomless and so linear. Very happy
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    Good job!

    there's no such thing as too much pics for bike porn. love the color combi especially the blue bits. it'll be perfect if u slap on a blue next lp or black color cranks, with blue candy eggbeaters

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick25
    Thanks for the comments guys. I'm so happy with it atm (and the weather we're having helps!). Stuart that sounds nice - I'm a big fan of white frames especially with black components.

    One thing I have to mention - the Pace forks are fabulous. I never thought I'd say this but they appear plusher than my Marzocchi Z1 freeride coil forks and much nicer than a pair of vanillas I once had, keeping in mind they haven't been bedded in yet and they're air AND only 3.5lbs! They don't feel like air forks at all, the travel almost feels bottomless and so linear. Very happy
    Glad you like yor forks. I love mine to bits. Its doesn't take long for them to bed in, not like older pace forks. I just got mine back from having a service. I agree on the bottomless feeling, and that you wouln't know they were air by how linear they are.

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    Thanks Sparst

    Stuart - do you have zip ties on your pace forks for the brake hose? I need to get some for mine. I've seen some where its like a normal zip tie but then with a clamp bit on for the hose to go through but don't know where you get them from. I'm just a bit worried about paint rubbing off from where the zip tie goes around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick25
    Thanks Sparst

    Stuart - do you have zip ties on your pace forks for the brake hose? I need to get some for mine. I've seen some where its like a normal zip tie but then with a clamp bit on for the hose to go through but don't know where you get them from. I'm just a bit worried about paint rubbing off from where the zip tie goes around.
    Yeah I just zip tie the hose to the arch. try to use the fatter bit lower down and pull it snug, it might pop up higher sometimes, just push it down. I found when it was higher it would come loose for the same reason, but the hose would be nearer the tyre and touch (not good a knob gets hold of it and yanks it hehe)

    No marking from rubbing from doing that for the last year.

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    Nice one, cheers Stu.

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    where did you get the blue caps for the calipers? i'll be doing a very similar thing with my new bike. blues hubs, headset, seat collar, skewers, pedals and floating rotors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart B

    That really does look sweet. I love the blue pot caps on the m4s. I have some red ones to go on mine, but haven't got round to it yet.
    where do you get these? I'd love some for my minis.

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    sweet ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanceh
    where did you get the blue caps for the calipers? i'll be doing a very similar thing with my new bike. blues hubs, headset, seat collar, skewers, pedals and floating rotors
    Quote Originally Posted by ryan.cycle
    where do you get these? I'd love some for my minis.
    I got mine from chainreaction cycles. They are a hope part, so you should be able to get them from any hop dealer. If you are doing it your self you'll need the insert tools (1 for a mini 2 for a m4s), and you'll need to bleed em.

    scroll down to the bore caps http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/B...px?BrandID=184

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    thanks for the info. think i'll be ordering myself a set of blue bore caps

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick25
    Just put together a new steel (reynolds 853) hardtail. Lovely ride
    I have to say Nick that's possibly the most beautiful set of pics I've ever seen on a bike forum. I want one too, to go with my ss inbred.

    A question for you - what's your inside leg measurement?

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    Thanks for all the nice comments. Banana, my inside leg is 34"

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    Nice bike,i was very tempted by the soul myself but its a shame cotic don't beef it up a little.I know it is a cross country frame but a more freeride build would of sold it to me

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