Postby sweet_P on Sun 14/Sep/08 1:26pm

What's in your hipflask??? (Mine's still empty... Can't decide what to put in!)
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Postby Datsane on Sun 14/Sep/08 1:53pm

Ginger Wine.
Tell Geoff :thumbsup:
I was wondering why I was getting funny looks from roadies and a few walkers :lol:
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Postby Mel on Sun 14/Sep/08 2:34pm

Datsane wrote: Took the rat for its first road ride this morning :thumbsup: its been a long time since my last roadie ride and I must say I'm very very happy with changing to my Rat :)

I bumped the ratio up a touch to 32:13 which is much better. I can still climb the hills on my loop just :paranoid:

Build: Salsa delgrado cross rims laced with DB spokes to a DMR front and Shimano rear hub.
On one Midge bars, SS levers, Quad (cable) callipers.
WTB Rocket seat and Easton post.
Shimano XT square cranks 175mm
Simple build. The wheels were the only thing I spent money on really.

Things to do are fit rear brake, tap bars, New SS chain and disc mount fixie cog.
Things on the wish list are Salsa Q/R skewers, carbon seat post, hydro brakes for the flat bars and better stem/s.

Nice. Good to see it rolling... finally. :D

Mmm... hip flask. Mine is still empty too.
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Postby thorg on Sun 14/Sep/08 4:52pm

Nice looking rat :D shame about the under seat bag though - but guess it serves a purpose :lol: - could be why the roadies look at you funny though. . . .

GT is quite nice, hammered a few vegas tracks on it and came away grinning - and thats the only test it needs to pass ;-) Could do with matching brakes, mixing brands that give different feel at the levers is odd :huh:

Hemlock should be here in a few weeks, then the build begins :satan:
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Postby Scotty on Sun 14/Sep/08 5:41pm

Tee wrote: Trailstar

Is that my old one? :eh:
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Postby Tee on Sun 14/Sep/08 9:04pm

Scotty wrote:
Tee wrote: Trailstar

Is that my old one? :eh:


Maybe? Were you/are you a big bastard who ran the forks stiff as feck? :D

I just got it recently off Trademe.
Gave her a new (2nd hand) lighter wheelset, fork service, and shes good to go.
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Postby Datsane on Sun 14/Sep/08 9:42pm

thorg wrote: Nice looking rat :D shame about the under seat bag though - but guess it serves a purpose :lol: - could be why the roadies look at you funny though. . . .
My arse is way to big for them to see it :lol:
I should put the smaller one on there. Yes has a tube, multi tool and tyre levers :)
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Postby Jim on Sun 14/Sep/08 9:45pm

I do like the Chrome and Black simplicity of your Rat Datsane.
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Postby mamoi on Sun 14/Sep/08 10:03pm

Something new to replace my old rocky mountain, GT Zaskar re-issue, with assorted bits left over from the old bike, 33-17 without tensioner.
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Postby Datsane on Sun 14/Sep/08 10:04pm

Jim wrote: I do like the Chrome and Black simplicity of your Rat Datsane.
That was the plan :)
Wouldn't mind getting a SS bottle cage to match the Hip flask one.
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Postby Jim on Sun 14/Sep/08 10:08pm

And a chromie seat post for the finishing touches.
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Postby Datsane on Sun 14/Sep/08 10:12pm

Jim wrote: And a chromie seat post for the finishing touches.
I could just polish the one thats there :paranoid:
That would make a carbon post rather hard.
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Postby rory161192 on Sun 14/Sep/08 10:38pm

sweet_P wrote: What's in your hipflask??? (Mine's still empty... Can't decide what to put in!)


concentrated monster!
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Postby Datsane on Sun 14/Sep/08 10:47pm

NRG drinks are for sad people :thumbsup:
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Postby snr_merv on Sun 14/Sep/08 10:48pm

mamoi wrote: Something new to replace my old rocky mountain, GT Zaskar re-issue, with assorted bits left over from the old bike, 33-17 without tensioner.

Sick, I so want one of those frames!
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