Not finished but hey! Hopefully it's not a massive let down. 
Things left to do- Reverb, rear Rotor, Hope cranks and seat clamp.
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Not finished but hey! Hopefully it's not a massive let down. Things left to do- Reverb, rear Rotor, Hope cranks and seat clamp.

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 that is sweeeeeet looking man! i wouldn't have guessed a brown bike was your thang... lol
im not too sure on the white, it doesn't really go with the brown chain cover etc, is it 3 speed? internal gears are very good!
nice one. by the way, who's is the black tarty bike in the fore?
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 I like to think of it as metallic bronze Wink
Yup, think it's 3sp, total beaut!
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 ah metallic bronze, just how we like our ladies... Smile
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 I like mine more made of flesh, not metal Wink
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 what bikes or ladies? lol
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 Both?! Razz
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 Is it a real? Or pendleton??
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 No idea what it is, never paid any attention to it apart from its in the bloody way every time I wanna go in the workshop!
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 +1 lol
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 Its certainly very nice Smile and I wasn't expecting it to be that frame for one minute but to be honest didn't have a clue what it would be. Will have a check up about it.

Whats up with the Hope cranks?...thought you had them, are you waiting for the bb or something?
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 Thanks bud Smile
Yup they're in the shed ready to fit, along with a Reverb. Just gotta find time to fit them. Gotta find my crank puller to get the RF cranks off.
New rotor and clamp are coming tomorrow.
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 Ok sound. Just been having a read up about it, sounds alright, nice bike for every type of riding, price isn't too bad for the frame, although still out of my budget unfortunately.

This is medium or large?
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 It's a large.

Yet to try riding it around yet.
I got it as a complete. Was gonna get marzocchi 350CR fork for it anyway, plus needed a shock. The price of frame only, fork and shock came to roughly £100 less than the complete, so I went complete, then have got some parts to sell off. Smile
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 Oh I get you now, ha. Couldn't understand why you had the RF cranks on, that explains it. Thats interesting to know about the prices, hadn't thought of that.
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 Woo! Absolute winner- I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like riding a bike from this century (looks at Big Hit..) lol looks f*cking awesome man- those forks look amazing with the neon decals. 10/10
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 Cheers dude, so pleased with it. Can't wait to get it finished off and ridden. Haha big hits are awesome though. I can remember pinning my mates old one around years ago. He had one of the first generation on.
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 Now that was completely unexpected Eek

It looks amazing with the purple parts Drool
What were the hope cranks like to fit?
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 They aren't on there yet, stock raceface at the moment.
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 Argh ok, thought you bought it stock Smile let me know what they are like to install when you get round to it Salute

Oh and do you have a current weight?
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 No idea on the weight. Hoping to get the rest of parts on later on this evening.
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 oh ok cool look forward to seeing it complete Salute
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 Hope cranks aren't that easy to fit! Haha. Isn't so bad if the instructions are followed.
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 Fair enough but worth it in the end right Big Grin
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 I'm speechless...
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 In a good way?
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 You know it, Mate!
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 Big Grin can't wait to finish the build and get out and shred Big Grin
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 Ok you have my attention Salute
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 My new toy Big Grin
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 you'll like playing with it im sure. Looks great!
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 Cheers dude. Isn't an Orange though. Workmanship isn't the same.
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 Looks nice mate, commencal?
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 Yeah it is. 2015 Meta AM Smile
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 Yussss! I was right! Had a weird hunch haha Looks so badass mate
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 Cheers dude. You been ready my mind? Or hacking my email? Haha Big Grin
  • 1 0
 good choice, name change imminent?
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 Still got my Five Smile
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 No u have no fivers left after that build, did consider this but got newmad from states for too much of a steal to turn down.
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 Nomads are well nice as well. Around here there are loads, up the Surrey Hills. Hopefully won't see many of these around, although I've got a feeling there will be with the great pricing of them.
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 Haha, just a weird hunch, came so close to building an almost identical bike right down to the purple hope brakes! Haha
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 Well, you must have good taste then my good man!
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 There needs to be a :jizzeverywhere: emoji
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 Haha...ummm....
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 Honestly dude, sooo sick! Beat my expectations somehow!
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 Ahhh dude Big Grin it's gonna be even better than it is now Big Grin
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 No! Not allowed to get any better
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 Well its got Hope cranks on it now... Rear rotor and seat clamp coming tomorrow. And then reverb on. Think that'll be it for now then. Then hopefully a matching rear shock next month...
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 Oh god Drool nicest build I may have ever seen of a mid travel bike anyway!
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 Seriously?! Cheers Big Grin
Maybe get an X0 mech when I'm feeling like blowing pointless monies as well haha
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 For sure dude! That would top it off! I didn't even know they sold these as frame only
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 Yeah you can get frame only direct from Commencal. I got a complete and stripped some bits (lots of bits)
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 So you're gonna have them all for sale? Or excuse to build another bike? Wink
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 Gonna have stuff for sale. can't build another bike!
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 I may need some stuff for my new build, so I look forward to seeing what you have Smile
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 Raceface cranks, Alpha bar and stem, Avid brakes, possibly Alpha wheelset, Might keep them as spares (rebranded novatech)
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 Sick, what cranks?
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 Umm, not sure. I'll get photos later
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 Yeaaaa boyyyy enjoy it man!!!!
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 Cheers dude Big Grin can't wait!
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 Does anyone have a tissue?
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 Ask Sam, he probably does Razz @its-sam
His hobby apparently Razz
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 All used up, sorry Frown Gary, you owe me new ones
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 Buy your own you little tugger Wink
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 Looks like I'm busting out the socks then!
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 Haha, stay classy Wink
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 Oh you RASCAL! That's awesome! !! !! ! !! !!
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 Cheers dude. Will get a better photo once it's finished.
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 Let me know how the stock suss feels. I decided to ride my SX for another year and swoop something either at the end of the season closeout style or next year and you really peeked my interest the other day when you had mentioned these,,,,, for the money it look really solid even stock.
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 I'll upload how it arrived, a great build for the money. I won't be taking it out for a couple of weeks as I'm off snowboarding Saturday. Plus I've gotta wait for a new rear rotor to arrive.
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 nooooooooo what a awesome and sweet looking bike
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 Thanks man Smile
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 Lovely, beat me to it Big Grin
But oh well, I'm gonna go with V3 in the end. Big Grin
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 Thanks dude, yeah its finally here! Got quite a few bits to do to it still. So happy with how it looks so far. I nearly went V3 as they're so damn hot, but this just won it.
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 Yeah, I went with them basically since they are more "downhill oriented" The the V4 is sick. To bad they look a bit awkward in L size (the shock, seatstay and the toptube are not aligned).
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 Yeah, the problems of being tall haha. I'm still loving it Big Grin

I've got my DH bike if I wanna be full on DH, not that I need it around here really
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 Well that's a problem Smile The V3 looks much better than V4 in size L. I'm still confined to a single bike, and the downs a bit funner Big Grin Also 300eur cheaper Big Grin
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 Doesn't it come with 350R, not CR?
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 Yeah. I'll probably change it to a mattoc or a sweep roughcut.
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 At least it's not flashy, hahaa. I love it man!!
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 I don't do not flashy hahah cheers man Smile
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 Nice mate Smile not as nice as the one behind it tho Wink
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 That ones a total ripper Razz
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 Lol! I would away from that wall lol
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 Thats going to be my next bike for sure
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 Hopefully not this very one, it's mine Razz
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 Looks really good mate not what I was expecting though!
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 Thanks mate Smile
What were you expecting?
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 I dunno haha was actually thinking something with a Santa Cruz badge!
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 They are nice, but loads of people around here have them.
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 that didn't take long
it looks sick Drool
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 Haha, thanks fella Smile
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 Nice , love the colour
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 Cheers dude. You can have a shred on it next time we head out.
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 I dig it.
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 From the moment I saw it, I knew it needed purple Hope kit on it Big Grin
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 I was considering pretty much the same thing with one of these, except the yellow frame. But same brakes/wheels. Even down to black rotors. Get yourself a matching 'zocci shock and we are on to a winner here.
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 Yup gonna get me a 053 shock when they're available. There are problems with the rear brake due to the width of the E4 caliper and it fouling the frame. I've ordered a 160mm rotor to see if it works out, fingers crossed!!
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 V4?

Nice mucker :-)
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 Cheers buddy. Pleased with it so far Smile
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 Sexy
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 Cheers fella Smile
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 Mind blown.
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 Like a Zee mech?
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 Hopefully this will last a bit longer Big Grin
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 Of course it will, it's not shimano.
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 Beautiful well done tup
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 Thanks buddy Smile
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 yumi sooooo sexy!!
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 Cheers bro! Smile

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