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Old 04-14-11, 11:25 AM
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It's a 2010 Dawes Dead Eye I bought in Jan. '10. I never ran it with the stock flat bars. I had the intention of converting it when I ordered it. The stock chain tug doubles as a derailleur hanger.

Build List:
cro-moly frame/fork w/ disc tabs f/r
Sette stem/seat post
FSA Omega Compact bars
Cane Creek Drop V levers
Jagwire cables/housing (not stock)
Tektro v brakes (stock)
WTB saddle (not mine)
32x18 w/ KMC chain (stock)
Gravity Maximus cranks (free ride/dh durability) (stock)
Demolition (plastic) pedals (cheaper/lighter than alloy)
Alex Rims/Deore hubs/DT Swiss spokes (handbuilt from BWW)
WTB Nano (wire bead) tires and tubes (stock)

So all that equals to 29.6 lbs. I'm only 150 lbs., so I can run low pressure. It may be heavy, but it's a smooth ride on/off road. I had just removed a Sette suspension seat post too. By no means was it cheap. You can adjust the rebound and lock it out.

It's a big, heavy one-geared bike. But I love the challenge and discipline. Someday I plan on racing it as a mtb/cyclocross bike. With some changes of course.
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