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I have just finished updating this bike with:
Rival Shifters
Rival Brakes
Rival Rear derailleur
Apex front derailleur
Apex Compact crank and bb
Axis carbon fork
Easton double grooved handlebars
Carbon seat post
SRAM 1050 chain
SRAM pg1070 11/26 cassette
FSA headset
Forte road pro stem









The only thing left to do is get some nice wheels for this monster!
 

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I had that frame and loved it.
 

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Sounds like you've upgraded smartly without spending a lot. Great job! I would lengthen that RD cable housing just a little for smoother shifting.
 

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Sharp looking bike.
 

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Looks like a smart build, I like the seat stay going to the top tube detail.

It is hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the cable housing going to your rear brake is a little short.

Does the cable pass through the opening between the seat stay and seat tube? Does that effect the angle of the cable into the brake?
 

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QuattroCreep said:
Looks like a smart build, I like the seat stay going to the top tube detail.

It is hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the cable housing going to your rear brake is a little short.

Does the cable pass through the opening between the seat stay and seat tube? Does that effect the angle of the cable into the brake?
The cable housing on the rear brake is just long enough, if it were any longer the cable might bind. It is a straight shot from the cable housing to the rear brake.
The cable passes through the triangle and this does not effect the angle of the cable, it actually helps route the cable to the brake.
 

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Nice build. I still ride an old GT Strike frame from 95' on occasion. The rear derailleur housing looks fine but the rear brake cable should be a little longer and have a slight arch to it. Otherwise, sweet looking ride.
 
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