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Echo Pure '04

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Hello all! It's being a while since I posted on here, despite being a member for some time...

I actually owned a Saracan Mad 6 many many years ago, before the frame decided to "give way" ... I purchased this Echo frame and the wheels of two guys on here (I believe they are still around haha) but unfortunately due to work movements at the time I never carried through with my build.

Dug the frame out probably this time last year and decided it was about time I did something with it.... Some of the parts I feel could do with "upgrading", some are just spur of the moment purchases, but she rides beautifully and will do for now :)

Enjoy,

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What do you need to upgrade? Looks pretty good as it is to me.

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Looking good mate, If you ever decide to get rid of that rear rim, or wheel I will deco have it :)

Harry

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To be honest, I'm not 100% sure on the fixed tensioner... I did some reading into fixed and sprung tensioners, ... but as mentioned it rides great so no current intentions of upgrading :)

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lovely looking bike, only thing I would change is the pedals

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I did look at new pedals when building up, but I had these "lying" around... Kinda made sense haha...

Thanks for the comments though guys :)

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To be honest, I'm not 100% sure on the fixed tensioner... I did some reading into fixed and sprung tensioners, ... but as mentioned it rides great so no current intentions of upgrading :)

I'm assuming you're using 18-15 as your gear ratio?

You may want to get a sprung tensioner with two jockey wheels. It provides more chain wrap on the sprocket which reduces the chance of skipping.

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Hi there, yeah it is 18-15 and thank you for the advice :)

I have noticed some skipping from the chain, so may well look into the sprung tensioners :cheers:

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I forgot to add.. Looks incredible fella (Y)

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I forgot to add.. Looks incredible fella (Y)

Haha thank you (Y)

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Who did you buy this from chap? My old pure went to brum/Solihull way.

Liking it, I need to post mine up sometime..

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Who did you buy this from chap? My old pure went to brum/Solihull way.

Liking it, I need to post mine up sometime..

I bought the frame of AL_FEL of here according to my message history back in 2008 (that's scary!)

Thank you, would love to see some other '04 shape Echo Pure's :)

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Drat, still wanna find out what became of my bike. I'll get some pictures up soon :)

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Drat, still wanna find out what became of my bike. I'll get some pictures up soon :)

Worth a blast.. Haha :)

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I'd swap out the tensioner for a spurng one, change the padals, change the saddle and on a bike like that i'd be rolling with a front disc brake too.

Does look nice though, I love these old Pures

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Thank you for all the comments and advice :)

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