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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:59 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Righto, it's my birthday and i'm hungover. I just bought this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0119969608

Any details on what i've got will help greatly :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:08 pm 
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f8




see here
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7293

for the catalogue spec


Last edited by Radar on Sun May 13, 2007 7:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:10 pm 
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Yeah, assumed an F8 from the description in the listing.

Is there an article in the Gallery detailing specs on the F8? I had a look in the Pace section but nothing; maybe something in one of the magazine scans?


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:11 pm 
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just editing my last comment answering the the question you were simultaneously typing


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:21 pm 
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Big, ain't she?

Hmmmmmm, oh well. That's the beauty of impulse buying i guess :)

Shall see just how big when it arrives.

I'm 6'4" with 35" legs and long arms, i hope i'm tall enough!


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:23 pm 
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Big red Bertha!


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:10 am 
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I'm dead envious!! Also being of the lanky persuasion! I would have thought it'd be just right. My Dave Yates is 21.5" with a 24" top tube and is the best fitting bike I've got.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:44 pm 
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Nice!

Loking forward to seeing the full build there mate!

Rich


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:32 pm 
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Rich wrote:
Nice!

Loking forward to seeing the full build there mate!

Rich


It'll be 8sp XT with Hope Hubs/Mono Mini's and RC36 Forks as that's what i already have.

I'll try and keep the other bits UK too if poss, but i need to get them so it may be a case of what i can find.

Not sure whether to keep the Middleburn Duo's, really would prefer a triple and i have an XT to go on. Selling the middleburn would fund the bars/stem/saddle.


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What fork travel is the F8 optimised for?

I assume it's 80 - 100mm??


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