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 Post subject: It's all your fault!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:39 pm 
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What's happening to me. Desires dormant since the early nineties are returning ever stronger (and backed up by a bit more cash!) All I signed up for was to get a bit of advice on getting old Rockshox brake bosses (got 'em), and now I want to buy a Breezer!! Expert advice please, what sizes were they? (I have always ridden 19.5") Are there any specialist websites? What faults (if any) do I need to look for? What sort of price?
Cheers in advance. Any advice or comments would be welcome. It's the least you can do, it's all your fault after all.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:43 pm 
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Can't help you with Breezers, but I was only passing through, got stopped and 8 bikes later am still here... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:51 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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speaking as another noob, this forum does seem to have that effect. i was really quite happy with my 2-bike fleet until i got here. now i want, in no particular order

a DBR Axis TT in team colours
a nickel orange P7
a cannondale super v
an explosif (though, to be fair, that'snothing new)

i'm sure i'll think of more, but the combination of a forthcoming payrise and getting my garage back means..... oh dear.


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 Post subject: Re: It's all your fault!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:00 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Are there any specialist websites?


This one is still a baby site but a few breezers are on it, no forum but it has links to the mtb-katalog site with some of the catalogues.

[url]
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... er+website[/url]

REMEMBER You've only yourself to blame for adding to your fleet - we didn't buy em for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:02 pm 
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Know the feeling...

A certain someone who shall remain nameless (Kestonian) told me about this site...

At the time I owned a KHS Montana Pro and now the stable consists of:

2 Paces soon to be 3! (RC100, 200 and 300)
Mountain Cycles Moho
Chas Roberts Dogs B
Proflex 856
and some others less worthy of mention!

From 1 to 9 in a year! oops


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 Post subject: Cheers guys!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:25 pm 
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Thanks so far! That website hasn't reduced my yearning! Bad news, the wife has just seen my message and threatened a bike in, bike out policy. OK but it's her Rock Lobster first!! Either that or the F27 lotus replica is for the chop. I havn't been able to drive it since the twins were born anyway. Then I can really add to the fleet!!


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 Post subject: Re: Cheers guys!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:44 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Thanks so far! That website hasn't reduced my yearning! Bad news, the wife has just seen my message and threatened a bike in, bike out policy. OK but it's her Rock Lobster first!! Either that or the F27 lotus replica is for the chop. I havn't been able to drive it since the twins were born anyway. Then I can really add to the fleet!!

Say good bye to the car :shock: I was looking for a Trimble when i found this site. Now look at me. I want to buy them all :shock:
Wouldn't change a thing or want it any different :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:55 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I too stumbled by looking for some elastomers for my RC35's that were on my marin team from bitd. I know have 3 bikes in my appartment and have to keep telling myself no every time i see something shiney.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:02 pm 
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Here's a link to Breezer catalogs '93-'98.

In '96 the frames went from being built of Ritchey Logic Prestige to in-house Breezer D'fusion tubing. I definitely prefer the Ritchey tubed Breezers over the '96 and later D'fusion frames which didn't feel as whippy to me.

In certain climates the decals, though under clear coat, tended to flake. Living in the American Southwest I've not ever experienced this problem, so it may have something to do with higher humidity environments.

Though they did not come in as many sizes Breezer frames shared almost identical geometry with similar sized Ritcheys of the time. Reviews tended to tout the ride quality of Breezer frames as the best out there.

A 17" Breezer Lightning/Jetstream frame weighs 3.4lbs.

I've a '95 Lightning, '95 Jetstream, '95 Storm, and a '95 Venturi in my stable. They really are some of the best riding hardtails I've had the pleasure to throw a leg over. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:08 pm 
Retrobike's #1 Comedy Genius
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Yup- I was lookin' for Proflex MCUs, and came across a linky for here.....now I've got an XPx frame, lookin' out for crosslinks or even Fournales to start off the rebuild.

And I found out my 555 wasn't 'old' anymore- it's Original Spec Retro!!

Cheers,
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