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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:01 am 
Lincs AEC
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It a beaut, and to be honest, the best hardtail I've ever had! So responsive and tight, yet you can ride it for hours on end cus its sooooo comfy! :D
The pic is just after I got it home, so I hadn't set the forks up. The RS Tora's are adjustable travel, so you can run between about 1' to 4' of travel.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:31 am 
BoTM Winner
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Location: NW England
7 year old Turner RFX and last year I bought a custom Setavento Ti hardtail.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:45 am 
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Location: North East Scotland (Aberdeen)
Newest is my Nicolai Gearbox bike which is three years old.

Much as I'd love a newer bike I would have to get rid of an older one to make room, and time, to ride it... and the older bikes I have are perfectly functional anyway so no need to buy anything new at the moment.

The next generation of G-Box bikes may be enough to tempt me to change the Nicolai at some point - but it's such a masterpiece of engineering that I'll probably want to keep it anyway... and therefore I may as well ride it and not buy a new one!!!

Next bike to change will probably be to replace my Balfa Minuteman with another long travel hardtail - the balfa is a little small and compromised with forks over 130mm. It also has the longest seatpost available which is not quite long enough... and bending slowly. Perhaps a custom Curtis would be a suitable replacement?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:58 am 
Social Secretary
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Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 10:57 am
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Location: Kent
Got the Genesis which is basically my winter hack, now had all the mud catchers and a set of panaracer 1.8 muds put on it, so looks shite compared to this picture in summer dress...nice ride, bit of a gate compared to retro steeds so great on long rides but not so throw aroundable
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Also got an Alpinestars CTM 400 carbon frame from 01 which has a Bomber on it wand about 110-130 travel i think, not built up however.

All the rest are ols, checkout the sig below..


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:04 am 
Mr Benn
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Location: Omnipresent
rody wrote:
New, yet old school in mentality...



...my sentiments exactly. Thy're not old school, but a mixture of old parts and a retro state of mind qualifies them.

'02 Merlin XLM
'02 Cannondale Cyclocross Ultra

But nothing post '02. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:05 am 
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Location: Warwick
Building a modern Speccy Epic at the moment.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:13 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Jezz , how many modern bikes have you bought and sold straight away in the past year ?? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:41 pm 
Gold Trader
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
Sorry, nothing after '94. Although seen a '95 frame recently that took my fancy, that count? :wink:

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BoTY Winner
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Location: Durango CO, USA
2003 3D Racing Scandium. Custom built for my weird likings.

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So hot right now.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:33 pm 
Retro Guru

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Lets see.

There's the 2003 DeKerf UK Ltd
The 2005 (warranty replacement) Fisher Sugar
and the 2005 Kona Jake The Snake

Everything else is (so) last century, darling!


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