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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:34 am 
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Heres mine, had a pretty sheltered life (from previous owner)... I haven't ridden it in anger as I haven't got round to sorting a 1 inch King crown race for it... :oops:

Oh, and I really should get some of those yellow elastomers from the States...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:46 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Nearly finished my 855:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:22 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:09 pm
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Location: Gloucester
This is my 656, bought this morning. Will be a little project for me. Apart from the obvious suspension issues there is little wrong with it. Need a new seat post as that one has been hacked off, and I dont like grip shift. Was hoping someone could help me with the options I have for the suspension ??
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:41 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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at suspenion fork suppies you can buy new elastomers for both frame and fork!
nice bike by the way...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:30 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Finished my Prflex yesterday with new elastomers from SFP and a new sealkit! It was worth it! I have a complete rebuild Girvin now! :P

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Location: Cambs
trek_y wrote:
Here's mine, not quite there yet :oops:
757 with carbon swinger, Risse shock, discs and Easton carbon bits - bit of a retromod. Sorry I don't like Girvin forks !
Brings me back to my 552 of many years past which was the same colours and a bike I have fond memories of.


Nice to see my old frame being used :wink: looks good with the new disc mount


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:39 pm 
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Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:06 pm
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Location: Valencia (Spain)
I own maybe the last survivor RF-1 in the world. Now it's been restored.
You can see the first phase of restoration here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67463054@N02/
(sorry, only in spanish)
I used bits that I had in home, only to see if the bike could be restored.
Once the rear suspension was restored I started the second phase.

Now it's been restoring with a rigid alu fork, NOS threaded XT headset, NOS girvin flexstem, NOS black Araya RM-20 rims, NOS DX hubs, DX mech, NOS DX thumbies, NOS tioga bars and lots of new bits. Maybe I will repaint the rear arm in its original neon orange colour...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:53 pm
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Location: Polesworth
This is my 550 i picked uplast year,Have upgraded to deore xt all round with maguras front and rear, and middleburn chainrings on the chainset,also deore thumbies.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:56 am 
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Location: Malvern
'scuse my ignorance, but what (other than the decals) is the difference between an RF1 and a 750? To the untrained eye, they look identical, right down to the lobster pink swingarm.

Was it the prototype or something?

This is my old 750, polished up with repainted swing arm after a pretty hard life in the Welsh mountains!

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Swapped this bike (less the forks) for a '94 Pine Mountain. Stupid... should've kept both, but with a new baby, a morgage and a boat to feed...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:59 am 
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Location: Northern California
Saw a few nights back the rear is cracked by the replaceable dropout. :(

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Still grieving the loss and pondering my options. If I hadn't put Risse's on there I think I would just sell off the bit's and end it.

Don't go vulture on it just yet (not that there's anything special there besides the shocks). I'm going to wait a bit and see what shows up.


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