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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:46 am 
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I feel the same, I never ride my stumpjumper fsr, it just sits in the shed, whereas I ride my 1998 (alright not technically retro!) Explosif all the time, it just feels better for riding on the South Downs than my heavyish full suss. If I was you, I'd keep my eye out for a 1999 Mount Vision, they're lovely bikes and actually won races so you know they have decent pedigree.

This might stay cheap, and it's your size!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marin-Mount-V ... 232b0b4f9a


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:15 pm 
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...just picked this up today...in a bad way ish but salvagable...for £30 you can't argue!


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:35 pm 
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I loved my early Mt. Vision to bits but a later Wolf Ridge with the Hope upgrade was just not the same.

If you ever get bored of that btw....


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Sure Monsieur Fromage I'll let you know but I hope to get this one up to ridability and then potentially get rid of the '08 Rift Zone! :D

See here for more pics

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:18 pm 
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£30 bargain ! :shock: Really like those.
Where do you lot get these deals from ? I don't think many components on my Scalpel cost under £30 and here you are with a whole bike for that ! I'm always on the lookout for something like this to make into a nice little runabout. Not jealous at all .... nope .... not even a little .... ;)


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:44 pm 
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trek_y wrote:
£30 bargain ! :shock: Really like those.
Where do you lot get these deals from ? I don't think many components on my Scalpel cost under £30 and here you are with a whole bike for that ! I'm always on the lookout for something like this to make into a nice little runabout. Not jealous at all .... nope .... not even a little .... ;)



I find them spending hours scouring ebay!!! Its not rideable though and will take a fair few pennies to get to a good state...


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:04 pm 
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trek_y wrote:
£30 bargain ! :shock: Really like those.
Where do you lot get these deals from ? I don't think many components on my Scalpel cost under £30 and here you are with a whole bike for that ! I'm always on the lookout for something like this to make into a nice little runabout. Not jealous at all .... nope .... not even a little .... ;)

I paid 17 quid for a xt equipped trek 8000 but love that marin


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