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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:26 pm 
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resurgence in ti hardtails?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:40 pm 
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weird as some companies are complaining that titanium is too expensive due to the high demand in other industries . ( airbus A380 ie ) .


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:46 pm 
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copper, titanium, carbon fibre even steel have seen raw material prices increase. just shows the demand is there :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:20 pm 
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nice downtube! :shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:20 am 
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I wonder how much prices will be for those badboys...back in the day you could expect to pay 1499 GBP for the Hei Hei frameset alone!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:40 am 
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Definate renaissance happening in the Mountain Bike World eh.. Seems to be an alliance moving away from racing/free-riding*/downhilling back to it's Roots.. Thrashing a Hardtail/Rigid thru the local woods.. :D

Next Contemporary purchase would be a Titanium HT [when I move back to the UK].. That Marin looks tidy.. Disc only I see..


* Aside: This used to puzzle me since I thought we were all free riders? Until someone coined it for leaping of a cliff and the label was hi-jacked from those who never knew they had it.. Hey ho.. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:57 am 
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Nice, if a little wierd looking. I'm just not big on HT frames suspension adjusted for a 100mm + fork. Doesn't look right.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:59 am 
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Arran wrote:
Nice, if a little wierd looking. I'm just not big on HT frames suspension adjusted for a 100mm + fork. Doesn't look right.


ignore asthetics on new skool bikes dude, u want pretty bikes buy retro, 140mm forks are a revelation to ride :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:06 am 
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Of all the makes.... :roll:

Now if it had been a Rocky for example we could have had some serious drooling.... :D

Big forks are fun too. Just not always needed.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:13 am 
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gump wrote:
Of all the makes.... :roll:

Now if it had been a Rocky for example we could have had some serious drooling.... :D

Big forks are fun too. Just not always needed.


gump, drag jon & jez
out this way for a ride. I'll show em plenty of trails were 140mm is needed ;)


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