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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:43 pm 
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Gripshift is great, especially in winter, I swear by it, used it ever since the mid 1990s except on my Kula, which had the up down clicky clicky shifters.

Wouldn't say it's cool though, same as I wouldn't say it is uncool. :)


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gripshift great in winter??
Bad enough in summer, just gripeshift in winter. You cannot grip the things!! Well, only ever tried the first ones out with fat barrels and tape stuff, but they put me off for life :cry:

Only thing that stops me getting a Rohloff to play with. :evil:


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Gripshift great in winter - see my reasons above.

You do get the problem of performance with crudded up cables, however I installed the RAW Powerspring (anyone remember that?! :D ) which solves the problem. Still have the same XT rear mech with powerspring in it 13 years on - use it every day.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:48 am 
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doug bradbury manitou, original mountain cycle moho, s-bike, proflex, nuke proof, ringle, grafton, gravity research, clarke kent's, spinergy, disk drive, kooka, xtr m900, klein etc. etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:49 am 
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You know what

I feel like the Manitou (frameset) is a dicky issue.....

I think it will be this...


"Is the Manitou frameset cool or not cool"


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:51 am 
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needs to be contentious...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:53 am 
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the original db manitou is defo cool.
the later models well, i'm not too sure.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:53 am 
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This will get some blood boiling I imagine...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:10 pm 
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Is it possible every thing is going to be cool?

Can I suggest perchance

raleigh's
saracens
single speeders
d/h rigs


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