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Do you own a modern bike?
Poll ended at Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:47 am
No way! Modern stuff is wierd, retro only here! 38%  38%  [ 12 ]
Of course, retro stuff is what garages are made for! 63%  63%  [ 20 ]
Total votes : 32
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:25 pm 
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gump wrote:
Agree, retro stuff looks elegant and classic, a lot of it made in the times of form before function.


thats very nearly a classic quote in itself ;)

chris, new skool doesnt have to be priccey, what frame do you fancy?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:45 pm 
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I ll like an Epic , with a Fox fork and disc brakes .


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cchris2lou wrote:
I ll like an Epic , with a Fox fork and disc brakes .


hahaha, seriously? you know I've literally just sold 1?
screw the epic! try looking for a few yr old orange sub5 or patriot, pick em up on ebay cheap as chips :)


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I know you did.

I dont like Orange ( :oops: ) .

To be honest , I only ride a few hours at the week end , so the M2 is up to the job . It has V brakes and XTR transmission , so that is fine . A modern forks would be nice , as the Judy DH has a few limits .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:07 pm 
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I just don't think I'm a good enough rider to worry about having modern/expensive kit on a bike I ride. I have the lavadome for the races as I don't want to have major mechanical issues 15 miles from transition on the adventure races, it's seviced in the lbs as i don't really trust myself with some of the more difficult elements of bike maintenance (plus I don't have the time).

The rest of the time when I'm nightriding, trail riding etc I think that any issues I have are due to my own lack of skill or ftiness, and spending a grand on a new bike is not going to fix those issues..

If i was shooting off to the mountains every weekend and bouncing down some ridiculously rocky descent I might think differently but for the good old south east I reckon an old hardtail will do..


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cchris2lou wrote:

I dont like Orange ( :oops: ) .
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I dont love the looks. think of it as a hire car. screw the looks, rag the t.ts off it & hava blast :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:18 pm 
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nothing dull or heavy about this one.

Image


expensive, mmm guilty as charged.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:19 pm 
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Must admit, I have considered building retro bike with modern bits but it feels wrong. I have toyed with the idea of a modern, some of the cannondale headshock stuff looks nice, as does the whyte 19. But once I think £1500+ for a bike I look at what that would buy me retro wise and stop. Maybe once I have all the bikes I ever wanted :lol:


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I could not buy a bike I dont like the look .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:50 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
I could not buy a bike I dont like the look .


I think thats a common theme. people dont try riding the new stuff as they just dont look as clean lines in many cases.


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