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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:32 pm 
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would it be sacrelige to fit out a Wicked in "modern" kit ?? should i trawl e-bay and our site for those elusive bits - or bite the bullet and hang some new modern goodies on her ? ( I need wheels , shifters , handlebar , grips , stem , skewers , tyres , brakes etc etc etc etc


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:39 pm 
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How about modern stuff with a retro flavour. I'm thinking Paul V's and Royce hubs etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:19 pm 
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do you want to properly ride it, or just admire it? (nowt wrong with either ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:53 am 
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I'd be tempted to get what I could on her now and ride it..you can always get retro bits as you go along and save the pennies....


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:40 am 
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put anything on! just use it as its ment to be used carving the trails! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:28 am 
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There is a third way.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:43 am 
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Agency_Scum's third way is my plan for the Dave Lloyd Cats Wiskas build.

A lovely old frame with mostly modern kit, but a retro feel.

I have some XC Pro thumbies so I'll start with them, but I also have some Forge thumbie mounts so can go to 9spd if I get some dura-ace levers...

Biggest issue is going to be the forks and the 1" headset - I'll try the RC35's that are on it but will be keeping an eye open for some suitable rigids (RC30's???)

I plan to enjoy riding, fettling, and looking at this wonderfull frame :lol:


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