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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 8:15 am 
East Midlands AEC
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ah, I can see why they call you 'fat' mike! :wink:


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Wasn't there an article waaaaayyy back in the early days of MBUK about an American "team" of tall riders - something like "team gorilla's" - where you couldn't join unless your head tube was as long as your fork leg?

Seem to recall a lot of them rode - and broke - Diamond Back's; from the era where they had the blown smoke finish (probably around '86/'87?)


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Fat Mike - is that an original Hope disc brake in the photo? Looks very like mine from 1995.


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orange71 wrote:
ah, I can see why they call you 'fat' mike! :wink:


I'm 3 stones heavier now!!!!!

And yes, that is an original Hope cable disk brake. It died on this very weekend (a 'summer' Polaris in N Yorkshire) when it overheated on a long descent and never worked quite the same afterwards.

This is also the brake that caused the original Rock Shox to part company with the bottom 6 inches of (brake side) slider. Face plant anyone? :shock:


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I saw that
They built 14"frames to 24" frame.
I first though it was very little frame for me with 24" rear wheel, but no.
They make small and very huge steel frame… :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:40 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
I saw that
They built 14"frames to 24" frame.
I first though it was very little frame for me with 24" rear wheel, but no.
They make small and very huge steel frame… :D


They're not that big. :P

The 24" is only 22" c to c and the top tube's only 23.62".

Nowadays, just about everything over a med or lge has got a 25" top tube.


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