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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:44 am 
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....tell me about this disc-only BOI :)


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If this was a large i would take this without a 2nd thought :(


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:46 pm 
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Ace, just wish I had the money spare :(


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Still up for grabs guys and gals. Another purchase is going to leave me short of space.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:50 pm 
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Hi - I'm guessing you're 5 9ish. I've had one of these before, and while it's not top of my shopping list.....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Love it Si, unfortunately my next bike will be on the bike to work scheme, you don't offer that do you :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:24 pm 
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The Ken wrote:
Love it Si, unfortunately my next bike will be on the bike to work scheme, you don't offer that do you :)


Sadly not, but I am happy to let you have it on a 'buy now, pay later scheme' if that suits?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Sorry Si but I'd need to sell my Roadie to part finance it, and that might take a while, I don't like putting people on hold for that long/indefinately.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:30 pm 
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This bike is so nice but, I'm curious as to how a frame of this era rides with a suspension for that long :o


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Much better than a standard Yo actually. It has been discussed at length elsewhere, but in short, a Yo had a really steep head angle (71 deg) compared to todays bikes which made it twitchy as hell. Fitting a longer fork has softened the head angle to a more contempory angle of 69deg when sagged (which was the head angle of the standard Fat Chance in 1990- a bike considered by many to be more trail friendly than the racy Yo). Couple this with a relativly short stem and a Judy DH crown (which has a different offset and rake to the standard SID crown, or indeed the BOI inch fork) and you have a fine handling bike. The extra half inch of BB clearance has been a real boon too.

Fitting longer forks can be a disaster on some bikes but with some basic engineering and math it can transform a bike.


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