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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Sometime last year a mate said he'd like to buy my Superlight that I'd had from new (I bought the frame new in Canada)

So I stripped it down and got it good as new, we went for a test ride and he liked it :) Now a familiar problem; funds. I said I'd hold it for him and not ride it, so it was ready when he was. I contacted him this year to see if he was any nearer; he said I should sell it as there was no way he could see getting the money - ho hum.

My original Superlight...

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So I broke it and sold off most of the parts; Chris on here was the lucky recipient of the frame ;)

And then, shortly after selling-off, said mate asks if the bike is available as he's coming into a bit of money :shock: :roll:

Now here's the spooky bit ;) - I'd just done a deal on another Superlight against my Hei Hei frame I was selling :shock:

The 'new' Superlight as I received from 'hotbuns' the frame was in lovely condition :D....

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So, I told him (my mate) the bad then good news and set to work prepping the newly acquired Superlight for him :lol:

Again, total strip down and rebuild. Shocks sorted by the respective Tims: Tim justbackdated (Fork English) the forks and TF Tuned the rear shock.

The Pace steerer stem was swapped out so different stems/bars could be used to get a good fit. The Duo chainset was swapped for an XT Hollow tech triple, new brake pads fitted, new (more suitable) tyres and wheels sourced. Oh and a more comfy saddle for him ;) etc.

So, it's now ready to rock :D and very nice it is too :wink: ....

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wad


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 6:09 pm 
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That is lovely... Always been a fan of the Heckler design.

What size is the 'new' one??


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 6:18 pm 
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fingers wrote:
That is lovely... Always been a fan of the Heckler design.

What size is the 'new' one??


Cheers :)

It's a large.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 4:21 pm 
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8) thats nice bud.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:25 pm 
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saltyman wrote:
8) thats nice bud.


Thanks very much :)

Hope my mate likes it too ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:26 am 
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had one as the grey one, superb mine had a 100mm fork that kind of spoiled the ride together with a to long stem, and I kind of didn´t get that at the time, had been away from mountainbiking a couple of years and couldn´t figure out what made it feel strange. Wish I hadn´t sold mine they´re light, good looking and fast as a xc fs.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Nice looking frames, I've got one but am struggling to get the ride to feel ok, currently far too upright which I think must be because the marzocchi fork is quite tall. Looking at the angle of that kore stem and the rise of the those bars the pace forks must sit alot lower, was going to put a longer stem on mine but maybe what it actually needs is forks with less travel.....

Anyone got one of these and think they have the set up bang on ??

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:45 am 
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Hi, just joined the forum as I was admiring the 'new' superlight. I was wondering if you knew the year of manufacture for that model? I recently acquired the same frame and have just finished building it. Will post pics soon. Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:38 am 
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mininick wrote:
Hi, just joined the forum as I was admiring the 'new' superlight. I was wondering if you knew the year of manufacture for that model? I recently acquired the same frame and have just finished building it. Will post pics soon. Thanks


I'm not sure what year they stopped fitting the canti bosses and went disc-only - It could be up to '06 :?

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