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 Post subject: My first full-susser
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:14 pm 
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A 2002 Orange Patriot LT

Couple of bits i'll change when opportunity presents (e.g. the purple seat QR), but my first exploration in this full suspension territory. Feels soooo different to my usual XC type rides, will be giving it a good trial down at Cannock Chase sometime in the next few weeks :D

& 203mm discs looks massive on a 14" frame!!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:28 pm 
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203mm discs looks massive on a 14" frame!!

I reckon they should stop you..lol,, great looking ride..


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:29 pm 
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Might stop the bike... The rider may well carry on :D

Love that frame, very stealthy.

One day I'll get me a bouncy bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:47 pm 
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I see those and always think of these :lol:

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I guarantee that bike will be awesome when pointed downhill :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:47 am 
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Looks great, I have got a real thing for these Orange moncoque frames at the moment.

They are beautiful and fugly at the same time. I think they have a serious industrial quality you just dont get with standard tubes.

Should be great fun to ride.


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I love the Patriot, such an ugly bike but a British FS icon!


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very nice mate.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:38 am 
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Very nice, it's not gonna snap is it. Function over fashion every time!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Nice...definately a top first full susser

Just ventured onto FS myself....the experience is pretty different for sure :D


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