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What colour for the re-rebuild
Keep as is / silver decals 14%  14%  [ 5 ]
Ford Electric Orange / white decals 35%  35%  [ 13 ]
Kawasaki green / black decals 51%  51%  [ 19 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:58 pm 
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This arrived in a box today..........

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Bought from Ferrit, a member on here........

Fantastically & safely (over :lol:) packaged :wink:

Going to do a quick build up of this over the next few days to allow me to get out for some fresh air, not had some "Me" time since before chistmas

Its getting all of the donor parts from my Cannondale SV build that just seemed to get out of control :oops:

But this is a new beginning :wink:

A quick mock up as i dont have a headset or bottom bracket yet :roll: :oops:

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And I can (JUST) fit a 3" rear Gazzaloddi to match the front

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Think this is going to get extreme :roll:
8" travel front & rear
3" tyres
8" disks front & rear
6 Pots of brake on the front........

Monster? :twisted:



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:13 am 
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Monster indeed 8)

Remember seeing a similar frame wearing the hooj super monster T forks (12'' IIRC) running 24'' wheels with 3'' Gaz's.

Looked an absolute hoot :D

Should our paths ever cross I'd love a go on that :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:39 pm 
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8) my voodoo has just gone 3" front and rear. 24 on the back though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:06 pm 
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More than welcome to a shot guys,

I would like to see what difference a 24" rear would be like too,

Im gonna pop out to BigEck's with my begging bowl after work

To see if i can scrounge a couple of wee bits to get it out

For a wee shotty in the woods tomorrow :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:20 pm 
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will take a side on shot when the heavens close again! tbh the rolling radius isn't much different.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:40 pm 
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
And I can (JUST) fit a 3" rear Gazzaloddi to match the front


just take it easy and make sure the tyre doesn't buzz in cornering. doesn't take much rub to render your swing-arm useless...

Might be safer with a 2.8 Michelin comp 32...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:08 pm 
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as you can see not much in it....

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:16 pm 
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Almost ready for its first ride,

Going to be next week as I have ordered a new headset, the one I have fitted is a mongrel (bits of different breeds) and its just not working at all :evil:

Got to bleed the rear brake again (twice already tonight)

and fit the chain & mech, other than that its ready for a shakedown run,

Then its off to BigEck when its warmer for a lovely coat of Ford Electric Orange & some decals :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:19 pm 
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If you're going out to Eck's area then you should take the opportunity to launch yourself down a bing when you're there. Might not help the paint much though.


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