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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 ]
Total votes : 37
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:11 am 
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
"Power is nothing, without control"


Control is nothing without power. :P

Joking aside, I always wondered about the Mr O. Was it designed as a DH bike or would it make a good XC as well?
I'm looking for a fast commuter for bad cycle paths, so a FS frame is in order. A bit torn between the O and the SanAn.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:31 pm 
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slope wrote:
No updates?? :shock:


Embarrassingly no,

Have popped a Joplin dropper post into the build
(which I need to cut down) :lol:

But will be out for a play up the woods this afternoon for a blast so will get some fresh pics posted up later, should be muddy 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:15 pm 
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Updated , with dropper post

Fitted A Joplin 3 (as it was a descent price online)
They have never had great reviews, but seeing as I get the time to ride MAYBE twice a month & adjust my seat twice a ride, im not expecting any real problems with it :roll: 8)

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My wee Onza Porcupine

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Saint M810's with 225mm Rotor , ULTIMATE stopping power :shock: :shock:

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Fat Git thinking he looks cool :oops:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:42 am 
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The Monster is slimming. :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:06 pm 
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Todays update...............

Thanks to a contact of Big.Eck

I am now the happy owner of some Maxxis Highroller "Slow Reezaay's"

Only just fitted them and cycled 100 yds with them, but lower rolling resistance & MUCH less weight than the 3.0" Gazzaloddis has transformed the feel of this beast, Its lost a lot of its bulky look thanks to this, looks lower & sleeker too!
The new tyres are 2.5" so not small by any means, its the Gazzas that were HUGGEE!! :shock: :shock:
Cant wait for my day off on wed to try these fellas out 8) 8)

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I just need to cut a few inches off of my dropper post and Im happy again for a wee while :roll: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:23 pm 
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i'll have mine on soon too :wink:

oh , my pipe cutter only does upto 25mm btw :(


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:27 pm 
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big.eck wrote:
i'll have mine on soon too :wink:

oh , my pipe cutter only does upto 25mm btw :(


Ach keech!! :lol: :lol:

Looks like I need to get the hacksaw out & just take my time with it :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Im a hack with a saw too. Always wonky, i blame my dad as he cuts wonky also.
I got a cheap pipe cutter from diy store, im sure it goes up to 33mm but might be 30mm. Was about £3. Vheap and tacky but works fine.

Great that they roll better than the gazza's as they are a softer compound right?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:43 pm 
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Yeah, they are softer,
40a as opposed to 60a , but softer means stickier, means higher rolling resistance.............

Its the profile thats helping, they have a rounded profile, the Gazzas are kinda flat & square, so I was pushing more rubber in contact with the ground, great for stopping though 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:46 pm 
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I have a gazza in the shed and have only run it a few times due to the profile. I prefer a rounded profile also. I find with the squarer ones it wants to get you back up right.
No problems with fork clearance.
What is the weight difference between the 2 sets of tyres?


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