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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:19 pm 
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just had my first proper ride of this bike........bit shocking seeing as i have owned it for almost 3 months :oops:

after riding a cannondale bad boy for 3 months, this felt more racy but much slower.....with the chunky rubber, handling was scary for a few miles.....im used to slicks thesedays!

a very nice ride non the less, still unsure of the headshock set up, this being the second dale i have owned to have one fitted......it works though, and as im not a fan of suspension, it does me for what i need. a few rough sections off piste proved its worth when the speed picked up.

only other grumble is the ceramic brakes, had a few bikes with these rims fitted and i dont like the way they sound or feel, though, new pads will maybe cheer me up.

all in all, very happy with the 16miles today, will get out on it a few times this week, as im getting used to it before the yorkshire dales ride at the weekend. pics and report from that to come.

i know this is also in the classifieds, but im really not fussed if it sells or not, hence not pushing a sale. quite like this bike, so time will tell. but looks wise, its awesome.....been after one for years on looks alone.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:12 pm 
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really enjoyed the dale at the settle to malham ride on saturday just gone.......really liked the bike. only grumble was i need to fettle the front pads to avoid the dreaded ceramic screams!

think i misjudged the tire choice too, im thinking of going for amberwalls/ ritchey alphabite........or maybe the yellow rimmed hutchinsons?

those chunky panaracers spun on me on the large slate/rocks when climbing.

few pics of tire choices and couple of action shots from the day, cheers folks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:27 pm 
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yellow hutchinsons defo.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:07 pm 
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Go with the amber wall, green wildslippers mate. Only problem being they dont corner to well! You cant have it all. In recent years i've always stuck a max of 1.95 on my XC bikes. Just look better IMO. Hutch are a good choice for a flash O colour. The dale looks a belter! Wanna swap for the PACE :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:57 pm 
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really like this era of cannondale.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Weight is 21lb with current tires, spec in signature link thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:13 pm 
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i have a yellow hutchinson you can have for postage or i'll hand it over here> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=155230


if your going :wink:

it would look good with it :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:20 pm 
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As in tire? I have a pair in yellow in the shed, ain't put them on yet though, they are a bit loud looking!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:29 pm 
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yup just the one tyre , i have no need for it and since it's you :wink:


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