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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:54 am 
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Location: Canberra, Australia
I originally bought this second hand in 2004 to commute on - it was all original and hardly used.

Over the years it's seen many guises, most recently as a single speed, but now it's back to commuting duties as the 700c wheels on my flat bar road bike were a bit weak when I wasn't in such a rush and wanted to try out some alternative routes!

The spec is a real mix-mash.


Frame: 1998 Norco Sasquatch 20 inch (supposedly ‘Handbuilt in Canada’ out of Reynolds 525)

Fork: ’98 Marzocchi Z1 Drop off

Headset: Cane Creek S6
Stem: Titec
Handlebar: Easton EA30 (cut quite narrow)
Barends: Profile

Brakes (F): Magura Clara caliper with Shimano Deore lever
Brakes (R): Simano n0n-series V-brake with Brodie booster

Shifters: SRAM X7 8 speed grip-shift
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 short cage
Cranks: Shimano LX M569 with re-worked spider
Chainring: Salsa 44t
Pedals: Shimano 520

Rims: Velocity Deep V
Hub (F): Magura Pro
Hub (R): XT M739
Tyres: Ritchey Tom Slick 1.4

Saddle: SDG
Seatpost: Tioga Prestige

Extras: bracket for tag-a-long kids bike, Honka Hooter, cateye cage, flashing lights F and R, and Garmin mount.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:37 am 
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Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
That is one seriously nice bike, always had a soft spot for yellow :D

The Z1's are a seriously good fork and damn light too perfect for a lightweight steel frame :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:10 am 
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When I'm feeling lazy I just put all my weight over the front - the fork just soaks everything up. It's the best fork I've ever owned. Serviced once in 12 years and it probably didn't even need that!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:03 pm 
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8) looks a speed machine


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:07 pm 
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Beautiful bike. Still around?


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