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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:35 pm 
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Ohh you bought that as well.....I did see it on STW and was a bit tempted myself, I'm just not very happy about dogfood :wink:

Did you get the fork too?

Yup, I got the fork too. It's a pretty lairy yellow, but appears to be working well, and can have the travel increased up to 130mm from 100, so I might try that. :wink: THe yellow does clash pretty badly with the mango hubs, and if I use the red Ritchey pedals... :shock:


you don't wanna build a clown bike do you ? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:44 pm 
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The yellow doesn't even compliment the British Racing Green of the frame. Now, if it was Lotus Safety Yellow it would be OK...
I'm waiting for a headset to arrive so plugged the forks into the Soulcraft; Aside from the usual Magura seal weepage (New Fox seals will cure that), they work perfectly! :D No knocking, wheezing or slurping, so they'll get a Cosmos Black rattle can job and stay where they are, maybe with travel reduced to 80mm for super twisty woods boiking. :twisted:
Apparently, the Deluxe is adjusted for 100-120mmtravel,, so it'll be getting the 110mm Ronins, in tasteful grey. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:01 pm 
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I'm going to call her Pippa...


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Love it!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Thanks!
She needs her own clothes instead of hand-me-downs, and for some reason feels a bit short, despite having the same tt as her predecessor, the monolith, but she feels well planted!
A longer ride planned for the morning.
13" high BB anyone? :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:45 am 
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That's just lovely, you have a good nose for spotting nice SS frames.

Grey is well grey.... Magura did those forks in yellow as well IIRC. As for feeling short, I'm happy on my IF with the longest TT on any of my 26" bikes.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:38 am 
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THe frame actually came with some lemon yellow Menjas. I thought they might be a bit much, but now I'm not so sure. It's very tempting to set them to 130mm and go romping down the rocks. Jesse at IF has confirmed the frame will be fine with this- optimum travel is 120mm- but I'm not sure the wheels would last very long... They're very, very light.
THe frame, though, is quite heavy at 2.2 kg excluding EBB. :shock: It should be able to take some abuse. :twisted: Looks can be very deceptive.
It's funny, though; when I finished building her up, I went for a quick 20minutes blast wearing steel toecapped work boots. It didn't feel strange...


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Better, I think! 8)

First serious ride today. 8)


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looks good to me 8)


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I'm loving the yellow too 8)


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