I've always been drawn to downhill bikes. There's just something about the over-the-top-ness that looks impressive to me. I've had a few DH bikes over the last decade or so but always sold them on as they really don't suit my riding style.
However, scouring the web as you do I saw a this Super 8 for sale. Reasonable price but lots that needed done to it. Had a price in mind that I could go to with it, so dropped the guy an email and he told me the price he'd been offered from it from someone else. This was £80 less than I had in mind, so offered to match it and pick it up within a few days. Job done
Pics from advert:
This is nothing short of a 'proper' downhill bike. The Marzocchi Monster T forks are banana's! Seems to ride ok, but need to sell a few parts from it and tidy it up a bit. So the bike's now stripped and some parts either sold or up for sale.
Started on the forks first:
As they were -
Stickers off -
Paint is now stripped from the lowers and I've begun hand polishing them -
Ordered some new seals from CRC so just need to pic up some oil and then can get them back together again. Was tempted to sell them and fit some Boxxers, but we'll see. Nice to restore these forks and get them back to their former glory anyway.
Frame will also be stripped and I think I'll be repainting the front triangle Red and the swingarm White.
To be continued....
"The things you own, end up owning you."