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 Post subject: Back On-One :D
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Following my all too brief flirtation with the GT Timberline followed by the little T24 last month :oops: I've had the urge to go back to steel.

This week I have mostly dragged myself kicking and screaming back into the 21st century and built this . . .

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So much fun without a squishy rear end shouldn't be allowed :P

You can see the build progress pics here.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:29 pm 
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you can't beat steel imo. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Nice, nice picture too 8) the T24 was v nice....


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orange71 wrote:
you can't beat steel imo. :D

Fair point and although I love the look of the inbred series frames I must say the one I bought was a bit of a disappointment to ride, felt dead to me. Seem popular enough choice so most likely a personal thing.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:37 am 
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Always fancied the 456, never had one yet..


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:39 am 
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Looks a good hardcore hardtail. Nice all rounder!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:18 pm 
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It will be fun, but I found the 456 steel harsh. I upgraded to the carbon and it's much more comfortable and lighter. For the price though, it's impressive


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:47 pm 
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Very nice bike a great build


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Cheers all! Yes, it's a lot of fun and very confidence-inspiring with the Lyriks up front. I don't find it harsh at all (despite being more used to 7" out back :wink: ) but most of my previous hardtail builds have been alu. Makeshift budget chain guide is holding up well too so far - quiet as a mouse and no chain derailments.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Nice forks :D


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