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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:30 pm 
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I love this so much.

How is the stem fitting you? Seems quite long but obviously has to suit you!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:44 pm 
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I think its about 100mm(i'd have to measure).
The frame is really short and steep compared to modern stuff.
Its feels right as it is, any shorter and i'd feel too 'over the front'.
I still need a few bits to finish her off but she's nearly rideable :D

My god the suspension is plush 8)

Looking at the pictures i think the silver post might be going back on, what do you reckon?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Looks great.
A little odd though. Maybe because the fork looks long along with the odd downtube?
Real mean though/beefy. Not sure on the post. Throw up a pic of silver post (along with black clamp).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:01 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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Maybe the fork looks long because of the 24" wheels?
I'm already considering a 26" for the front ala Big hit!!
It looks odd from the side but feels right when sat on it and thats good enough for me :D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:33 am 
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Smaller wheels - that will be it. Should have realised really.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:45 am 
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Go with the silver me thinks


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Looks good fella....what made you choose 24inch wheels over 26?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:32 am 
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Only enough clearance for a 1.9 tyre in the rear :shock:
Which as we all know is a girls size tyre :D 24" wheels allow me to run upto 3" should i feel the erge, but the 2.3(more like 2.5) Intense items i have fitted will do fine for the minute :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:30 pm 
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That's mental, even for an old school DH frame...even back then tyres were wider than that.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:04 am 
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Great build. Loved these but only ever saw them in magazines or big events....not many out there!. If you ever want to sell your stem PM me! I've a silver one but am after a blak one. Ta Chris


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