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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:30 am 
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Cheers chaps -

@ Ally - The WRA's are sweet, I love'em, and they've suited every build I've thrown them on. I know of about 4 or 5 other guys on here with them, and of course the RooX cranks are almost identical too...

The tyres came from Europe. I did some asking, over a year ago, and came up lucky. The guy I got them from tells me his LBS has one single tyre left in amberwall.. :( Really impressed with them as a tyre, they grip really well, and clear all the muck off very rapidly (up my back and all over my face.. :lol:


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Time for some bounce, and I happened upon a set of these Manitou things recently, and I was taken by the decals that seem to match the decals on the bike nicely...

Speaking of which, Gil has recreated me some replacements that I need to fit, and (as usual) he's done a bloody spiffing job... 8) oh and I still need to pay him for them... :oops: :lol:

hopey you likey..

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:27 pm 
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is that a gradient on the stanchions of those forks or is that just wear and tear? works really well whatever it is! :P


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:50 pm 
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It's wear and tear, and I'm quite enamoured by it as well... 8)


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Nice bike Steve, but the angle of your brake levers looks a bit mental to me! Whatever works for you though :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Cheers fella,

If you have a look at the pics on page 1 I had them a lot straighter, but as soon as I got on it to ride it, I couldn't even pull the damn things, and the thumbies were rubbing on my knuckles... :wink: So I adjusted them down to the correct :wink: :P angle, and hey-presto.... perfection.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:26 pm 
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I much prefer how it looks with the Manitous on it- its lush!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:25 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Nice bike Steve, but the angle of your brake levers looks a bit mental to me! Whatever works for you though :D


...a man after my own heart :lol:

IMO, although the tyre choice may be a personal favourite, it would look much better with plain black ones; Racing Ralphs perhaps?

Very purposeful looking machine though 8)


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Ridden, yesterday at Thetford, and I BLOODY LOVE IT... 8) 8) even with this crazy thing called suspension on the front end.

Fat bastid in control....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Yay..I'm not the only 'could go down a few dress sizes' guy on here :lol:

Nice Steve :wink:


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