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 Post subject: Santa Cruz Super 8
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:22 pm 
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Today I dug the old beast out of the in-laws barn to today to start putting him together for the wife to take to France in July.

It's a 1999 frame with 2003 Marzocchi Jr T, it's not going to be much of a retro build but wifey should have fun when it's done.

I'll post more photo's when it's finished

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:24 pm 
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I've always loved the Super 8. I remember on my first DH race during practise coming down the hill on my Chute and over taking someone one a Super 8, best moment of my life lol!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Your wife must tear down the tracks!!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:29 pm 
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We went to Morzine last year and took her Giant Trance, and she got really knocked about, so this year as we had the Super 8 in the barn we though it would be a bit easier on her


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:32 am 
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I'll definately be watching this, Love the super 8. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:16 am 
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I found an old photo of my Super 8 the other day.....would love to find one and do a rebuild, remember them as being very bouncy......I could get the rear wheel to buzz the underside of the seat on mine ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:47 pm 
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The super 8 is such a lovely bike! And it is kind of pratical too... once a fiend of mine race a downhill event with a beer can taped inside the hole in the feame... that made him real quick in getting the first beer after last run... and only partly slover druing the runs :-)

Looking forward to seeing the build!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:01 pm 
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That's a Monster-T and not a Junior-T by the looks of it!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:26 pm 
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LeeDevelopment wrote:
That's a Monster-T and not a Junior-T by the looks of it!


I do not agree. The monster have a cnc bridge and not the 1-piece lover legs and bridge like this one... And it was bolt the very late monsters that got an m-shaped bridge....


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:06 pm 
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I keep thinking back further when the Junior-T was an orange skinny legged thing!


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