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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:50 pm 
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As I was taking some pictures of my modern MTB today I thought I'd show some love for my daily. It's the bike I ride the most but somehow seem to show the least amount of love... it's like a dependable old banger that fires up faithfully, no question, come rain or shine. I've been riding this to and from work for two and a half years, three/fours times a week, total round trip of 16 miles so clearly its racked up some mileage. It still performs brilliantly probably partially due to the fact that I have serious OCD issues when it comes to bike maintenance. The Lefty gives 80mm of travel which makes the potholes a little easier to swallow and it has an 8-speed Alfine hub which has performed flawlessly and has the added bonus of being able to change gear while stuck at the lights (secret RLJ :wink:). Apparently an Alfine should be serviced after 2,000 miles but mine has exceeded that without any service (big bill due soon then). I've done a few upgrades from stock to help it loose weight as when it first arrived it was a little on the heavy side (thanks to the Alfine which is 2kg alone). Upgrades include Truvativ Team carbon bars & post, ODI grips, Hope stem, Hope ceramic BB, Izumi SS chain and some lovely light Panaracer Pasela's.

Got it looking nice and clean for some piccys and here it is 8)

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Thanks for looking.

CB


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Lefty is cool on that, not seen a non-triple clamp lefty before. Neat looking bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:58 pm 
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me likey......glad to hear it rides well, makes me want one even more


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:23 pm 
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nice bike. did you just cut one side off a fatty headshock fork ?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Paulb wrote:
nice bike. did you just cut one side off a fatty headshock fork ?


Its funny you say that.. I called up Noaks Ark bike shop for a Lefty service and that's exactly how I described it the the guy on the phone.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:02 pm 
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bit cleaner than my badboy :D

i have the basic one but its been solid since i owned it, never adjusted anything, its always ready for action, great bikes.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:26 am 
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Saltyman, didn't you have a Hooligan as well? Always wanted to try one of those!! Great looking bike 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:07 am 
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Uber cool 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:38 am 
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Oh that is nice, very simple and clean lines.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:20 pm 
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this is so cool, ive got my eye on this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-Cannonda ... 35b98eaf33

i just love the angle of the fork :lol:


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