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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:53 pm 
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I decided i needed a downhill bike after watching my son and watching a Farmer Johns race at Saddleworth Moor which had nothing too hardcore and was very informal,just a load of guys and girls having a laugh and enjoying the banter.
The bike had to be a reasonable make but most importantly cheap,i really wanted a Intense M1 but couldnt find one at the right price.
I have ended up with the Gemini you see here (a right dog) the frame has now been stripped of all paint at a cost of 6 packets of Foxs biscuits by a friend in the industry.
Hopefully i will have some more pictures tomorow of the frame fresh from the powder coaters.

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The frame came with a mismatch of wheels and brakes which i will rectify over time as funds permit.

Which do you think are the better of the two brakes provided
Hope M4 or Avid Code


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Will be an interesting project my San an looked like that when I got it!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:01 am 
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I'd say avid code as great stoppers. Saints are also wonderful. M4s, meh! Not keen on the upkeep.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Got the frame back from the powder coaters today and cannot have wished for a better finish,shame my pictures dont show it.
Anyway as promised a few more pics the first in stripped state

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:15 pm 
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thats lovely...! really nice to see it go from battered to spanking again!

have gone for a similar colourscheme on a heckler im restoring.. (only with a black powedercoated mainframe and a polished rear end)

cant wait to see this built :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers Spacehopper
Get some pictures of the Heckler posted,they are a real passion of mine im now on my 6th :shock:
Upgrading each time now on a 2007 silver anodised one,now fitted with xtr shifters and brakes

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Looks like a new frame! I had an M1 I sold a few months ago for £220 they are such legendary frames.

Regarding the brakes, they are both good but depend entirely on condition. I've seen M4s that are way past their best even after a good bleed/new pads/discs. The pistons tend to seize.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:17 am 
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well i never well done that man :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Bit more progress this evening,rebuilt the boxxers with new seals and oil and fit the Superstar oversize headset.
Got a bit excited once i had the forks mounted and had to fit the wheels to see what it looked like :D
Going to need softer sprngs in the boxxers (yellow at the moment) and softer rear spring

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Good work so far.

780mm wide bars? They look huge.


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