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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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This is my first full suspension mtb and my first scratch build!
Built a couple of raliegh burners before this.

The starting point bought off flea bay for £34.08!

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Stripped down today need to 'borrow' a slim 10mm socket from work tonight to remove rear shock!

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Planning to take it back to bare metal and either spray or powder coat white

This is going to ba a as and when funds allow build so don't hold yoyr breath!! :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Watching with interest!


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:03 pm 
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I was watching that!

Good buy,

Its a rift zone ?


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:31 am 
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I think the general consensus is that it's an alpine trail with a bit b17.

It was only down the road from me so even better!


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:00 am 
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coomber wrote:
I was watching that!

Good buy,

Its a rift zone ?


i saw it about a month ago on ebay and offered the guy £40 bit he said ik but then changed his mind. It sold for £80. Couple of weeks later relisted and i won it for£34! Should of took my £40!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Decided on a colour scheme!

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More or less decided on white anyway but like the green and black of the above and it's a marin colour scheme :D

Was orginally going to strip and paint it myself but got a quote of £48 to get it powdered coated from http://www.bettablast.co.uk/bettablast/home.html

So hoping to get it done sometime this month!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:57 am 
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Well bored today so been tinkering!

Nice sunny day wife at work kids at school so morning to myself :D

Decided to mock up the marin!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:08 pm 
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I think you need to address the line of the rear brake hose!

But looks good. Are those tyres 2.3"? What's the clearance like?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:16 pm 
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Yea, didn't fit cables properly was just a quick build to see what it looked like and to check everything fitted :wink:

Tyres are 2.25 and clearance is fine :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Been using bike as is over the summer :D

Recently gone 1x9 picked up e13 chaindevice and a bash ring, fitted pics below

Thought i'd use it to iron out any bugs before it gets stripped down again to go to the powder coaters (next month proberly) :D

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