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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Well the time has come. I bought the frame new back in January '99!

16" Ms Isle frame
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World force bars and original orange stem.
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Magura racelines and deore lx shifters
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The little details..
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FSA cranks from back in the day (note the rather ruined outer chainring).
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Mavic D521 this was the bikes second set of these. Amazing what abuse they'll take!
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The only flat pedals I'll have on my own bikes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:12 pm 
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So the buying of new toys has begun!

First off some disc brakes. Hope M4 monos 183mm front and 160mm rear.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:20 pm 
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The Ms Isle is one of my all time favourite bikes. Really looking forward to this thread


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Agree with that, looking forward to seeing this one get rebuilt! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:34 pm 
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great looking frames, never owned one though 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:37 am 
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Looking forward to this - those X Vert forks were great when they first came out, a friend had some on a Spooky Metalhead and they took a right kicking. I've never got on with Orange full sus bikes (had a Patriot 66 and loathed it), but love their hardtails - my Sub Zero was one of my favourite bikes ever.

I remember those cranks to - not too foundly I must say, seem to remember them being made of cheese (we all seemed to go through loads, but kept buying them because they were cheap....false economy really).


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:25 am 
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I think if its going to be slx crank, it deserves grey d321's?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:03 am 
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One of the more contemporary neon powdercoats available from Orange would totally kick arse with that frame!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:59 am 
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Thanks everyone :D

The manitous were great back in 99/00 when I bought them 105mm of travel was quite alot then for a single crown fork. They will be replaced once I've found a suitable replacement.. Hopefully something 20mm axle and around 120-140mm or travel.

I'm sticking with a slightly stealth theme this time round so the black is staying! There will be accents of colour.. Hopefully in the form of some anodized bits :wink:

Things are moving along nicely. Think I've found a suitable wheelset... Will keep you posted if it works out in my favour!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:03 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
I think if its going to be slx crank, it deserves grey d321's?


Possibly... Or maybe another wheel ending in 21 :P


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