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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Pace forks are good on a British bike in my opinion.

An IF deserves something 'better'. I'd personaly have a pair of White Brothers UL's or failing finding a good pair, a RS SID on it, but hey! It's not my bike.

The Z2's look good, work well, so why change?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:09 pm 
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I agree (I think), Pace for a British bike, and the Z2s do suit.

Now some White Brothers forks would be ace. I do have some actually, but in 120mm flavour, so a bit beefy for this frame!

I've just gone and ordered a 32t Uno ring for the RS7s :oops:

Now, risers or flat bars? ............that should open a can of worms!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:12 am 
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And where would the sensible for a singlespeed RIGID option be?


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mike_eb wrote:
And where would the sensible for a singlespeed RIGID option be?


I've done my time on a rigid SS, and whilst I appreciate the purity of it, my arms & wrists prefer the suspension option. Very rooty trails round my way!


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What was that funny yellow disc in the sky today? It was scary

First ride out on the IF - 8) - what a lovely bike. All the guff about decent steel frames is true! Felt like it was floating over the terrain at times. Never felt twitchy - well one time, but that was me trying to X-up a small jump and cocking the landing up :oops:

Fitted CB Eggbeater SLs, Answer Alulite risers, a slightly shorter RF Deus stem, and Maguras (still on the look out for some nice Vs) Actually the Maguras look better than I thought they would.

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Wow! you like your seat forward. :shock:

Almost inline pin and as far back on the rails as possible. Looks like you need a 22'' top tube, so if you give me the IF......

You are right about a good steel frame, nothing rides as well.


al. :D


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al wrote:
Wow! you like your seat forward. :shock:
Almost inline pin and as far back on the rails as possible. Looks like you need a 22'' top tube, so if you give me the IF......


:lol: It's more down to me needing to adjust the seat a bit! The photos are from after the ride - I suspect the seat might have moved a bit.


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al wrote:
Wow! you like your seat forward. :shock:
Almost inline pin and as far back on the rails as possible. Looks like you need a 22'' top tube, so if you give me the IF......


:lol: It's more down to me needing to adjust the seat a bit! The photos are from after the ride - I suspect the seat might have moved a bit.


Moved forward?

You are supposed to ride the bike not hump it!!!

al. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:41 pm 
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al wrote:
ajantom wrote:
al wrote:
Wow! you like your seat forward. :shock:
Almost inline pin and as far back on the rails as possible. Looks like you need a 22'' top tube, so if you give me the IF......


:lol: It's more down to me needing to adjust the seat a bit! The photos are from after the ride - I suspect the seat might have moved a bit.


Moved forward?

You are supposed to ride the bike not hump it!!!

al. :wink:


Could happen while braking on some steep descent :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:31 am 
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Saddle has been repositioned :wink: and we went out for a play with the wednesday evening Haldon group ride.

Some appreciative comments from those in the know, and some raised eyebrows about the lack of discs :lol: kept up admirably on the singletrack and descents, and on the final trail down St Andrews Lane I was buzzing the back wheel of the full-susser in front.

What a lovely bike :D


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