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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:15 am 
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those frames are beasts!

cant wait to see it built..!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:39 am 
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I came across a post from about 3 years ago named ugly bikes on singletrack site, a guy on there called Graeme Wood mentioned he had one so I thought what the hell sign up try message him see what happens. A few days later an email comes back with a reply saying he has one and never built it up since he bought it back in 2002, I explained what the bike means to me and how long I have wanted one and bobs your uncle we came to an agreement and here we are a week later "The Build Begins)

A massive thanks to Graeme once again.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:05 pm 
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Just in case you want a spare one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trek-Downhill-M ... 3377c7fd24


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:45 pm 
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klaw71 wrote:


Yeah that guys kidding himself he had it up for 7000us the other day, and its not even original paint or stickers "Shame on him" haha

This one was in craigslist the other day full build 549us dollars, I did inquire but it sold first day.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Ahh...... another sweet frame to build up. will be watching this one too.
I had a look at sharples bike back in 98. It had boxxer pro's, 1st gen hayes, full xtr, a massive mrp (48 t chainring i think) and it also had a pre black box team only rock shox rear shock with remote reservoir that sat on the lower top tube.
Sharples raced that "swiss cheese" model too, very cool.
Also always liked its evil twin that was Ronning"s gary fisher, bling-in metalic gold and red.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:03 pm 
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seen one or two on here-

http://waughphotos.photoshelter.com/gal ... TxSqnbVcf8

Gold for mid to late 90's team bikes


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Brilliant. Not a bike I would ever do justice but a build I will love.

What are the build plans then?


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Maybe this could be an idea, Michael Ronning's Gary Fisher aka Trek Pro DH with different stickers


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IM not sure whether i like that or not.

Who rode the colours that you have on your frame?


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cyfa2809 wrote:
IM not sure whether i like that or not.

Who rode the colours that you have on your frame?


Scott sharples rode the trek, and Michael ronning rode the Gary fisher, both ozzies, the old mud cows VHS featured ronning riding the fisher.

I'll keep mine original that's the whole reason I bought it the bike the rider and it's around the time I got into DH.

There's a few bikes on the wish list and I have 2 the 3rd will be on here in a month or so just need to seal the deal


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