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 Post subject: Giant Team World Cup MTB
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Right, this here's my new toy, not sure on the year, but for a freebie...........hell yeah.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:57 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Deore thumbies
Altus crank/front mech
tek hub/rigida rims
zoom flat bars

rides sweet as is, but i do have a nearly full LX groupo of a similar year and some mavic wheels to add to her soon.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:17 am 
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over the course of today i'll be fitting the LX gearing, mavic wheels with hutchinson python tyres and deore xt skewers.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:54 am 
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i had a bike abit like this, it was my first proper bike.. was a giant team world cup replica, cost me £350 back in about 1998.

had rst 281 forks
esp 5.0 shifters and rear mech
green tyres, (but not michelin ones)

i have a picture of it somewhere if you want to see what it looked like.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:08 pm 
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that'd be cool if you can upload a photo.

I've just picked up a brand new set of Sr Suntour mx600 forks in yellow for it, hopefully the steerers long enough to use them.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Unfortunately the steerer on the suntour forks is 5mm too short to use (dammit), so having to use a set of chili works 318 forks i was given awhile ago until i find a nice set for it.

I also managed to successfully get round the red route at Sherwood Pines on Monday in one piece (with the rigid forks fitted).
Was a right blast, especially on the bermed sections and those cheapo kenda tyres grip like s**t to a shovel in the mud, was gonna get rid but think I'll keep them as my mud tyres.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:14 pm 
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Based on the fact that it's an Atlanta edition, I think the bike's from 1996, so "properly" retro!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:04 pm 
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I'll be making a few upgrades tomorrow.

Mavic x139 on giant hubs,
LX front/rear mechs,
LX octalink crankset,
Hutchinson 'Python' tyres.


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