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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Deff a Sub5, think its the single colour and kit that makes it look a bit more chunky. Used to be blue swing arm, white frame with std blue manitou xc forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Nice collection, but think the Sub5 would look better with some single crown forks.

Orange is a great colour, looks like a good respray and the repo graphics look super.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The two orange oranges were bead blasted and powder coated, managed to get the airo frame to half decent finish just with a compound and polish.

Still got the std sub5 Manitou forks (100mm travel i think?)

Decals were from http://dnfive.co.uk/

Better pic of finish on the frame


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:39 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
You sure this isnt an old patriot?

Definitely, the swing arm and downtube on the old patriots were way chunkier than that.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just aquired an old orange patriot 7+ and as said much chunkier, but the shorter swing patriot had a very similar if not the same rear shock mount on the frame as the sub 5 so can see where your coming from.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Yeah thats it, the shock mount decieved me.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well thanks to cyfa2809 have some single crown Z150's coming for the Sub5, JrT will go on next project.

Giving up smoking is not saving me any money just keeps being blown on old oranges


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Are you doing the stoptober thing?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yeah stoptober, should save £200 a month (20 a day). Well cant smoke for rest of month as spent money on bike bits now


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Having a bit of change of direction with the Sub5 as now have a Patriot 7+ for mucky use, fitting the Sub5 with single crown Z150 forks and a pair of maxxis hookworm's for messing about on tarmac.


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