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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Cheers, yeah I used rose bikes and got a few cheap parts. I have rode it a little bit and it seems very nice. No not found a hardtail but bought a raleigh burner instead!!


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Rose Bikes are ace. I've used them a few times too and can't fault them.

Bike Discount ate good too, especially for Schawble tyres.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Mentioning tyres, that pissed me off the fact I couldn't fit a 2.2 rubber queen on the rear!


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Surprised at that. I can get a 2.25 Nobby Nic in the 5 no problems. Looking good


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:16 pm 
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I think it was just the shear volume of the rubber queen tyres thy are massive, it was rubbing on the cross bridge on the swing arm. Thanks tho dude!


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:13 am 
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Looks mint and I would guess a nice ride. Need to shorten that front hose by about four inches though.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:23 am 
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Cheers man, yeah it rides really smooth. As for the Jose I think it'll be staying as is as I wouldn't know where to start with cutting it down.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:44 am 
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Cheers man, yeah it rides really smooth. As for the hose I think it'll be staying as is as I wouldn't know where to start with cutting it down.

I was thinking the same, it's too long but like you I would just leave it there for fear of messing up cutting it down :lol:

Your Yeti looks great. Any other plans for it? Not that it needs anything as its smart as it is.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:37 am 
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Its easy honest. There is a vid here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhYX1fHmMvA . The brass insert is easy to get out with a pair of pliers. I usually do it with a surgical glove on the end of the hose to catch it if it flies out easily. The olives are easy to separate with a screwdriver by sliding it down the graduation of the blade. Once you have done one it comes a lot easier. That hose could get ripped out by a stray branch.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:46 am 
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Cheers superstu, I was thinking about a dropper post but just can't afford one at the minute. Thanks bertr00t it may be worth a go. Cheers


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