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 Post subject: One for the missus
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Just thrown this together for the little lady. Bought the frame from another forum member (thanks Kaz), and combined it with various parts from the spares box. Consequently, some of the colours could be better matched :oops: . She's away at the moment, so it will be next weekend before she can give it a try. If she's happy with the frame fit, I'll get the colours sorted, swap the drivetrain to something silver, and trim the cables, hoses and steerer.

Basic spec as follows:

Frame: 2004 Gary Fisher Tassajara GS
Forks: Magura Durin Race (love these in orange :D )
Wheels: Mavic XC717 rims and LX hubs
Drivetrain: Heinz 57 varieties!
Brakes: Avid Elixir 3. Rear to be added after the adapter has arrived

Here she is ..............

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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:04 am 
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Quality !!!! :)


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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:20 am 
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I like that!


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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:18 pm 
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I like orange too.
Been thinking about getting a bike orange powder coated but I think orange frames might not be original enough.
Nice for the missus build.

A little orange stuff, Wildgrippers and V12s
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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:49 am 
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Very nice sir! I like the look of some of the orange coloured Crank Brothers stuff too 8)

The snow meant that the missus didn't get home at the weekend, so it will be next weekend before she can give it a try. Already have an M750 rear mech and M760 cranks in my 'stock' to throw on if she approves. I'm also thinking silver post, stem and bars, with a few flashes of orange (maybe pedals and seatpost clamp) to pick-up on the fork colour.

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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:21 am 
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For some strange reason when you see couples riding together and theyre both kitted out in full regalia
He has a nice bike whereas her bike is usually from Halfords.
Hmmm :?

Wildgrippers :shock:
Do you want her to fall off ? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:59 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
For some strange reason when you see couples riding together and theyre both kitted out in full regalia
He has a nice bike whereas her bike is usually from Halfords.
Hmmm :?
Let's face it - the majority of 'partner' bikes on here are mainly an excuse for a new project :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: One for the missus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Exeter Man wrote:
dyna-ti wrote:
For some strange reason when you see couples riding together and theyre both kitted out in full regalia
He has a nice bike whereas her bike is usually from Halfords.
Hmmm :?
Let's face it - the majority of 'partner' bikes on here are mainly an excuse for a new project :lol:

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so true, :lol: :lol: :lol:


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