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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:13 am 
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This might not excite many people, but I am very excited. Yesterday I found that my 650b wheels will fit in the old Sinister Ridge frame. I didn't try it earlier because someone had mentioned that they wouldn't fit. Paired with ye 2003 Fox Talas 125mm fork it's going to be another 'scrap heap' wonderbike - absolutely spot on for the trail centres in North Wales.

Pictures later.

I keep sneaking out of the house to look at it. I think this might be my new all time favourite bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Ha - not much love for the resurrection of the Ridge, but I like it.

I've paired my old Dia Compe brake levers with some BB7 Road callipers - they feel great.

Despite its age the Fox fork is still working beautifully.

Certainly it's no looker but it's brilliant for hooning round the local trail centres...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:04 pm 
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I think it's pretty cool 8).

Trail centres are usually pretty bumpy - have you lost your chain at all? I'd be nervous about just a bash on fast rocky stuff.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:32 pm 
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I love it


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:27 pm 
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hmmmm.
I just went and tried a test-fit on the ridges we have kicking around here(that'd be 3), and it was a no-go.

Seems like you got a good one, eh?!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:01 pm 
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Weird. My good luck I suppose.
As to chain retention - no problems at all, but I do have a clutch rear mech which really helps.
Got a piece of tape on the underside of the fork crown as my bottom out detector. So far all good.
Once you've got this thing under steam it's fast.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Old model by FTW?

If I get a job I'll get a ridge too (it has Paragon dropouta, so no doubts about 650b wheels)


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