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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:10 pm 
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Gentle maiden voyage for the Kinesis through Manchester city centre this afternoon - shaking down the freshly assembled frame and the eclectic parts mix I had available to complete.

Took the opportunity to deliver OWMTBC posters to all the decent bike shops in town. Seems riding an SS gains you acceptance pretty much across the board, with long chats about Retrobike and the upcoming SSUK race with the gents of Harry Hall Cycles, in particular.

Picked up the Deadmau5/Calvin Harris 12" - already an OWMTBC theme tune in the Blauwe Pan - before meeting up with the long suffering Mrs K for afternoon tea in the Northern Quarter.

Mr K


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Nice Mrk, is that the Hilton in the background there ??


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:03 pm 
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Nice one. very scenic pics too.

One of these could be the way forward if I do another modern. (arrgh) Does it ride nice? you've had a lot of bikes so would be interesting to know. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:11 pm 
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was about to deride your modern rig with it's discs and big forks then noticed future PoTY right there - with teh Avantime and skyscraper. Then saw it was runner up against the horse grafitti pic.

Nice 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:21 pm 
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Nice pics matey!!


Al. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:57 pm 
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Hey MrK, how are you getting on with this? Spotted one in Cycle Surgery last week, and the DMR dropouts took me to a Eureka moment and got me thinking about one again. Basically a lighter Trailstar then will slightly better geometry. The chap in Singletrack mag (who's also local to my home town) has thrown some long forks on to really exploit its versatility.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:01 pm 
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Nice build!

Ive got one too! built it from bits I had lying around mostly off my Epic. I originaly had one of the first Virtue's with the 10yr sticker but last week I found a crack where the seat stays join to the seat tube. So now I have a apple green Virsa SS.

Have you joined my kinesis Decade Group?
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=68979630591


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:46 pm 
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reanimation wrote:
Hey MrK, how are you getting on with this? Spotted one in Cycle Surgery last week, and the DMR dropouts took me to a Eureka moment and got me thinking about one again. Basically a lighter Trailstar then will slightly better geometry. The chap in Singletrack mag (who's also local to my home town) has thrown some long forks on to really exploit its versatility.


The Decade is quite a chunk lighter than the Trailstar, being made from Tange Prestige rather than 4130 Cro-mo. The frame is really designed around a 100mm travel fork.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:53 pm 
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Thanks Chris, One of these is still on my short list for an upgrade to a grown ups modern bike! :D I joined your FB group aswell during my research! :D Guy in ST mag said it lifted BB up and slackened angles and really liked it, forks are a bit of a variable science in them selves though, make, model, sag, design, length, character.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Agreed! i mean i'm running my Decade with old RC31's which are too short really but it feels great with them on! Let me know if you buy one.


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