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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:43 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Just built this up, been a dream bike for 10+ years for me, rides like a dream!

Some non retro on there but I think it looks ok for an old gate!

Still trying to find better mechs but the spec is there otherwise,
built up with lots of 'parts bin' gear

What do you think?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:48 pm 
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Nice build - simple colour scheme with just the right balance of black, red and silver.

Well done. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:56 pm 
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Like the red and black scheme, works well.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:06 am 
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Pickle wrote:
Like the red and black scheme, works well.


Yes and it even more wicked in the SPIN edition they offered in 1997. I had one that was mint and never should have parted with it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:02 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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One day Ill put a kore stem and seatpost on it just like the 1997 model had - I believe thats the same frame... Bomber Z2s much better than judy XCs tho!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:26 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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+1 Good choice on the bams ,though you should really put the decals back on,they kinda look naked without them :?

Good luck on finding a Kore seatpost :wink:

It took me several months and in the end had to join another forum to secure one :lol:

Looks great,i hope mine turn out as nice though its a fair awy from the standard yours is at

Top 8) Banana


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:44 pm 
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I know what you mean about the forks looking naked, some times I think the bomber decals need to be reinstated, sometimes I think it looks cool with the uncluttered red front and back...

(However the LHS seatstay has a big retrobike sticker up it...)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:37 pm 
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I like 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:40 pm 
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Many thanks!

Been fettling it - black rims added and tipped the angles back a touch... Must get some pics


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:28 pm 
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New pics

Tipped the angles back (quite a lot) and added some modern black wheels... Thoughts please... This rides so well, definitely a keeper!

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Toying with the idea of swapping the Gold Pro-Taper bars for black Azonics, but I like the gold breaking it all up a bit.


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