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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:56 pm 
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So this is my first post here, thought i'd show you my old orange patriot as it's relatively old, to me anyway. Some of the componentry is fairly old, other stuff isn't, as i've upgraded it a fair bit since i bought it. Anyway, photo time.

Here's how it looked when i bought it:

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Then this:

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And here's how it looks now:

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All over the course of about 4 months.

Spec:
Frame: Orange patriot 2001
Forks: Marzocchi Z150 FR 2004
Bars: Answer Protaper
Stem: Raceface Diabolus
Headset: Chris King no threadset
Grips: not sure
Bar Ends: n/a

Front Brake Lever assy: hope mini
Front Caliper: hope M4 #3
Front disc: hope 180mm with lightning bolts
Rear Brake Lever assy: Avid juicy 5
Rear Caliper: avid juicy 5
Rear Disc: avid clean sweep G2 160mm
Hoses: avid/hope


Shifters: XT
Cables: not sure
Front Mech: n/a
Rear Mech: XT
Chain Device: Raceface Atlas

Seat: Not sure
Seat Post: Orange
Seat Post Clamp: Salsa

Cranks: Racface Evolve DH
Chainring(s): Raceface Evolve DH 36t
Chain: KMC chain
Cassette: not sure
Pedals: DMR V8
Bottom Bracket: Raceface X-type

Front Wheel:
Rim: Mavic EX721
Spokes: not sire
Hub: Hope bulb 5 bolt disc fitting
Tube: not sure
Tire: Intense 909 FRO 2.5"

Back Wheel:
Rim: Alex DX32
Spokes: not sure
Hub: Shimano XT
Tube: Nokian Gazza
Tire: Intense 909 FRO 2.5"

Weight: 38lbs ish (maybe a couple of lbs less since i got rid of the dual crowns)

Just looking at getting new bars (black) to fit in with the black theme and another avid juicy 5 up front. That old raceface turbine crankset will hopefully be going on my carrera (see below) with a whole new drivetrain once i've bought all of that and some new chainrings for it. (the old ones have been totally eaten up!)

Also, just for good measure, here's my slightly upgraded (rockshox tora forks and avid juicy 3 rear and hope HFX9 front brakes) carrera vulcan:

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Sorry for the long post! What do you think then?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Ref the Patriot, Are they a pure downhill bike or can they be ridden as an allrounder , I only ask as I have seen them before with triple front chain rings but 38lb is pretty damn heavy

Nice ride anyway 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:32 pm 
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daj wrote:
Ref the Patriot, Are they a pure downhill bike or can they be ridden as an allrounder , I only ask as I have seen them before with triple front chain rings but 38lb is pretty damn heavy

Nice ride anyway 8)


They were one of the original 'all round' bikes, so to speak. You can built them up pretty light (air shock/forks/XC kit), yet they also can take a hammering. 6" of travel (with correct shock - 57mm stroke), and can take triple clamp forks (was spec'd with Boxxers).

The 22x family was born out of the Patriot design.

I have a 222 '02, and the missus has a Patriot '02 (14" version)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:55 pm 
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I love Patriots! needs a Union flag paint job though (or some RAF targets at the very least).


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:03 pm 
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hi, im guessing this is you on pinkbike


http://sam264.pinkbike.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:44 pm 
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mechagouki wrote:
I love Patriots! needs a Union flag paint job though (or some RAF targets at the very least).


I like them too. Needs a Welsh flag paint job though :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:55 am 
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daj wrote:
Ref the Patriot, Are they a pure downhill bike or can they be ridden as an allrounder , I only ask as I have seen them before with triple front chain rings but 38lb is pretty damn heavy

Nice ride anyway 8)

Yeah, very much an all rounder, came with 130mm z1 forks which i think were stock. I did had dual crowns as you can see, but i didn't like them. It is a very nice bike for the age though :)

SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
hi, im guessing this is you on pinkbike


http://sam264.pinkbike.com/

yep thats me, how did you guess? :P


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:42 am 
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I was trying to get a Patriot7+ for an AM/do anything ride, but no joy.
Everyone I talk to who has one totally rates them.
A simple but strong design and only 1 bearing to worry about
:D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:12 am 
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yep thats me, how did you guess?

your on my friends list.... i saw the patriot pop up in my dashboard :D

sean.s


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:53 pm 
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SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
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yep thats me, how did you guess?

ur in my friends list.... i saw that patriot in my dashboard :D

sean.s

ah of course, you're the one always selling stuff :P

xizang wrote:
I was trying to get a Patriot7+ for an AM/do anything ride, but no joy.
Everyone I talk to who has one totally rates them.
A simple but strong design and only 1 bearing to worry about
:D

Yeah, one of my local bike shops has a brand new patriot 66 frame (well, it's pretty much NOS, it's been there for years) for £650, i'd love that thing but i cannae afford!


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