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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:17 pm 
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So this month I have spent a fair few quid on building up an old favourite of mine
Frame - 2001 orange patriot LT with vanilla rc shock and eibach spring giving 6" rear travel
Forks - 2007 marzocchi drop offs with 150mm travel and 20mm axle
Wheels - balfa switchit wheels
Headset - Hope 1 1/8
Stem - Kona
Bars - Kona dh bars
Grips - Kona
Seatpost - Bontrager...cheers Gruff
Clamp - orange own brand
Tyres - Maxxis Monorail 2.1 tubeless
Shifters/Mechs/Cassette - Shimano XT
Brakes - Hayes hfx9's 203mm rotors
Seat - silver one
Cranks - NC-17 isis
BB - Fsa platinum isis

going to go down the black and silver route after chrimbo when more funds allow

what do you guys think so far?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:12 pm 
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Sweet looking ride :) :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:40 pm 
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love it :P my 98 (1st year) stab is nearly finished


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:01 pm 
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oldschool wrote:
love it :P my 98 (1st year) stab is nearly finished


That comment is useless without pics my man :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:22 pm 
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nearly finished now


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:04 pm 
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Nice looking bike.

Always been a fan of the patriots with that beefy rear swing arm. Never had the pleasure of test riding one. Maybe one day


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:00 pm 
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Looks great 8) , plan on building one of these next year (or maybe a Stab), just for reference what size is the frame ?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:11 pm 
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jimihendrix wrote:
Looks great 8) , plan on building one of these next year (or maybe a Stab), just for reference what size is the frame ?


hello there...fellow steering wheel attendant :wink:

its a 16" version my man....funnily enough, the older patriots feel smaller than the newer ones....no idea why :?


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