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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi, I've been looking at the forum for a while now and thought I would take some pics of my bike today as it was my first proper ride out on it, great fun too!

Its a bit of a, "whatevers in the basket build". I bought the whole bike in bits for a really good price around christmas time and have been putting it together since then. I've not been riding offroad for about 5 years and this is the sort of bike I could only dream of affording back when I was a kid, so it was cool putting it together.
I seem to have ended up spending a bit more on it than I intended though!

After some snide bugger on ebay tried to rip me off for a broken shock I decided to be a man and splash out on a brand new manitou swinger 4-way to replace the crappy old shockworks rear shock which seemed to have left any semblance of damping in the last millenium.
Some new tioga 2.1 dh tyres and a new front wheel and I was ready to go. Its got hydraulic deore disc brakes which seem amazing (The best I had experienced before were V-brakes) and a few X-lite goodies I took off my old bike. I've got a DMR speedguide to fit but the BB seems to be absolutely welded in so I may switch to a dual chainset and derailleur to keep the chain on.

Next to be fitted are some Marzocchi junior-t's, although I'm a little hesitant as it seemed to be a bit of a slog on the uphills today. The RST Hi-5 seem pretty good after a quick service, and the air damping works well still. The Marzocchis should help out when I take it to some uplift days though!

Oh definately needs some paint soon too :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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one of my mates had one of those when they were new and it was like riding a pogo stick back then too so I expect shockworks never really bothered with damping. Cool bike though :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:40 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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nice bike there buddy. logging forests, love 'em!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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cheers, just cleaned it now. While I was brushing it down the one of the barmen at the pub I live in described it as "the grifter from hell" :lol:

I also discovered that one of my cranks is 170mm and the other 175mm, which is really strange as these came off my old parkpre which I bought brand new in 1995! :?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:57 pm 
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looks cool :wink: i have one too >

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any chance of some pictures of the rear disc mount ? i have just finnished making my own one and have started another 2 for other members on here :D

the jr t's will make a world of diffrence to the bike so get them fitted .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:52 pm 
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my home-made mount >

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:D :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:26 am 
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big.eck were the big bolt hols the the gold bits attached to already there?
yeah johnny, your bike, there is somethig about it :? kind of mismatched look but i actually think it matches quite well. maybe its the grey frame :? gets some clean pics up! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:49 pm 
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the big bolt holes were there already so i had to cut some brake bosses down and threadlock them into the frame and i made the gold bit myself :wink: in my hut :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:03 pm 
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MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM..............

Mini Cheddars :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:15 pm 
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my spoke sets are stored in there :lol:


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