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 Post subject: Is My Bike Rare?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:25 am 
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Or was it just that no one bought them when they were out?

It's a DiamonBack 'X-Link Sport' that used to look like this

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Bit of a lash-up TBH, the original Bitsa! It was only a frameset when I got it

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Over the last 12months it has matured a bit.

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Grown a new fork . . . but I wouldn't say no to an air shock which I think would balance the suspension action between front and rear

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It's even found the odd admirer.

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Yet I've never seen another one :?: The best I can find is the odd mention on French websites. Has anyone any info? I think it's a UK bike, it has a Leeds dealer sticker on the bottom pivot.

luv'n'stuff

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:31 am 
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You've turned that into a nice looking bike. Can't say i've seen another but that doesn.t necessarily make it rare


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:10 am 
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lewis1641 wrote:
You've turned that into a nice looking bike. Can't say i've seen another but that doesn.t necessarily make it rare


Thank you. That's a nice thing to say.

TBH it was an experiment. I got the fork for buttons cos it was 'broke', bought the discs on the bay and built the wheels from Edinburgh cycles 'chuck it out' sale.

The real wrench was buying the brakes, I haven't spent over a hundred quid on bike bits for ever such a long time! I like the way it rides. It carries my 2cwt quite happily and my eldest lad thinks it's 'cool!' It will never be as light as my Trek 950 or my DynaTechs but it is extremely tough and I don't mind getting it a bit muddy now and then ;)

Anyone got a decent air shock they want out of? I'll test it to destruction, sorry, put it to some good use . . .

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Nice. I'd get the backend resprayed black 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:23 pm 
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mikesnowdon wrote:
Nice. I'd get the backend resprayed black 8)


Hmmmm.....

Stealth


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:44 pm 
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hey thats not bad! have you looked on bikepedia? i recall seeing some of these frames, possibly on ebay or looking on google for diamondback related stuff (check signature). i think they are for the american market although im not sure but, the american version of my frame (in signature) is far far different from mine :roll: :?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:03 am 
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That look's pretty good 8) , quite a transformation from the first pic, look's far better with the grey forks and disc brakes.

Kind of agree with mike, the black rear would look ace, look's fine as it is but would look hard as nails all black :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:41 pm 
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mikesnowdon wrote:
Nice. I'd get the backend resprayed black 8)


i agree with mike there,back to black my gt has the stealth look and i reckon they look pretty cool in black.great work by the way she looks well better


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:40 pm 
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O M G !

For the first time in my life I've built something that people like! Maybe I should rename this thread to 'Is My Bike Cool?

Or is that pushing it?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:05 am 
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Its a Hotrod, and Hotrods are definitely cool 8)


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