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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:49 am 
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Threw a tantrum on the floor..........
You know the type,
Rolling on the floor, thumping the carpet and kicking!!

My Bl**dy PS3 has packed up on my after 10 days!! :evil:

Its under warranty and going back in the box!! :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:58 am 
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Finally finished building up the Shock-a-Billy last night and decided its all wrong and I don't ike it. I'm going to take it all apart this morning and sell it. I'm looking for a Monster or another Yo instead.

Sodding bikes. :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:00 am 
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What's the matter with it Si? Thought you rated it as one of the best fats out there?

Agree with you of course "soddin bikes" my mantra these last 2 years.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:00 am 
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Certainly not one of the best Fats but one of, if not the best early full susser. Nothing wrong with the way it will ride- it has the same parts as the last one more or less (AMP Fork, Risse damper, Syncros Cranks and finishing kit, XTR brakes, shifters and mechs etc.) so even though I have not tried it out I'm not expecting it to be any different. Its just i'm not sold on the looks of this one. I told myself I wasnt going to get worked up on looks- it is my 7 stanes bike for taking the sting out of Inners, 'Tress and Kirroughtree etc. but I'm a shallow fool and want it to look good too.
My old SAB looked the baws but I'm not sure on this one. I don't think the aquafade works with all the polished alloy. Both Kingroon and Sidewinder had build problems with this combo I guess, but I wanted to crack it, but I think i'm failing.

I have 4 options.
1. Sell the fooker and admit defeat.
2. Paint the main frame Charcoal like the last one.
3. Ditch the AMP forks for a colour matched Judy DH and colour match the rear end.
4. As above but repaint the whole lot in Grellow.

What do you think?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:26 am 
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I would choose option 1


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:43 am 
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looks good to me :?

but if it is not working sell and buy summit else that you don't have any history with- clean slate and all that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:03 pm 
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Today I had early lunch with MTB stalwart and ex-MBUK staffer Derek Purdey. Great stories!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:04 pm 
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I wish my bike looked that bad!

If it is not the original paint I would respray to the colour of your choice, you'll only miss it (again) if you get rid of it.

Mr Chance did make incredibly good bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:14 pm 
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It is original paint and decals and apart from a few small chips and a bit of rub its perfect- hence my reluctance to change too much. I'm going to try the colourmatched rear and Judy front end I think.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:32 pm 
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yeah thats crap ,bin it


swap you a couple of old supervees for it :lol:

change of forks wouldn't go a miss ,mag 21's maybee
but the rest is peachey imho


but what do i know

is that the cooks rsr your selling? mighty interested
ahh just noticed the word syncros on them :oops:

mike


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