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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:03 pm 
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Hi
Thanks for a great few hours out chaps - be sure to bring the sex out to play again.
Pickle - "stem and riser bar aside" :lol: - its how I like to ride chap - not really into keeping the bike absolutely original for the sake of it although most bits (not the tyres) are from the 90s.
Rojo - the bike weighs around the 29lb mark currently - but obviously could be made less.

The clunking from rear wheel isnt the bearings - these seem fine - silky smooth still - but it is coming from play in the rear cassette :? Whats the fix for that then? (not that great with mechanicals).


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Wow that is sweet mate, you got anymore pic's of it??


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Yes
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=86215&view=next&sid=9404786ff91303ab032e13fd8d0872b6
Tyres replaced since then and an old Flite put back on - otherwise as is.


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Yes
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=86215&view=next&sid=9404786ff91303ab032e13fd8d0872b6
Tyres replaced since then and an old Flite put back on - otherwise as is.


Thanks for the link , that looks amazing. I hope to see it sometime in the future going to try get up there to see dave and go for one of your rides.

you had it from new?? nice build


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Yes mate - bought new in 1996 and was spec'd with the Pace Forks.
Was actually intended and used on The National Downhill Series :lol: those were the days.
The HS11s & Grip shift Xrays were original spec but quickly as parts were not up to the job the Curve crankset was replaced with XT - headset with an FSA cartridge type - rear shock upgraded fronm 4R to 5R and obviously the riding position was tweaked with a shorter stem and Easton Monkey bar with a wheel replacement also in the 90s as those HS11s chew through the rims eventually. Bit of Bling added with the Salsa flip-flops (I think they called them).
The only "modern" and not of the era are the tyres now as a 90s Flite has been put back on.


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Yes mate - bought new in 1996 and was spec'd with the Pace Forks.
Was actually intended and used on The National Downhill Series :lol: those were the days.
The HS11s & Grip shift Xrays were original spec but quickly as parts were not up to the job the Curve crankset was replaced with XT - headset with an FSA cartridge type - rear shock upgraded fronm 4R to 5R and obviously the riding position was tweaked with a shorter stem and Easton Monkey bar with a wheel replacement also in the 90s as those HS11s chew through the rims eventually. Bit of Bling added with the Salsa flip-flops (I think they called them).
The only "modern" and not of the era are the tyres now as a 90s Flite has been put back on.


It is very very nice build, like how you have added bits to it. I you take any pic's of how it is now could you email me some please :)

Is that still original paint, looks mint!!


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:lol:
My bike is now worried that she has a stalker.

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OMG, I wish I'd have known there was a camera out when.. er.. my camelbak ..er.. sprung a leak... :lol:


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OMG, I wish I'd have known there was a camera out when.. er.. my camelbak ..er.. sprung a leak... :lol:


:twisted: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 pm 
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High res pic here for you rojo
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_eehaXRpEJXU/S6ZIx ... 020241.JPG

But reduced to fit on screen pic here
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