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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:31 pm 
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to cut a long story short I had this stolen last year but got it back you can read about it an see how it used to look here



viewtopic.php?f=41&t=227128

I didn't expect to get it back an in the meantime I bought this foes here it is with parts from the karpiel


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I intended to fit the supermonsters to the foes but they don't suit the frameso they are now fitted to the karpiel

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the frame an forks are very rare an in my opion the forks only suit the karpiel its hard to find a frame with e nough rear travel to match whats the chances of finding the frame an forks together :D
I haven't rode the karpiel since I swapped the parts over it needs a brake adaptor for the magura caliper an the brakes need bleeding I hope to get this sorted in the next few weeks
price is £1600 (I ve seen frames go for 500 an the forks for over 600


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:35 pm 
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the pics don't do it justice its in the loft an hard to get a good photo
the full spec is
nokian 3" tyres (brand new)
halo rear rim on hope big un hub
front wheel halo rim on dt hub
xtr cranks with 2 chainrings
dx spd pdals
shimano slx rear mech an deore shifter(not fitted yet)
custom ano orange cane creek aheadset
blackspire stem
chemical bars
bike hut seat post( cut very short)
wtb seat( has a slight nick)
magura gustav braks not fitted yet

the frame does have a few chips
also the shock linkage plates have shapes machined out of them an the back of the cutout is quite thin each side had little crack when I got the frame (I m talking about the cut out shape in the linkage its does effect the stentgh it was like it before I got the frame an hasn't got any worse

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I got the frame from bigwill on pinkbike when he owned it had different linkage plates fitted
see the pic here
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1282184/

[ (he told me he had lost them but if you look at his photos they are now fitted to his blue karpiel)

it has a couple of chips on the frame an headtube an scratches on the rear triangle
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:54 am 
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Location: London
Wow! :shock:

Wish I had the money for this. Free bump for an amazing bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:02 am 
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Oh man, if I had the cash I'd snap that up simply because it's bonkers!

Might even have done an enduro on it, just because ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:57 am 
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sweeeeeeeeeeeeet as 8) , thats a beauty, :shock: if only, ahh man thats brightened a gloomy day.

drew


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Dan, just sent you a message....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:53 pm 
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more pics an info added


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:41 pm 
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Dan, PM sent.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:04 pm 
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I'd be intetested if there was a bit more travel in the forks.


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