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 Post subject: Skookum
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:13 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TiCycles-Skookum- ... 240%3A1318


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:28 pm 
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I don't know if I'm alone, but I cannot stand to see a tower for a front mech. Irks every time. Talk about backward engineering! :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:05 pm 
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Corduroyboy -I totally agree with you. I thought I was the only one who thought this was stupid and pointless!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:17 pm 
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^what he said. Yay for the E-Type front mech!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:18 pm 
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I owned one of these about 8 years ago and I thought it was one of the best riding FS bikes I have ever owned, almost better then my Blur, almost. :D
They climb great, excellerate out of turns brilliantly and overall handle great but they were limited by the rear shock design. Not many choices.
Plus I know Dave Levy so to me knowing who built your frame always helps. I still have a Ti Cyclocross frame he built for me 7 years ago.
As far as the tower goes, how else would you put a FD on?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:19 pm 
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Well - they eventually introdcued the BB mounted f mech didnt they?


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As far as the tower goes, how else would you put a FD on?



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Forgot about those, I think I supressed the memory because I had one fail on me. :D


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