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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:39 am 
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decided to go with the a2z adaptor but i also have a stabilizing bar i will use to keep it in place, just need to extend a bolt. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:38 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271035676353? ... fresh=true


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:38 pm 
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krist420 wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271035676353?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&autorefresh=true


So who bought it?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:12 pm 
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krist420 wrote:
98 elite max backbone.


Its not a MAX backbone mate, just a normal elite.

Max has extra reinforcement around the head tube area and the beefy chainstays.

Hence why yours does not have the extra welding around the head tube and the chainstays that look different (the ones you always see snapping in pictures!)

Look at the photo of the one i bought via the ebay auction at the beginning of the thread, you can see the extra reinforcement around the head tube.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:50 pm 
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S-M wrote:
krist420 wrote:
98 elite max backbone.


Its not a MAX backbone mate, just a normal elite.

Max has extra reinforcement around the head tube area and the beefy chainstays.

Hence why yours does not have the extra welding around the head tube and the chainstays that look different (the ones you always see snapping in pictures!)

Look at the photo of the one i bought via the ebay auction at the beginning of the thread, you can see the extra reinforcement around the head tube.
his is a max backbone, it has the sticker and the square tubing


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Hmm, some fella on another forum told me that its not a proper MAX unless it has the extra metal welded on around the headtube, i will try to find a link.

I cant zoom into his picture to read the sticker.

Some of the GC bikes had very similar decals but they read something else on the sticker.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
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I think you will find that the Max Baxbone designation is not dependant on the extra reinforcing around the headtube.


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S-M wrote:
Hmm, some fella on another forum told me that its not a proper MAX unless it has the extra metal welded on around the headtube, i will try to find a link.

I cant zoom into his picture to read the sticker.

Some of the GC bikes had very similar decals but they read something else on the sticker.
its the square tubing that makes it a max backbone

the standard versions have round tubing


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