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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:20 pm 
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yep same here

on mine I have M960 XTR mech and cranks and XT 760 Dual contol

and I have ordered a dropper seat post for it with the lever under the saddle which should be fine - but eventually I will get a steath dropper as the seat post is open and routing will be a doddle.

This is what it looks like today - the cowhide nisene is staying - this is the only bike I have had it on that it seemed to match ok.

See how high the bars are - even though this is a 130 stem - it is quite comfy!- Climbing would be a nightmare though....

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If I can get a matching M960 Dual Control set for it - that will be it!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Location: Kilwinning, Scotland
8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:00 am 
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lets see yours - I cant remember a model "5"


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:05 am 
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typo its a 500. I'll get a pic up later 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:21 am 
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New 90mm stem arrived this morning! 18hours from paying to receiving!!!

Fittted my old lefty perfectly.

Its not has high as the 130 - I am sure someone good a maths can calulate the difference-

On the plus side the new lower hight feels much more sensible - not too low and not too high.

Before 130 X20deg
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after 90mm X20deg
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:05 pm 
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As it stands just now. Changed the bars and stem. Rest is how it came. Likes to wheelie but reckon I like it 8)

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Looks nice - hows the headshock?

PS I think your caravan is more retro than the bike!!

I have a Super SI headshock on my Super V - holds air fine, I have filled it with 10wt oil and it works superbly - but the lock out doesnt work- bit sad really as the rear climbs perfectly.

back to the jekyll - my doesnt hold air - I can put 220 in one day and the nest day its on 90.

I have the seal kit so I might do it at the weekend- and my main pivot is creaking on steep climbs so that will have to come out and and I will try greasing it!


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:55 pm 
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Whole bikes like new. Headshox works perfectly:)
The caravans another story :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:16 am 
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our shock yolks look different.

I said mine was 2003 but I will double check the frame date code today.


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