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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:05 pm 
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what he said.
ebay have 'em :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=rose+joint&_sacat=0&_from=R40

cos i'm nice like that :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Almost genuis modding :lol:

But what happens when its lashing down with rain, you get that nightmare puncture and you need the rear wheel off?

I always remember back to a time i got a puncture around 6 miles from home (on my old boardman) starveling on grass :? across some cliff tops, the wind was picking up so i i was making my way home sharpish.

I turned the bike over, and from nowhere it started to fecking hailstone, i was sick, i got soaked, i was freezing, i just wanted it fixed ASAP, i was having a nightmare, a bloke caught out on a dog walk started fecking laughing as he jogged past, commenting that i picked the best time to get a puncture (I DID NOT FECKING SELECT THIS POINT YOU c*nt) :lol:

I never managed to get the object from the tyre either as i could not feel my fingers, new tube in, 2 c02 cans later and its fecking going down again, arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Ended up pushing it into a shelter about a mile away to patch it up, fixed it and the fantastic wind had blown all the crap weather away bringing the sun back out, i rode home with a face like a smacked arse and stood in a hot shower for about 10 mins wanting to end my life :lol:

The Onza adapter allows me to get the rear wheel straight off with a 15mm spanner (i converted it to solid axle plus track nuts) i have no problems getting rid of the QR system as it is not very "quick" anyway IMO

Here it is on my old 98 GC

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:03 pm 
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It's the same price as the other a2z, I've ordered one awaiting delivery


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:27 pm 
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twain wrote:


Awesome! :) will be ordering when I have some spare time


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:10 am 
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if i didnt have a sharkfin, i'd end up doing what S-M has done.
its the closest thing to the original adapter.
or i'd just run my magura on the back again :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:20 pm 
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twain wrote:
if i didnt have a sharkfin, i'd end up doing what S-M has done.
its the closest thing to the original adapter.
or i'd just run my magura on the back again :)


Same here, i actually brought the same adaptor but by some luck found a sharkfin, i can honestly say the avid v-brake i had on did a good enough job for me, but going full disk was an itch i had to scratch :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:35 pm 
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not_fat_matt wrote:
going full disk was an itch i had to scratch :roll:


dont i bloody know it! :P:P:P


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:12 pm 
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My old one, but i prefered my rockhopper comp (like below), the one with the beam frame...i put Judy DH and a stiffer spring on and it was ACE !!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:28 pm 
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For those of you who repainted and added new decals, where did you get them made?

Also, ideas for a good paint stripper that will get the job done so I don't have to wet sand much?


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