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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:27 am 
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here's mine.

1993 diamond back response elite rst mozo pro fork, cheap wheels, mud guards (even though i hate them) single speed (36/18 i think)

just need to swap to mug tyres when it starts to get boggy

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:55 am 
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lewis1641 wrote:
here's mine.

1993 diamond back response elite rst mozo pro fork, cheap wheels, mud guards (even though i hate them) single speed (36/18 i think)

just need to swap to mug tyres when it starts to get boggy

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love those frames and that colour. reminds me of my Apex :( it got hit and run'd (not with me on it though). rode beautifully in its short life.... :cry:


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thats not good.

i really love the ride of this too. very zingy


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JeRkY wrote:
My winter bike tends to be what ever bike I enjoy riding. The last few years have seen.

KHS Alite team. I sold the frame from this earlier in the year and deeply regret it!

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My 1st RC100 stripped of its usual slicks and handed a set of knobblies for winter commute service.
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A Klein adept, this only lasted a short period over the winter so I guess you could say it was my only purpose built winter rider.
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And this winter as per last winter I shall be served by the bike I have ridden most throughout the year. My lovely RC300.
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Bring on the winter... I am ready!


im gonna sound stupid where the first picture taken up cholsey downs


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i took it out over Stanmer park this weekend gone, its hard going with one chainring up front, but it rode B-E-A-utifully on the downhill sections. kept up with a couple of moderns ok - even with a non existent front disc :P - the chain line is crazy so the chain came off a few times (although i don't have a tensioner/guide up front)
i'm converting it to single speed at the rear (20T just arrived in the post) this weekend hopefully. it'll be my winter hack. it'll have a magura rear (which i've now found :) and disc up front.
got another FSR i'm putting some higher spec bits on for some XC action :)


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sounds promising , you leaving the mech on as a tensioner ?
was trying to think of a colour that would make it look more brutal
but i'm stumped


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Some quality winter bikes here...mines WIP at the moment, but will add it soon.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Voila, c'est fini. 1994 / 1996 Parkpre Pro Elite Ti

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:31 pm 
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mikee wrote:
sounds promising , you leaving the mech on as a tensioner ?
was trying to think of a colour that would make it look more brutal
but i'm stumped


think i probably will leave it on there as a tensioner. i've just won a DMR chain guide on ebay, so will have that up front too hopefully. still need to fit my single speed out back and got a new disc brake for up front. it should be a pretty sweet (even though an eclectic mix of bits) ride :) looking forward to thrashing it around :P

colourwise, i may just go for a matt black finish/stealth finish. a bit of a mad max theme.....?!?! just feels like one of those bikes that you keep together with whatever you can salvage!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:52 pm 
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i've got 2 bikes which rotate for winter use:

a 2004 Stumpy Comp disc
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and
a 1991 Cannondale SM500.
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my previous winter hack was a

2008 Scott Scale 50
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