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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:48 pm 
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If you put a gun at my head and say you can have one steel do it all framed mtb at this point I would have to retreat from my retro allegiance and go for a On-One 456.

Tough, not too heavy, great fork choice, can even with not too much bodging take a rack. Also not a fancy bike, I'd not be precious riding it :D


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neebsta wrote:
Nice suggestions! Keep 'em rolling in! Dr S do you make frames then?

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Yes. Just starting out but already a few frames finished and a number of orders rolling in. Really enjoying it so far. Currently building myself a 29er frame and fork. Will run a thread in readers bikes when its finished.


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Dr S wrote:
neebsta wrote:
Nice suggestions! Keep 'em rolling in! Dr S do you make frames then?

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Yes. Just starting out but already a few frames finished and a number of orders rolling in. Really enjoying it so far. Currently building myself a 29er frame and fork. Will run a thread in readers bikes when its finished.


Cool, keen to see more detail/photo's of finished builds.


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In keeping with my signature, if I was to sell of everything and limit it to one bike it would have to be a DeKerf. With all the work done by the man himself.

The only real choice I would have to make would be the colour. Blue, orange or green? Tough call.


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Coming round to the idea of selling everything and getting just a Salsa El Mariachi, any thoughts on these? I do like Salsa - seem to get decent reviews, liked the karate monkey too, there just something about a Salsa :oops: :oops:


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Titanium 29er all mountain hardtail for 120-140mm forks by Kish or Vertigo or the same in steel by ByStickel. In real money terms I'd like a Canfield Nimble 9....or maybe the new Transition TransAM 29er...or at a push a Brodie Ti 26er Holeshot. Steve Potts monstercrosser would be nice too :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:35 pm 
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My favourite Klein would be hard to replace in my affections for a day to day rider, but the nearest I have come to all round perfection is the DBR WCF Vertex.

Though a hybrid of CF and steel, so a bit of a cheat, (and I would ideally add options for panniers), it is perfection for me in how it rides.

If I have to stick to steel, Clockworks work well enough for me. Easy to own, comfy to do a few miles on, and I never get tired of them.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Would have to consider a Genesis Altitude 853 with rack mounts & a set of skinny tyres for road work.

In the mean time I'll just keep the various bikes I've got thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:43 am 
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+1 karate monkey
Personally it was my pugsley in 2006, got 29 wheels now just put a sys fork on it too.
Saying that I continued to buy bikes and try the long travel hardtail thing. Got a DH bike but the pugs remains my favourite.
I would build a karate monkey or the salsa version but can't really justify it
Seeing you are a salsa fan how about the el mariachi??


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:13 pm 
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I already own mine...... an 853 hardtail built as burly as you like for heavy trail use, it's awesome!


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