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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:55 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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Amazing. good read, too. ta for posting that up :)


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Fantastic


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It made my day as well, but a few bits make me wonder: cranks (maybe that low-end set was the only one in the right length), bar and stem, but the idea generally is brilliant!

I remember being in Marktheidenfeld/Germany back in 1998, where they had an awesome shop: PE Cycles. It was the kind of place where I could see things that I knew from the German magazines I intoxicated myself with back then. Peter Ehlert, the owner had all sort of bike parts around and he didn't care much about tidiness, but it was okay, as I was suspecting an XTR derailleur or some King headset in every single one of his shady drawers. Anyhow, the most awesome thing he showed me was a Yeti 20" MTB (or maybe a BMX), that he adapted for his kid. It had a Marin/Manitou rear end that was adapted to be a fork. King headset, Magura brakes with custom levers and the proper turquoise. It beats this bike by a mile, trust me. I am very curious what happened to that guy and everything...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:28 am 
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Lovely bike for the wee guy and all but I can't help but think kids should learn their trade on a rigid, then hardtail then full suss. Anyone that can really ride can ride a rigid bike, admittedly not on modern DH courses. I wonder if the wee wheels mean he can't really ride on terrain rough enough to warrant full suspension anyway?

Ach, i'm just being grumpy. It's not that I really care that much, probably just jealous I never had anything that good...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:23 pm 
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